The Delhi High Court has ruled that lower courts have the required power to alter criminal charges against an accused party at any stage of the trial prior to the final verdict.
Delhi High Court Makes Provision for Cheque Bounce Cases to Be Settled at Any Stage. The Delhi High Court rules that an accused charged with dishonoring a cheque can resolve the issue with the complainant even outside the court at any stage before the execution of punishment
In what could be termed as a big worry for many lovebirds across the country, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled that runaway couples must prove they have money before seeking state protection. While delivering the judgment, the high court observed that emotions were not enough in order to sustain a relationship; and therefore, the groom must furnish proofs about his financial capabilities before seeking protection.
The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday ordered the home department of all state governments to fasten accountability on public prosecutors and investigating officers so as to ensure that justice is not defiled due to deliberate lapses on their part.
A Delhi court said that no religion permits premarital sex, while holding that not all acts of sexual intercourse in the pretext of marriage can be called “rape”.Pre-marital sex is “immoral” and defies the “tenets of every religion”, a Delhi court said on Sunday while ruling that not all acts of consensual sexual intercourse in the pretext of marriage can be termed as rape.
Slamming the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) for its unjustifiably mechanical approach of evaluating the net relief amount offered to a 25 year old road mishap victim, Madras High Court on Thursday asked the compensation amount to be increased to INR 15 lakh from INR 2.85 lakh.
Divorce under Hindu Marriage Act applicable only if both parties Hindus – Bombay HC. Hindus who tie the knot with non-Hindus can not seek a divorce under the the Hindu Marriage Act: Bombay High Court
Judges hearing cases pertaining to women should refrain from making any kind of insensitive and gender biased comment, says the Delhi High Court.
The division bench comprising of justice V Kameswar Rao and justice Pradeep Nandrajog, put forward the suggestion while expunging a couple of such comments made by a fast track court.
The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of a new Bill dubbed the Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 in a bid to further amend the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 as well as the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The new Bill, according to legislators, will make necessary provisions for considering irreversible breakdown of marriage as a legit ground for divorce.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking modification of an earlier ruling on disqualification of MPs and MLAs convicted of serious offences. The plea was filed by Lok Prahri, an NGO who wanted the apex court’s ruling to be imposed on sitting lawmakers who were held guilty of serious offences prior to the landmark judgment.