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I.C GOLAKNATH & ORS. VS STATE OF PUNJAB & ANRS.  (1967 AIR 1643)

FACTS: The petitioner, in this case, was the family of Henry and William Golaknath, who had 500 acres of farmland in Jalandhar, Punjab. According to the 1953 Punjab Security and Land Tenures Act, the state government of Punjab held that both the brothers could distribute thirty acres of land to each. In contrast, a few… Continue reading I.C GOLAKNATH & ORS. VS STATE OF PUNJAB & ANRS.  (1967 AIR 1643)

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SHANKARI PRASAD SINGHDEO vs UNION OF INDIA & OTHERS (AIR 1951 SC 455)

FACTS The political party which was in power had carried out specific agrarian reforms in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh by enacting legislation which may be compendiously known as Zamindari Abolition Act.Certain Zamindars who were feeling aggrieved had challenged the enactments mentioned above in the court of law on the grounds that it… Continue reading SHANKARI PRASAD SINGHDEO vs UNION OF INDIA & OTHERS (AIR 1951 SC 455)

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JOSEPH SHINE VS UNION OF INDIA 2018 SC 1676

FACTS In this case, Public Interest Litigation has been filed under Article 32 of the Constitution in the Supreme Court of India for challenging the validity of Section 497 of the IPC along with Section 198(2) of the Criminal Procedure Code. This petition has been filled by Joseph Shine, who is a non-residence of Kerala. … Continue reading JOSEPH SHINE VS UNION OF INDIA 2018 SC 1676

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RAJBALA V. STATE OF HARYANA

FACTS Two Judge Bench of the Supreme Court of India upheld the validity of Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act 8 of 2015), which introduced the minimum educational qualification for candidates to contest the panchayat elections. The Bench consisting of Justice Chelameswar and A.M.Sapre held that both the rights, namely “Right to Vote” and… Continue reading RAJBALA V. STATE OF HARYANA

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PRITHIVI RAJ CHAUHAN VS UNION OF INDIA

Date of Judgment: February 10, 2020 Judges: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Vineet Saran and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat Facts - Here the petitioners have questioned the provisions inserted by carving out section 18A of the scheduled caste and scheduled tribes (prevention and atrocities) Act. Question of Law- Whether Section 18A of the Scheduled caste and… Continue reading PRITHIVI RAJ CHAUHAN VS UNION OF INDIA

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Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association Vs State of Maharashtra

Prostitution rackets were being held in hotels and restaurants in which women were putting up horrid and obscene dance shows. It was also found that the girls working for these dance bars in Maharashtra didn’t actually belong to Maharashtra. Having such practices and sheltering these criminals in hotels adversely impacted society.The Bombay Police Act, 1951… Continue reading Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association Vs State of Maharashtra

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INDIBILITY CREATIVE PVT. LTD. V. STATE OF WEST BENGAL (WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 306 OF 2019)

BRIEF FACTS-  In this case, the petitioners were the producers of the Bengali film “Bhobishyoter Bhoot. This film was set to be released on 15th February 2019 in Kolkata and some parts of West Bengal. The certificate for public display of this movie was issued on 19th November 2018. However, a few days before the… Continue reading INDIBILITY CREATIVE PVT. LTD. V. STATE OF WEST BENGAL (WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO. 306 OF 2019)

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Hindustan Construction Co. vs Union of India

Fact: The petitioner(s) begin their argue that Section 36 of the Act has been formulated on the line of Article 36 of UNCITRAL Model laws and the interpretation of the same in terms of awarding ‘automatic- stay’ on enforcement of arbitral tribunal has to be revisited in the light of recommendations made by 246th Law… Continue reading Hindustan Construction Co. vs Union of India