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Entire Delhi is unauthorised, says harried Judge!

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Entire Delhi is unauthorised, says harried Judge!

New Delhi: Entire Delhi is unauthorised, an anguished High Court remarked today ( November 7) while hearing a plea regarding the ongoing demolition at Kathputli colony in west Delhi. The observation was made by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar when an NGO representing some residents of the […]

Delhi High Court has Six Survivors as clerks

Delhi High Court has Six Survivors as clerks

New Delhi:  Five acid attack victims and a (MTF) transgender today joined their jobs in the Delhi High Court, on Wednesday.  A source  said this was a “path-breaking initiative” by the high court, which could be an example for other institutions in the country to follow. Confirming the decision, a senior member of the high […]

Hesitation is not consent for sex : Court

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Hesitation is not consent for sex : Court

New Delhi, Sep 25 :Consent to any sexual advances does not come from a mere hesitation, reluctance or a “no”, it has to be “an affirmative one in clear terms”, the Delhi High Court  said while acquitting filmmaker Mahmood Farooqui in a rape case involving a US researcher. The high court said in today’s scenario, […]

Custodial violence will not be tolerated: HC

Custodial violence will not be tolerated: HC

New Delhi;  Custodial violence will not be tolerated, the Delhi High Court today said  (June 24) while directing Tihar Jail authorities to ensure that accused in the Election Commission bribery case Sukesh Chandrashekar is not tortured in custody. Justice Ashutosh Kumar also issued notice to the Delhi government and the DG Prison of Tihar Jail […]

‘Will Graves swallow up space for the living?’ asks Court

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‘Will Graves swallow up space for the living?’ asks Court

New Delhi :The way graveyards are expanding in the national capital, there would be no place to live, the Delhi High Court observed (July 4). Asking the authorities to find out about the burial practices prevailing elsewhere in the world, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said as […]

Court quashes non-bailable warrant against Narbada Activist

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Court quashes non-bailable warrant against Narbada Activist

New Delhi: In case you haven’t noticed, two NGO ‘stalwarts’ are battling it out in court, slamming cases against one another … one is the Narbada Bachao Andolan activist  Medha Patkar, who had a non-bailable warrant issued against her. Read on … NBA activist Medha Patkar has got a relief from a Delhi court which […]

Brothers deny sister inheritance using ‘conversion’ card

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Brothers deny sister inheritance using ‘conversion’ card

New Delhi, Jun 6  Does a woman forfeit her right to her parent’s property because she converted from Hinduism to Islam? That’s the question before a Delhi court which is hearing a civil suit from a 33-year-old woman claiming a share of the property purchased by her deceased father. Her two brothers say she no […]

Embassies should tell foreign tourists about Indian laws, says Court

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Embassies should tell foreign tourists about Indian laws, says Court

New Delhi: Foreigners who don’t know about Indian laws may find themselves in a pickle. Now, the  Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to inform the embassies and the high commissions in India to advise  their citizens about  the local laws while travelling to India. The direction comes amid a rise in cases lodged against foreigners, found […]

PIL is not a weapon: High Court

PIL is not a weapon: High Court

Public interest litigation (PIL) cannot be used as a “weapon to challenge financial or economic decisions”, the RBI has told the Delhi High Court opposing a plea against the surcharge on credit and debit card transactions. The plea has alleged that the surcharge levied by the banks and the financial institutions on credit and debit […]

Contest an Election from Jail, but no right to Canvass: HC

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Contest an Election from Jail, but no right to Canvass: HC

New Delhi:  The right to contest an election from jail does not give anyone the right to be released for campaigning, the Delhi High Court  said ( Feb 27) while rejecting custody parole to MLA Mukhtar Ansari to canvass for himself in the UP assembly polls. “A right to contest the election cannot imply that […]

Can you advertise for organ transplant if there’s no donor?

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Can you advertise for organ transplant if there’s no donor?

New Delhi: Can a person who has no family donor be allowed to advertise to get a volunteer for a kidney transplant? This is a question on which the Delhi High Court today sought the views of the government. The issue was raised by a patient who drew the attention of the court that in […]

HC Petition reveals  Shame of Delhi’s ‘Ray of Hope’

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HC Petition reveals Shame of Delhi’s ‘Ray of Hope’

On February 17, the  Delhi High Court  asked Delhi state government to inform it about the reasons behind the death of 11 patients at a home for mentally retarded in a span of two months and the steps they have taken in the matter so far. The query came as a response to a social […]

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