Campus politics: Kerala HC gives government three weeks to take stand on framing guidelines

KOCHI: Slamming the state government for not following its earlier order to regulate student politics in campuses, the Kerala High Court today directed it to inform the court of the steps taken to implement the directive. A division bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice A K Jayasankaran Nambiar, while giving the order, [...]

Sabarimala women’s entry: Supreme Court begins hearing

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing on whether prohibiting the entry of women between the age group of 10-50 in Kerala’s Sabarimala temple on grounds of biological factors was discriminatory and violative of the constitution. The constitution bench comprising of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu [...]

No alternative jobs for women conductors: Kerala high court

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Drinking in public: Smell of alcohol not enough to book, says Kerala HC

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Kerala Church Sex scandal: Supreme Court asks state police not to arrest priests till

The Supreme Court today asked the Kerala police not to arrest two clergymen in connection with the sex scandal till July 19, when their anticipatory bail plea will be taken up for hearing. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan was informed by Kerala government that two of the accused have surrendered, [...]

Rape survivor argues own case at Kerala HC, wins

KOCHI: The Kerala high court has quashed a case falsely-foisted upon a rape survivor by men allegedly employed by her rapist to prevent her from attending the proceedings in the rape case. The survivor had argued the case herself in court. Kalamassery police had registered the case against the 30-year-old survivor, who is a doctor, [...]

Smell Of Alcohol Not Enough To Prosecute Person For Consuming Alcohol In Public: Kerala HC [Read Order]

In a case of its own kind where a man was being prosecuted for consuming liquor in public on the basis of smell of alcohol while the alco meter gave a “strange result” of 12,777.3 mg per 100 ml, the Kerala High Court has said that a person cannot be prosecuted on the basis of [...]

Supreme Court seeks report from Kerala on compensations to …

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today sought to know from the Kerala government on whether compensation has been paid to the people bitten by stray dogs in the state and warned the concerned authorities of contempt if they had not done so. The apex court asked the state government to place before it a compliance [...]

SC Declines Interference in Journalists’ Plea for Opening Media …

The Supreme Court has declined interference in the petition filed by Kerala Union of Working Journalists for opening the media room in the High Court of Kerala, which was shut following the clash between lawyers and media personss during July 2016. According to lawyers, the issue started when an incorrect report appeared in a newspaper regarding the proceedings of [...]

Consent Not A Defence For Offences Under POCSO Act: Kerala HC [Read Order]

“A minor girl can be easily lured into giving consent for sexual intercourse since she does not have the capacity to understand the implications thereof. Such a consent, therefore, is treated as not an informed consent given after understanding the pros and cons as well as consequences of the intended action.” While denying pre-arrest bail [...]

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