No Court has competence to issue a direction contrary to law nor the Court can direct an authority to act in contravention of the statutory provisions.

Generally, no Court has competence to issue a direction contrary to law nor the Court can direct an authority to act in contravention of the statutory provisions. The courts are meant to enforce the rule of law and not to pass the orders or directions which are contrary to what has been injected by law.… Read More No Court has competence to issue a direction contrary to law nor the Court can direct an authority to act in contravention of the statutory provisions.

Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Another Vs. Union of India and Others

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA BENCH: HON’BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.K. SIKRI, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE A.M. KHANWILKAR, HON’BLE DR. JUSTICE D.Y. CHANDRACHUD, HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE ASHOK BHUSHAN Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Another Vs. Union of India and Others [Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494 of 2012] see below A.K. SIKRI, J. (For Chief… Read More Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Another Vs. Union of India and Others

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS Interministerial Committee of Human Rights The UN Convention  on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Signed in New York on March 30, 2007 (November 5, 2007) CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Preamble The States Parties to the present Convention, (a) Recalling the principles proclaimed in the Statute of the… Read More United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Code of Canon Law [Holy See]

BOOK I. GENERAL NORMS Chapter I. GENERAL NORMS Can. 1 The canons of this Code regard only the Latin Church. Can. 2 For the most part the Code does not define the rites which must be observed in celebrating liturgical actions. Therefore, liturgical laws in force until now retain their force unless one of them… Read More Code of Canon Law [Holy See]

Police Regulations, Bengal – 1943

  CHAPTER I Organisation 1. Interpretations. [§ 12, Act V, 1861]. – In these Regulations, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, – (i) the word “Superintendent” means Superintendent of Police and includes a Special Superintendent, an Additional Superintendent and any officer, not below the rank of Inspector, temporarily discharging the duties of… Read More Police Regulations, Bengal – 1943

Calcutta High Court clarified the meaning “time requisite” in Section 12(2) of the Limitation Act for Certified Copy

The position has also been made clear by the latest Supreme Court decision on this point in the case of the The Commissioner of Sales Tax, U.P. Vs. Madan Lal Das and Sons, Bareilly, . This decision interpreted Section 12(2) of the Limitation Act 1963 and following its earlier decision in the case of State of Uttar Pradesh Vs. Maharaj Narain and Others, the Supreme Court observed that the expression “time requisite” in Section 12(2) of the Limitation Act cannot be understood as the time absolutely necessary for obtaining the copy of the order.… Read More Calcutta High Court clarified the meaning “time requisite” in Section 12(2) of the Limitation Act for Certified Copy

CHARTER  OF THE  UNITED NATIONS

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introductory Note Preamble Chapter I: Purposes and Principles (Articles 1-2) Chapter II: Membership (Articles 3-6) Chapter III: Organs (Articles 7-8) Chapter IV: The General Assembly (Articles 9-22) Chapter V: The Security Council (Articles 23-32) Chapter VI: Pacific Settlement of Disputes (Articles 33-38) Chapter VII: Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace,… Read More CHARTER  OF THE  UNITED NATIONS

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]

Kuldip Nayar Versus Union of India and Ors [ALL SC 2006 AUGUST]

In the writ petition, there is a further challenge to the amendments in Sections 59, 94 and 128 of the RP Act, 1951 by which Open Ballot System is introduced which, according to the petitioner, violates the principle of ‘secrecy’ which, according to the petitioner, is the essence of free and fair elections as also the voter’s freedom of expression which is the basic feature of the Constitution and the subject matter of the fundamental right under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.… Read More Kuldip Nayar Versus Union of India and Ors [ALL SC 2006 AUGUST]