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    Supreme Court: Anger, vendetta of aggrieved persons shouldn’t take advantage of dowry law

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said “anger” and “vendetta” of an aggrieved person should not take advantage of the legal provision on dowry harassment and harass the other side espousing the principle of sympathy. The court’s observation came on a verdict modifying its earlier order of stopping immediate arrests in cases registered under Section 498-A of the IPC which relates to the offense of subjecting a married woman to

  • Dowry harassment cases: SC restores police power

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday restored the police power to act on complaints of dowry harassment under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

  • Pastor raises slogans in court against verdict on section 377, ‘God has destroyed the cities which allowed homosexuality’

    Coimbatore: Days after the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality, a city-based pastor created a flutter in a court complex here Monday, raising slogans against the landmark judgement and claiming that same sex marriage would lead to natural calamities, police said. Father Felix Jebasingh of Puliyakulam Church came to the district court complex and standing in the corridor shouted slogans urging the people not to support gay marriages. “Please do not support the court judgement on

  • Section 377 verdict: Ramifications of an unexceptionable verdict

    Last Thursday, a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court modified Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and decriminalised homosexuality involving consensual adults. It was a welcome decision that involved modifying laws to keep pace with the shifting moral codes of society. More to the point, it conferred a certain dignity of life to individuals who had been put on the wrong side of law – and therefore potentially subject to harassment

  • Section 377: Realism triumphs

    With the march of time, the boundaries of individual freedoms continue to expand. The Supreme Court of India by striking down a key part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a 158-year-old-provision criminalizing homosexuality between consenting adults, has accorded primacy to individual rights. What the lawmakers were hesitant to do for decades, the apex court relying on its creative freedom not only to interpret but very often make laws has

  • Can sedition be redefined in a country like India: Law panel

    New Delhi : Berating the country or a particular aspect of it cannot be treated as “sedition” and the charge can only be invoked in cases where the intention is to overthrow the government with violence and illegal means, the Law Commission observed on Thursday in a consultation paper on the subject.

  • Electoral offences non-cognisable: SC

    In his plea, the petitioner had alleged that since 2000, bribes were given to garner support for particular political parties and candidates in by-polls.

  • Priest arrested for molesting woman in Kalyan

    Mumbai : A-77-year old priest was arrested by police for allegedly molesting a 27-year-old devotee on temple premises in Kalyan, on Friday afternoon.

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    Maharashtra: Shirdi civic official booked on corruption charge, says ACB official

    Shirdi: A case was registered today against a Shirdi civic body official and his wife on charge of allegedly amassing wealth disproportionate to their known sources of income, an ACB official said. Shirdi Municipal Council chief accountant Murlidhar Desale and his wife Rekha allegedly amassed properties worth Rs 17,30,618 between December 1994 and December 2010, the Anti-Corruption Bureau stated in a release.

  • TV actor Siddharth rams into three cars, arrested

    Mumbai : TV actor Siddharth Shukla has been arrested by Oshiwara police on Saturday evening in an accident case. Shukla was heavily speeding his BMW car when he rammed into three cars. Due to the collision, Shukla sustained minor injuries.

  • Justice to Indian LGBT long overdue: Celina Jaitly

    Mumbai: Actress Celina Jaitly says justice to the Indian LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community is long overdue, and that the law must put an end to the legal platform that segregates the community from others.

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    Supreme Court to continue hearing petitions against Section 377 today

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday will continue hearing a batch of petitions against Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which criminalises homosexual activities. During the previous hearing on Monday, a five-judge Constitutional bench had refused to adjourn the hearing after the Centre sought more time to file its reply. The Centre requested the court to adjourn the hearing and sought four weeks to file its reply to the

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    Court can proceed with case even if co-accused public servant dies: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: A private person involved in a graft case can be tried under the Prevention of Corruption Act even after the death of a co-accused public servant if the trial court has already framed charges, the Bombay High Court has ruled. Provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act are invoked in a case only when one or more accused are public servants.