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    Landmark Judgments

    Parivartan Kendra v Union of India (2016) 3 SCC 571

    Date: 03/01/2016

    Category: Crime against women
    In the public interest litigation under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, the petitioner, a registered NGO, seek to highlight the plight of the acid attack… Read More

    Committee for Citizenship Rights of the Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh and Others (2016) 15 SCC 540

    Date: 01/01/2016

    Category: Citizenship
    This Petition prayed for direction against the Union of India to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong Tribals who migrated to India in 1964-1969 and were settled in the… Read More

    Adi Saiva Sivachariyargal Nala Sangam vs. Government of Tamil Nadu and Another (2016) 2 SCC 725

    Date: 16/12/2015

    Category: Equality
    It was held that religion incorporates the particular beliefs that a group of people subscribe to. The exclusion of some and inclusion of a particular segment of denomination… Read More

    In landmark judgement, Supreme Court rules that acid attack victims are to be recognised as disabled

    Date: 07/12/2015

    Parivartan Kendra vs. UOI & Ors. (WP (CIVIL) No. 867/2013), the PIL on Acid Attack Cases.

    The Supreme Court in its Judgment has directed the Bihar Government to compensate the… Read More

    State (NCT of Delhi) v. Shiv Kumar Yadav (2016) 2 SCC 402

    Date: 26/11/2015

    Category: Criminal justice

    The issue raised in this appeal with respect to the case of a rape by driver of the cab hired by the victim for returning home from office was whether recall of the… Read More

    Roxann Sharma v. Arun Sharma 2015 8 SCC 318

    Date: 17/02/2015

    In the instant case the mother of the minor child is a postgraduate from a renowned foreign university and was holding college professorship in a foreign country and there was allegation of her… Read More

    India Yamaha Motor Private Limited V. Dharam Singh and Another (2015) 2 SCC 108.

    Date: 13/02/2015

    Held: The procedure under S.6-I, U.P.ID Act, 1947 r/w R.40, U.P.ID Rules, 1957 would be applicable only where workmen choose to be represented through a third party.

    In landmark judgement, SC deals with guardianship, custodial and visitation rights of kids to couples in matrimonial disputes

    Date: 17/01/2015


    CIVIL APPEAL No. 1966 OF 2015

    In a remarkable judgment dealing with interim custody of child suffering in parents in matrimonial disputes,… Read More

    Union of India v/s. S.N Maity , 2015 4 SCC 164

    Date: 06/01/2015

    The respondent was appointed on deputation to post of controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks (C GPDTM) for 5 years or “until further orders” on 29.07.2003 after undergoing… Read More

    Dalit Manavadhikar Kendra samiti v. State of Rajasthan & Ors (2015) 17 SCC 214

    Date: 01/01/2015

    The instant writ petition came to be filed in the circumstances that Rajasthan state Human rights Commission has been without the Chairperson and secretary from the last five years or more and the… Read More

    Cimco Birla Limited V. Rowena Lewis (2014) 15 SCC 192.

    Date: 27/11/2014

    Held: Since award passed by Labour Court in favour of respondent had attained finality, orders passed by labour court below refusing to interfere with order dated 16.4.2007 passed by the Industrial… Read More

    Shabnam Hashmi V. Union of India and others (2014) 4 SCC 1

    Date: 19/02/2014

    Held: any person can adopt to child under Juvenile Justice (care and Protection of children) Act, 2000 (as amended in 2006). The prospective parents have option to employ the provisions of S.41 of JJ… Read More

    ABP Private Limited & Another V. Union of India & others (2014) 3 SCC 327

    Date: 07/02/2014

    Held: Working Journalists & other Newspaper Employees (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955 is valid and constitutional.

    Occupational Health and Safety Association V. Union of India and Others. (2014) 3 SCC 547.

    Date: 31/01/2014

    Held: Matter remanded to various High Courts of the Country by directing them to examine relevant issues of Coal-fired thermal power plants. There is double-duty of state to protect unfortunate… Read More

    Shatrughan Chauhan and Another V. Union of India and others (2014) 3 SCC 1

    Date: 21/01/2014

    Held: Judicial review is available where mercy petition is rejected without consideration the supervening circumstances of delay, mental illness and other circumstances/factors. Right to seek mercy… Read More

    Bank of Maharashtra V. Pandurang Keshav Gorwardkar and others (2013) 7 SCC 754.

    Date: 07/05/2013

    Held: DRT is not empowered to adjudicate/ determine dues of workmen of Debtor Company.

    Bar council of Maharashtra and Goa v. Manubhai Paraji vashi & others (2011) 1 SCC 314

    Date: 11/08/2011

    Held: BCI and not any State Bar Council are empowered to make rules with regard to electoral rolls and qualification & disqualification of voters.

    Nandani Sundar and others V. State of Chhattisgarh (2011) 7 SCC 547.

    Date: 05/07/2011

    Held: Sections 9 and 23 of Chhattisgarh Police Act, 2007 (13 of 2007) is violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India.

    Sunil Kumar Ghosh and others V. K.Ram Chandran and others (2011) 14 SCC 320.

    Date: 03/01/2011

    Held: workmen cannot be forced to work under different management. High Court was justified in issuing directions for retirement/ retrenchment compensation to outgoing workmen as per normal rules and… Read More

    Committee for Legal Aid to poor V. Union of India and others (2011) 2 SCC 797

    Date: 01/01/2011

    Held: State/ Union Territories directed to simplify procedure, bring uniformity in format with national emblem and diversify birth certificates issuance to minimize problems faced on the ground in… Read More

    Delhi International Airport Private Limited V. Union of India and Others (2011) 12 SCC 449.

    Date: 01/01/2011

    Held: The Central Government is the appropriate Government for both AAI and DIAL both under ID Act and 1970 Act.

    Ram Deo Chauhan V. Bani Kanta Das and others (2010) 14 SCC 209.

    Date: 19/11/2010

    Held: commutation of sentence by Governor does not call for any interference. While exercising power under Art.161, governor is to act on aid and advice of the Council of Ministers.

    ‘Preventable maternal deaths are a human rights violation’: Delhi high court

    Date: 04/06/2010

    In a historic decision the Delhi High Court ordered compensation for violation of constitutional and reproductive rights of two impoverished women. The judgment will have immense health policy… Read More

    Empire Industries Limited V. State of Maharashtra and others (2010) 4 SCC 272.

    Date: 17/05/2010

    Held: Employer cannot make a demand for retrenchment and get the ensuing industrial dispute referred for adjudication in terms of S.10 (1) without first exhausting procedures for retrenchment under… Read More

    SC takes state govts to task, says they are bound to give dignified treatment to urban homeless

    Date: 05/05/2010

    The Supreme Court of India has passed an order-dated 05.05.10 in the historic PUCL V. Union of India, directing various State Governments for making massive scale arrangements for… Read More

    Supreme Court upholds right to employment of persons with cerebral palsy

    Date: 10/03/2010

    Syed Bashir-Ud-Din Qadri vs Nazir Ahmed Shah

    (Arising out of SLP(C)Nos.10669-70 of… Read More

    In historic judgment, Delhi HC orders relocation of slum dwellers with guarantee to quality of life

    Date: 11/02/2010

    Mukandi Lal & Others V. Municipal Corporation of Delhi & Others

    Writ Petition (Civil) 9246 of 2009

    HRLN was approached by the head of a community called “Gadia Lohar” which is a nomadic… Read More

    Sarva Shramik Sangh V. Indian Oil Corporation Limited and others (2009) 11 SCC 609

    Date: 13/04/2009

    Held: If a particular relief is sought in a writ petition, and when it is found that such a relief was inappropriate, then there is no bar in seeking appropriate relief in a different proceeding.

    Krantikari Suraksha Rakshak V. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and others (2008) 10 SCC 166

    Date: 11/11/2008

    Held: The guard upon his allotment to principal employer does not become a direct and regular employee of that employer, board has the power to recall, re-allot or transfer the guard so allotted.

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