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Student’s PIL makes Court summon Union law Secretary

Student’s PIL makes Court summon Union law Secretary

Madurai: A law student’s PIL has prompted the Mardas High Court to sit up. The Madras High Court has issued notice to the Union law secretary and the secretary of the social justice and empowerment ministry on a PIL, urging for a section of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act), providing for a “mandatory death […]

Maulvi’s ‘divorce certificate’ is not valid in India

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Maulvi’s ‘divorce certificate’ is not valid in India

New Delhi: Muslim clerics have no authority to issue divorce certificates, a High Court in India has ruled, invalidating such decrees already issued by a top cleric in Tamil Nadu state in southern India (Jan 13). This is in line with, a 1997 Supreme Court judgment ruled that church court rulings on marriage will have […]

Judge may ask for exhumation of Jayalalithaa’s body

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Judge may ask for exhumation of Jayalalithaa’s body

Chennai: If the full facts related to the late CM Jayalalithaa’s death are revealed, Madras High Court threatens exhumation of body! Expressing doubts over the circumstances leading to death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, a Madras High Court judge indicated that he may order exhumation of the body after a plea before the court sought […]

Backward Class converts to Islam retains BC status: Madras HC

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Backward Class converts to Islam retains BC status: Madras HC

CHENNAI: A Hindu backward class person, who embraces Islam, shall be considered as backward class Muslim, the Madras high court has held. Justice D Hariparanthaman passed the order and directed Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission to accept the application of R Ayesha, converted to Islam in 2005 and applied for a job as a typist […]