Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes

My Lord, Supreme Court Quotations of Sherlock Holmes? One. “After all, an ordinary purchaser is not gifted with the powers of observation of a Sherlock Holmes.” [Parle Products, (1972) 1 SCC 618] My Lord, High Court Quotations of Sherlock Holmes? Some. “It would not require the penetrating intelligence of a Sherlock Holmes to realize in […]

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The Revival of Ray XX

My Lord, Recent Events? Hon’ble Justice Ranjan Gogoi quoted a Judgment authored under the Chief Justiceship of Hon’ble Justice A.N. Ray; Hon’ble Justice K.M. Joseph quoted a Judgment authored by Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Justice A.N. Ray. _____ An issue has been raised by the Learned Attorney General with regard to the manner […]

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Then Mark, Denmark

“Something is rotten in the State of Denmark“, sensed Marcellus, said Shakespeare in Hamlet, and it can similarly be said that something is rotten in the Allahabad High Court, said Hon’ble Judges Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra in Raja Khan vs. U.P. Sunni Central Waqf Board, (2011) 1 SCC (LS) 359. The rot was, […]

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Malaria in Mozambique

“The Court is tasked with determining whether a death due to malaria occasioned by a mosquito bite in Mozambique, constituted a death due to accident. Debashis Bhattacharjee was working as a Manager of a Tea Factory at Cha-De-Magoma, District Gurue, Province-Zambezia, Republic of Mozambique. In order to constitute an accident, the event must be in […]

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The Revival of Ray XIX

“This Court has laid down the test as to how the Court should decide the question as to whether a particular item is a part of other. The test is  a thing is a part of the other if the other is incomplete without it. In other words, a thing is a part of the […]

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Ratio Decidendi

My Lord, Hon’ble Justice A.P. Sen View, Paragraphs 86-87, Express Newspapers v. Union of India, (1986) 1 SCC 133 = Majority View? Yes. “We, consider it apposite to refer to The Guardians of the Poor of the West Derby Union v. The Guardians of the Poor of the Atcham, (1889) 24 QBD 117. The question […]

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