Punjabrao Vs DR. D. P. Meshram and others[ALL SC 1964 OCTOBER]

KEYWORDS:- RELIGIOUS CONVERSION-Scheduled Castes- AIR 1965 SC 1179 : (1965) 1 SCR 849 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Punjabrao Appellant Versus DR. D. P. Meshram and others Respondent (Before : P. B. Gajendragadkar, C.J.I., K. N. Wanchoo, M. Hidayatullah, Raghubar Dayal And J. R. Mudholkar, JJ.) Civil Appeal No. 562 of 1964, Decided on : 26-10-1964. … Continue reading Punjabrao Vs DR. D. P. Meshram and others[ALL SC 1964 OCTOBER]

Amarinder Singh Versus Special Committee, Punjab Vidhan Sabha and OTHERS[ ALL SC 2010 APRIL]

KEYWORDS:-Parliamentary Privilege-expulsion of the MLAs- JT 2010 (4) SC 350 : (2010) 4 SCALE 354 : (2010) 6 SCC 113 : (2010) 4 SCR 1105 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Amarinder Singh Appellant Versus Special Committee, Punjab Vidhan Sabha and OTHERS Respondent (Before : K. G. Balakrishnan, C.J.,R. V. Raveendran,P. Sathasivam ,J. M. Panchal and R. … Continue reading Amarinder Singh Versus Special Committee, Punjab Vidhan Sabha and OTHERS[ ALL SC 2010 APRIL]

Protection of life and personal liberty under Article 21 of Indian Constitution

The Great Idea of  life and liberty In Kartar Singh and Ors. V. State of Punjab (1994) 3 SCC 569, wherein Justice K.Ramaswamy, speaking for the Court, discussed the importance of life and liberty in the following words : “The foundation of Indian political and social democracy, as envisioned in the preamble of the Constitution, … Continue reading Protection of life and personal liberty under Article 21 of Indian Constitution

Equality before Law under Article 14 of Indian Constitution

The Concept of Equality  From a positivistic point of view, equality is antithetic to arbitrariness. In fact equality and arbitrariness are sworn enemies; one belongs to the rule of law in a republic while the other, to the whim and caprice of an absolute monarch. Where an act is arbitrary it is implicit in it … Continue reading Equality before Law under Article 14 of Indian Constitution

Meaning of “Consultation with the Chief Justice of India” in Articles 217(1) and 222 (1) of the Constitution of India

1. The expression “consultation with the Chief Justice of India” in Articles 217(1) and 222 (1) of the Constitution of India requires consultation with a plurality of Judges in the formation of the opinion of the Chief Justice of India. The sole, individual opinion of the Chief Justice of India does not constitute “consultation” within … Continue reading Meaning of “Consultation with the Chief Justice of India” in Articles 217(1) and 222 (1) of the Constitution of India

Shri Kihota Hollohon Vs Mr. Zachilhu and others[ALL SC 1992 FEBRUARY]

KEYWORDS:-POWER OF SPEAKER- DATE:- 18-02-1992 AIR 1993 SC 412 : (1992) 1 SCR 686 : (1992) 2 Suppl. SCC 651 : JT 1992 (1) SC 600 : (1992) 1 SCALE 338 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Shri Kihota Hollohon Appellant Versus Mr. Zachilhu and others Respondent (Before: L. M. Sharma, M. N. Venkatachaliah, J. S. Verma, … Continue reading Shri Kihota Hollohon Vs Mr. Zachilhu and others[ALL SC 1992 FEBRUARY]

Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association and another Vs Union of India[ALL SC 1993 OCTOBER]

KEYWORDS:-ROLE OF CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA- DATE:-06-10-1993. AIR 1994 SC 268 : (1993) 2 Suppl. SCR 659 : (1993) 4 SCC 441 : JT 1993 (5) SC 479 : (1993) Suppl. SCALE 67 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association and another Appellant Versus Union of India Respondent AND S. P. Gupta Appellant Versus … Continue reading Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association and another Vs Union of India[ALL SC 1993 OCTOBER]

L. Chandra Kumar Vs Union of India and others[ALL SC 1997 MARCH]

KEYWORDS:- VALIDITY OF ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL-power of judicial review DATE:-18-03-1997 The Tribunals are competent to hear matters where the vires of statutory provisions are questioned. However, in discharging this duty, they cannot act as substitutes for the High Courts and the Supreme Court which have, under our constitutional setup, been specifically entrusted with such an obligation. … Continue reading L. Chandra Kumar Vs Union of India and others[ALL SC 1997 MARCH]

Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion under Indian Constitution

KEYWORDS:- CONSTITUTION- RELIGIOUS RIGHTS- 25. Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion. (1) Subject to public order, morality and health and to the other provisions of this Part, all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practise and propagate religion. (2) Nothing in this article shall … Continue reading Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion under Indian Constitution

Religious freedom under the Indian Constitution

KEYWORDS:- RELIGION - FREEDOM- CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 26. Freedom to manage religious affairs Subject to public order, morality and health, every religious denomination or any section thereof shall have the right— (a)to establish and maintain institutions for religious and charitable purposes; (b)to manage its own affairs in matters of religion; (c)to own and acquire movable and … Continue reading Religious freedom under the Indian Constitution

The Abolition of Privy Council Jurisdiction Act, 1949

[Constituent Assembly Act 5 of 1949] [24th September 1949] An Act to abolish the jurisdiction of His Majesty in Council in respect of Indian appeals and petitions. WHEREAS it is expedient to abolish the jurisdiction of His Majesty in Council in respect of Indian appeals and petitions, and to confer a corresponding jurisdiction on the Federal Court … Continue reading The Abolition of Privy Council Jurisdiction Act, 1949

The power of promulgating Ordinance by the president of India u/a 123 of Indian constitution.

123. Power of President to promulgate Ordinances during recess of Parliament (1) If at any time, except when both Houses of Parliament are in session, the President is satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary for him to take immediate action, he may promulgate such Ordinance as the circumstances appear to him to require … Continue reading The power of promulgating Ordinance by the president of India u/a 123 of Indian constitution.

Rustom Cavasjee Cooper Versus Union of India[ALL SC 1970 FEBRUARY]

KEYWORDS:-BANK NATIONALISATION- COMPENSATION- DATE :- 10-02-1970. AIR 1970 SC 564 : (1970) 3 SCR 530 : (1970) 1 SCC 248 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Rustom Cavasjee Cooper Appellant Versus Union of India Respondent And T. M. Gurubaxani Appellant Versus Union of India Respondent (Before : J. C. Shah, S. M. Sikri, J. M. Shelat, V. Bhargava, … Continue reading Rustom Cavasjee Cooper Versus Union of India[ALL SC 1970 FEBRUARY]

Kapila Hingorani Vs State of Bihar[ALL SC 2003 MAY]

KEYWORDS:- VICARIOUS LIABILITY OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WITH STATE DATE:- 09-05-2003 JT 2003 (5) SC 1 : (2003) 4 SCALE 712 : (2003) 6 SCC 1 : (2003) 1 Suppl. SCR 175 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Kapila Hingorani Appellant Versus State of Bihar Respondent (Before : V. N. Khare , C.J. and S. B. Sinha , J.) … Continue reading Kapila Hingorani Vs State of Bihar[ALL SC 2003 MAY]

CONSTITUTION OF IRELAND

KEYWORDS: Constitution CONTENTS PREAMBLE THE NATION THE STATE THE PRESIDENT THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENT CONSTITUTION AND POWERS DÁIL ÉIREANN SEANAD ÉIREANN LEGISLATION THE GOVERNMENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THE COUNCIL OF STATE THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL THE COURTS TRIAL OF OFFENCES FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS PERSONAL RIGHTS THE FAMILY EDUCATION CHILDREN PRIVATE PROPERTY RELIGION … Continue reading CONSTITUTION OF IRELAND

The Animal Welfare Board of India & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.[SC 2018 FEBRUARY]

KEYWORDS:- MATTER REFERRED TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL BENCH- pith and substance- DATE:- February 2, 2018 ACT:- The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tamil Nadu Amendment) Act, 2017 The Animal Welfare Board of India & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors. [Writ Petition (Civil) No. 23 of 2016] R.F. NARIMAN, J. 1. The present batch of writ petitions was … Continue reading The Animal Welfare Board of India & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.[SC 2018 FEBRUARY]

Indra Sawnhey v. Union of India [SC 1992 NOVEMBER]

KEYWORDS:- RESERVATION- AIR 1993 SC 477 : (1992) 2 Suppl. SCR 454 : (1992) 3 Suppl. SCC 212 : JT 1992 (6) SC 273 : (1992) Suppl. SCALE 1 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Indra Sawhney Appellant Versus Union of India and others Respondent (Before: M. H. Kania, C.J.I., M. N. Venkatachaliah, S. Ratnavel Pandian, Dr. … Continue reading Indra Sawnhey v. Union of India [SC 1992 NOVEMBER]

Law Making power of the States

Constitution of India  Seventh schedule List II—State List 1. Public order (but not including the use of any naval, military or air force or any other armed force of the Union or of any other force subject to the control of the Union or of any contingent or unit thereof in aid of the civil power). 2. Police … Continue reading Law Making power of the States

P. A. Inamdar and others vs State of Maharashtra and others[ALL SC 2005 AUGUST]

KEYWORDS:-  RIGHTS OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION- DATE:-12-08-2005 Coram of 11 Judge- Judicial wing of the State is called upon to act when the other two wings, the Legislature and the Executive, do not act. The real purpose of Article 30 is to prevent discrimination against members of the minority community and to place them on an … Continue reading P. A. Inamdar and others vs State of Maharashtra and others[ALL SC 2005 AUGUST]