Justice Hrishikesh Roy appointed as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court

New Delhi, Aug 8: The Centre on Friday notified the appointment of acting Chief Justice of Kerala High Court Justice Hrishikesh Roy as the Chief Justice of the High Court. Justice Roy graduated in law from the Campus Law Centre, the University of Delhi in 1982, and was designated as a Senior Advocate by the [...]

Supreme Court asks two priests to surrender in Kerala sexual assault case

The Supreme Court on Monday cancelled the interim protection from arrest given to two clergymen, accused of sexually abusing a married woman, and asked them to surrender by August 13. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said the two priests were at liberty to seek regular bail once they surrendered. The [...]

Justice Hrishikesh Roy sworn in Kerala High Court Chief Justice

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Justice Hrishikesh Roy was sworn in Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court on Wednesday. At a brief ceremony held at Raj Bhavan, Governor P Sathasivam administered the oath of office. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Cabinet colleagues A K Balan, E Chandrasekharan, K K Shylaja, J Mercykutty Amma, Mathew T Thomas, Kadakampally Surendran, [...]

Kerala HC Stresses Need For Mechanism To Regulate Fees in Private Schools [Read Order]

“Education is a charitable activity; both the provider and the beneficiary have to see that in such a manner. There cannot be any element of profit except for the further development of the school infrastructure”, Justice Mustaque observed in the order While dealing with writ petitions concerning fee hike in a private school, the High Court [...]

Social Media Abuse: No anticipatory bail for hurting religious sentiments, says Kerala HC

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Custodial torture: Kerala High Court initiates proceedings against three retired cops

KOCHI: An aged couple, who was fighting for justice in a custodial torture case for the past 30 years, can heave a sigh of relief with the High Court initiating suo motu proceedings against three retired police officers involved in the case. The court also initiated contempt of court proceedings for not executing the warrant [...]

Plea In High Court of Kerala For Arrest Of Bishop Franco Mulakkal In …

A writ petition has been filed in the High Court of Kerala seeking a directive to arrest Franco Mulakkal, Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese of Syro-Malabar Church, who stands accused for rape of a nun. The petitioner is George Joseph K, an executive committee member of Kerala Catholic Reformation Movement, a registered organization of the faithful [...]

Ban quarrying in forest land: Kerala HC

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Kerala Church scandal: Supreme Court rejects anticipatory bail plea …

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said it was not a fit case for grant of anticipatory bail and that the duo could seek regular bail after surrendering. (Illustration by Vishnu PP) The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of two Christian priests — Sony Verghese and Jaise [...]

In a first, three women judges in Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: With the swearing-in of Justice Indira Banerjee, the Supreme Court will for the first time in its history have three sitting women judges. Justice Banerjee is the eighth woman judge in the Supreme Court since Independence. She became a high court judge on February 5, 2002 and was made a chief justice of [...]

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