Md. Aziz Ali, Md. Kutub Ali, Md. Mamud Ali and Samir Ali, fast asleep in their home in the early hours of the morning, oblivious to their imminent fate, were mercilessly murdered in a barbaric manner by the armed accused, without any instigation or provocation. The incident took place at about 6.00 a.m. on 9.11.1995. […]Read more "I, Eye-Witness"
Power of Judicial Review, High Court [Article 226], Supreme Court [Article 32]: Integral and Essential Feature; Basic Structure of Constitution [L. Chandra Kumar, (1997) 3 SCC 261]. Judicial Order [Ad Interim/Interim/Final] Vacated/Varied/Modified/Recalled/Reviewed by Bench of Coordinate Strength/Larger Strength or a Higher Forum. ✔ Judicial Order [Ad Interim/Interim/Final] Vacated/Varied/Modified/Recalled/Reviewed by Smaller Bench of Lesser Strength. ✘ […]Read more "Judicial – Bench Strength – Decorum / Revival of Ray XIV"
“For Muslims, place of birth of Hazrat Muhammed, i.e. Saudi Arabia, is the most sacred place. Visiting that place is pilgrimage for Muslim community, which is known as performing ‘Haj’. It is the desire of every person of Muslim faith, living anywhere in this world, to visit Saudi Arabia for performing Haj. The Kingdom of […]Read more "Unchartered Ocean of Policy Decision / Revival of Ray XIII"
Contempt, Yes/No ≠ Mechanical Application of Mind [Sushila Raje Holkar, (2008) 14 SCC 392]. Contempt Jurisdiction = Four Corners of Disobeyed Order [Sudhir Vasudeva, (2014) 3 SCC 373]. Contempt Jurisdiction, Disobeyed Order = Willful Disobedience and Non-Compliance. Hon’ble Justice R. Banumathi, Armugam v. Balakrishnan, [Civil Appeal No. 1510 of 2019].Read more "Contempt Jurisdiction I"
Mary Sagarika Biswas, of sound and competent mind, was considered ‘entitled’ to ‘lead her own life as per her own choice in the matter of sexual orientation’ [Writ Petition No. 23120(W) of 2018]. It appeared from her statement recorded under Section 164, The Code of Criminal Procedure that she is a ‘lesbian’. Of course, consensual […]Read more "#The377Debate IV: Lesbian Morality"
A married woman, after 4-5 years of her marriage, realized that her husband is gay and indulged in gay relationships with different males; not intending to stop his relationship with Daniel Crasto. She lodged a First Information Report. Section 377, insofar as it criminalizes consensual sexual conduct between adults of same sex, is unconstitutional. The […]Read more "#The377Debate III : Non-Heterosexual Adultery"
My Lord, Backbone of Democracy? “Independent Bar and Independent Bench. To preserve the very independence, the observance of constitutional values, mutual reverence and self-respect are absolutely necessary. Lawyers must avoid corruption and collusion of any kind, false pleadings, twisting of facts. Honesty, dedication and hard work is the only source towards perfection. The hunger for […]Read more "Independent Bar and Independent Bench"