Interpretation of Statutes in Indian Context

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 In Reserve Bank of India v. Peerless General Finance and Investment Co. Ltd. and others, (1987) 1 SCC 424 it has been laid down that the entire statute must be first read as a whole, then section by section, clause by clause, phrase by phrase and word by word. The same principle has been reiterated in Deewan Singh and others v. Rajendra Prasad Ardevi 2007 (10) SCC 528 and Sarabjit Rick Singh v. Union of India, 2008 (2) SCC 417.

BENEFICENT PROVISION OF LEGISLATION
BINDING NATURE OF DECISION OF SUPERIOR COURTS
CARDINAL PRINCIPLES OF INTERPRETATION
CLEAR LANGUAGE
CONFLICT BETWEEN STATUTES
CONSTRUCTION OF STATUTES
COURT SHOULD NOT RELAY DECISIONS PASSED WITHOUT REASON IN 
CONNECTION WITH FACTUAL MATRIX
DEFECTIVE PHRASEOLOGY
DEFINITION OF WORDS IN A STATUTE
EJUSDEM GENERIS - DOCTRINE
ENACTMENT AND COMMENCEMENT OF A STATUTE
EXPLANATION ATTACHED WITH A PROVISION
FISCAL STATUTES - UNDERSTANDING OF