Masterly Concubinage II

“Unlike matrimonial proceedings where strict proof of marriage is essential, in the proceedings under Section 125 CrPC, such strict standard of proof is not necessary as it is summary in nature meant to prevent vagrancy. When the parties live together as husband and wife, there is a presumption that they are legally married couple for […]

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Referred to Larger Bench XIII ANSWERED: Venue v. Seat, Arbitration

My Lord, When the Arbitration Agreement specifies the ‘venue’ for holding the Arbitration Sittings by the Arbitrators but does not specify the ‘seat’, then on what basis and by which principle, the parties have to decide the place of ‘seat’ which has a material bearing for determining the applicability of laws of a particular country for […]

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The Advanced Age of Sushil Ansal

On March 05, 2014 Hon’ble Justice Thakur, not yet the CJI, spoke of the ‘chalta hai attitude’ that often costs the society dearly in man-made tragedies [See, (2014) 6 SCC 173]. The price of Sushil Ansal’s ‘chalta hai attitude’ was pegged at Rs. 30 Crores [See, (2015) 10 SCC 359]. That is merely 18 Crores […]

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Referred to Larger Bench XII: Doctrine of Relation Back in Admissions

My Lord, Can grant of monetary compensation be considered as the sole and adequate remedy for a student who has been deprived of admission, despite he or she being meritorious, vigilant and diligent, because of lapses committed either by the counselling authority or the administrating authority intrinsically connected with the process of admission? “It is […]

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Referred to Larger Bench XI: Statutory Appeals to Supreme Court

My Lord, Is it permissible and advisable to provide statutory appeals directly to the Supreme Court, from orders of Tribunals, on issues not affecting national or public interest or other aspects of statutory framework in respect of Tribunals? “In an Article by Shri T.R. Andhyarujina former Solicitor General of India, titled ‘Restoring the Character and […]

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Referred to Larger Bench X: Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy

My Lord, Is the huge pendency of cases in the Supreme Court, caused by express provisions of the Constitution not restricting the Court’s consideration, as opposed to the Apex Courts of other countries, whose consideration is restricted to constitutional issues, questions of national importance, differences of opinion between different High Courts, death sentence cases etc.? […]

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