Most Rev. P. M. A. Metropolitan and others Versus Moran Mar marthoma Mathews and another [ ALL SC 1996 MARCH ]

AIR 1996 SC 3121 : (1996) 3 SCR 857 : (1996) 8 SCC 470 : JT 1996 (3) SC 446 : (1996) 3 SCALE 89 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Most Rev. P. M. A. Metropolitan and others Appellant Versus Moran Mar marthoma Mathews and another Respondent (Before: B. P. Jeevan Reddy, S. C. Sen And… Read More Most Rev. P. M. A. Metropolitan and others Versus Moran Mar marthoma Mathews and another [ ALL SC 1996 MARCH ]

CHURCH of SOUTH India Trust Association Appellant Versus Telugu Church Council [ALL SC 1996 JANUARY]

KEYWORDS:- RES JUDICATA AIR 1996 SC 987 : (1996) 1 SCR 322 : (1996) 2 SCC 520 : JT 1996 (1) SC 277 : (1996) 1 SCALE 253(2) (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) CHURCH of SOUTH India Trust Association Appellant Versus Telugu Church Council Respondent (Before: S. C. Agrawal And B. P. Jeevan Reddy, JJ.) Civil… Read More CHURCH of SOUTH India Trust Association Appellant Versus Telugu Church Council [ALL SC 1996 JANUARY]

Bakhtawar Singh and another Vs Sada Kaur and another [ALL SC 1996 AUGUST]

KEYWORDS:- WITHDRAWL OF SUIT- DEFECT WAS NOT EXPLAINED- DEFECTIVE SUIT “the order dated May 20, 1971 passed by the civil court was on record which did not indicate as to what was the formal defect in the suit by reason of which the permission to withdraw the same was accorded”. DATE:-28-08-1996 AIR 1996 SC 3488… Read More Bakhtawar Singh and another Vs Sada Kaur and another [ALL SC 1996 AUGUST]

Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum Appellant Versus Union of India and ORS[ALL SC 1996 AUGUST]

KEYWORDS:-POLLUTION CONTROL-PIL DATE:-28-08-1996 Precautionary principle and the polluter pays principle are part of the environmental law of the country. AIR 1996 SC 2715 : (1996) 5 Suppl. SCR 241 : (1996) 5 SCC 647 : JT 1996 (7) SC 375 : (1996) 6 SCALE 194 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum Appellant Versus… Read More Vellore Citizens Welfare Forum Appellant Versus Union of India and ORS[ALL SC 1996 AUGUST]

D.K. Basu v. State of West Bengal[ALL SC 1996 December]

KEYWORDS:- CUSTODIAL DEATH- VIOLENCE DATE: 18-12-1996. Monetary or pecuniary compensation is an appropriate and indeed an effective and sometimes perhaps the only suitable remedy for redressal of the established infringement of the fundamental right to life of a citizen by the public servants and the State is vicariously liable for their acts AIR 1997 SC 610… Read More D.K. Basu v. State of West Bengal[ALL SC 1996 December]

STATE (THROUGH) CENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Vs. SHRI KALYAN SINGH (FORMER CM OF UP)[ALL SC 2017 APRIL]

A number of judgments have been cited including the celebrated Supreme Court judgment in Supreme Court Bar Association v. Union of India & Another, 1998 (4) SCC 409, in which a Constitution Bench of this Court held that Article 142 cannot authorize the Court to ignore the substantive rights of a litigant while dealing with the cause pending before it and cannot be used to supplant the substantive law applicable to the cause before this Court. A large number of other judgments following this judgment were also cited. … Read More STATE (THROUGH) CENTRAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Vs. SHRI KALYAN SINGH (FORMER CM OF UP)[ALL SC 2017 APRIL]

SC ordered investigation against police officers for falsely implicating ISRO scientist in espionage case.

Extract from the Supreme court Judgment : The exposé of facts very succinctly put is that on 20.01.1994, Crime No.225/94 was registered at Vanchiyoor Police Station against  one Mariam Rasheeda, a Maldivian National, under Section 14 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 and paragraph 7 of the Foreigners Order. The investigation of the case was conducted by one S. Vijayan,… Read More SC ordered investigation against police officers for falsely implicating ISRO scientist in espionage case.

BALAJI RAGHAVAN AND S.P. ANAND  Vs. UNION OF INDIA [ ALL SC 1995 DECEMBER]

Bharat Ratna and Padma awards are not “titles” within Article 18 of the Constitution of India. These awards can be given to the citizens for exceptional and distinguished services rendered in art, literature, science and other fields. These awards are national in character and only those who have achieved distinction at national level can be considered for these awards. The question to be considered, however, is whether the purpose of instituting these awards is being achieved and these are being conferred on the deserving persons. The history and experience shows that, in the beginning, these awards were given to a limited number of persons but in the recent years there have been floodgates of awards for the persons who are well known, lesser known and even unknown. The Padma awards have been conferred on businessmen and industrialists who have multiplied their own wealth and have hardly helped the growth of national interest. Persons with little or no contribution in any field can be seen masquerading as Padma awardees. The existing procedure for selection of candidates is wholly vague and is open to abuse at the whims and fancies of the persons in authority. Conferment of Padma awards without any firm guidelines and fool-proof method of selection is bound to breed nepotism, favoritism, patronage and even corruption.… Read More BALAJI RAGHAVAN AND S.P. ANAND  Vs. UNION OF INDIA [ ALL SC 1995 DECEMBER]

Navtej Singh Johar & Ors. Vs. Union of India through Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice [ALL SC 2018 September]

September 6, 2018:-SECTION 377of IPC-Homosexuality-It is declared that insofar as Section 377 criminalises consensual sexual acts of adults (i.e. persons above the age of 18 years who are competent to consent) in private, is violative of Articles 14, 15, 19, and 21 of the Constitution. It is, however, clarified that such consent must be free consent,… Read More Navtej Singh Johar & Ors. Vs. Union of India through Secretary, Ministry of Law and Justice [ALL SC 2018 September]

Suresh Kumar Koushal & Anr vs Naz Foundation & Ors [ALL SC 2013 DECEMBER]

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION CIVIL APPEAL NO.10972 OF 2013 (Arising out of SLP (C) No.15436 of 2009) Suresh Kumar Koushal & Anr vs Naz Foundation & Ors Decided on: 11 December 2013 Bench: G.S. Singhvi, Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya JUDGMENT G.S. SINGHVI, J. 1. Leave granted. 2. These appeals are directed against order… Read More Suresh Kumar Koushal & Anr vs Naz Foundation & Ors [ALL SC 2013 DECEMBER]