Balwant Singh and Anr. v. State of Punjab, (1995) 1 SCR 411

Introduction In 1995, in Balwant Singh v. State of Punjab, the Supreme Court overturned a sedition conviction for sloganeers who shouted incendiary slogans shortly after the assassination of Indira Gandhi, on the grounds that the slogans raised did not lead to violence. The sedition law was introduced under Section 124-A IPC by the British lawmakers fearing the development of an … Continue reading Balwant Singh and Anr. v. State of Punjab, (1995) 1 SCR 411

Supreme court rejects the plea of investigative journalist on mere apprehension of hyper sensitive person a transfer of plea cannot be entertained.

A plea of investigative journalist Umesh Kumar Sharma was dismissed on Friday by supreme court for seeking a transfer of three criminal cases pending against him to Delhi from Dehradun on the ground of being targeted by the BJP lead Uttarakhand government.A list of pending cases against the petitioners were referred 17 cases relating to … Continue reading Supreme court rejects the plea of investigative journalist on mere apprehension of hyper sensitive person a transfer of plea cannot be entertained.

China turns Indian proposal on its head, wants de-escalation first and then disengagement

The India-China military and diplomatic talks over resolving the Ladakh stand-off remain confidential, but HT learns that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has turned the dis-engagement, then de-escalation formulation on its head by proposing that tanks and artillery support should be mutually withdrawn first so that vertical escalation is averted in case of an accident. … Continue reading China turns Indian proposal on its head, wants de-escalation first and then disengagement

Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea challenging order to pay maintenance as condition for anticipatory bail

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain an appeal against a Patna High Court decision requiring the appellant to pay maintenance to his wife as a condition for securing anticipatory bail. The Bench of Justices NV Ramana, Surya Kant and Aniruddha Bose found no reason to interfere with the decision of the High Court … Continue reading Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea challenging order to pay maintenance as condition for anticipatory bail

Defamation proceedings against Shashi Tharoor have been stayed by the Delhi High Court

In a plea moved by Shashi Tharoor to quash the proceedings against him, the single judge bench of the Delhi High Court has decided to stay the proceedings instead. The proceedings were initiated by Bharatiya Janata Party member Rajiv Babbar. The alleged defamatory statement "Mr. Modi is a scorpion sitting on a Shivling" was made … Continue reading Defamation proceedings against Shashi Tharoor have been stayed by the Delhi High Court

The right of pre-emption is only exercisable for the first time when the cause of such a right arises: SC

In the case of Raghunath (D) By LRs. v. Radha Mohan LRs & Ors.[Appeal (Civil), 1442 of 2016], the sc observed the following points: 1.The right of pre-emption is only exercisable for the first time when the cause of such a right arises. If such a person finds it is not worth it once, it … Continue reading The right of pre-emption is only exercisable for the first time when the cause of such a right arises: SC

Supreme Court: Stay granted by any court automatically expires within 6 months in pending cases.

Supreme Court reiterates that any stay granted by any court including High Court will automatically expires in 6 month except in cases where good reasons are given for the extension. The directions given in “Asian Resurfacing of Road Agency Private Limited v. Central Bureau of Investigation” was reiterated by Rohinton Fali Nariman, Navin Sinha and … Continue reading Supreme Court: Stay granted by any court automatically expires within 6 months in pending cases.