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Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

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Delhi High Court: Surprise Check!

New Delhi, Mar 1 : Delhi High Court is keen to have the district courts pull up their socks, and shape up. Punctuality of judicial officers, working atmosphere, and cleanliness were on their check-list. Several Delhi High Court judges led by Acting Chief Justice (ACJ) Gita Mittal today carried out surprise inspection of the six […]

Identity of Children in Conflict with Law cannot not to be disclosed at any time: HC

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Identity of Children in Conflict with Law cannot not to be disclosed at any time: HC

New Delhi:  Identity of a person, against whom a criminal case was lodged when he was a minor, should not be disclosed at any stage of life as it defeats the purpose of juvenile justice law, the Delhi High Court has held. The court said that object of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of […]

Make Law to Compensate Victims of Wrongful Imprisonment : HC

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Make Law to Compensate Victims of Wrongful Imprisonment : HC

New Delhi :The Delhi High Court has said there is an urgent need for a framework, preferably a law, to rehabilitate victims of wrongful prosecution and imprisonment. A bench of justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehta noted that at present there was no statutory or legal scheme in the country to compensate those who […]

Court asks Goswami, Republic TV to respect Tharoor’s right to silence

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Court asks Goswami, Republic TV to respect Tharoor’s right to silence

New Delhi, Dec 1 : The Delhi High Court today  asked ‘ journalist’ Arnab Goswami and his Republic TV to respect the Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s  “right to silence”, but did not restrain them from airing news or debate on Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death case . Justice Manmohan said the right to air […]

Court can’t regulate respect to gods

Court can’t regulate respect to gods

New Delhi, Nov 29 (PTI) Respecting the  gods should be one’s habit and it cannot be controlled or regulated through any court order, the Delhi High Court said today. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar further said no public interest litigation (PIL) was needed to show respect to […]

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 […]

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