IMPORTANT JUDGEMENTS 2016

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  1. A person can change his religion and faith but not the caste to which he belongs, as caste has linkage to birth; SC [29 Apr 2016]
  2. Educational Institutions cannot be allowed to create business empires charging exorbitant fees; Himachal Pradesh HC [27 Apr2016]
  3. Protection of ‘sanction’ to Govt. servants cannot be camouflaged to commit crime; SC summarizes principles governing ‘sanction’ [27 Apr 2016]
  4. Right of women to have the choice of dress based on religious injunctions is a fundamental Right; Kerala HC allows Muslim Girls to wear Hijab for AIPMT[26 Apr 2016]
  5. Even a wrong order should not be visited with Adverse Remarks against Judge; SC[20 Apr 2016]
  6. Prior approval of Govt. necessary before retrenching Private School Employees: SC upholds validity of Section 8(2) of Delhi School Education Act [17 Apr 2016]
  7. Practitioner of Indian/Integrated medicine not entitled to practice Allopathic medicine: Delhi HC [11 Apr 2016]
  8. Leases of Mining Companies will not be lapsed automatically; SC issues Guidelines[5 Apr 20116]
  9. National Commission for Women is not authorized to become Judge or Arbiter; Delhi HC slams NCW for abusing authority[3 Apr 2016]
  10. Engaging Musclemen to recover loans by Banks and Financial Institutions unlawful; Kerala HC [1 Apr 2016]
  11. Exercise of Statutory functions cannot be interdicted under realm of Model Code of Conduct: Kerala HC [25 Mar 2016]
  12. Kerala HC asks children to provide ‘welfare measures’ to mother’s live-in partner [22 Mar 2016]
  13. In absence of any law or regulation, Sikhs can appear in Court with ‘Kirpan’: Punjab & Haryana HC [17 Mar 2016]
  14. State is not bound to make SC/ST reservation in matters of Promotion; SC refuses to direct the Govt. to collect data for enabling reservation [11 Mar 2016]
  15. Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate can be accepted as proof of age: Supreme Court [29 Feb 2016]
  16. Prosecution for Corruption (PC Act) against Officials of Private Bank is maintainable as they are deemed Public Servants; SC [23 Feb 2016]
  17. Complaint against termination of employee is also maintainable in the place where the management decided termination: SC [22 Feb 2016]
  18. Power of Attorney Holder can file Writ Petition: Allahabad HC (FB) issues guidelines [18 Feb 2016]
  19. A Judicial officer cannot be penalized for passing erroneous orders: Kerala HC [13 Feb 2016]
  20. Office of MLA cannot be termed as “Occupation” under Art. 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India; SC [12 Feb 2016]
  21. Formulate Uniform Victim Compensation Scheme for Victims of Sexual Assaults; SC[11 Feb 2016]
  22. SC reiterates that Registration of FIR is mandatory when a Magistrate orders investigation U/S 156(3) of CrPC [11 Feb 2016]
  23. Denial of Appointment to a Woman in Army solely on account of her pregnancy is violative of Art. 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India; Punjab & Haryana HC [10 Feb 2016]
  24. Transgenders are eligible for interview and recruitment for post reserved for female candidates: Madras HC [9 Feb 2016]
  25. Prosecute Litigants who indulge in filing false claims in Courts invoking Section 209 IPC: Delhi HC [23 Jan 2016]
  26. Sufficiency of Injury to cause death must be proved to sustain a conviction under Section 302 IPC; SC [22 Jan 2016]
  27. Dowry given during wedding time does not raise presumption that it was entrusted to parents in law of the bride to attract the Offence under Dowry Act: SC [20 Jan 2016]
  28. Consensual Sex without any deliberation about Marriage is not rape under misconception of fact; SC [10 Jan 2016]
  29. No SC/ST Quota for reservation for promotion in Public Sector Banks: Supreme Court [9 Jan 2016]
  30. Bombay HC lifts ban on Women’s entry to inner sanctum of Haji Ali Durgah [26 Aug 2016]
  31. Gujarat HC partly quashes Ordinance that cancelled NRI quota in Medical Colleges[17 Aug 2016]
  32. Sale of non-service arms be under strict scrutiny: SC [16 Aug 2016]
  33. Supreme Court acquits wife accused of murdering her husband [13 Aug 2016]
  34. Right to peaceful protest is a fundamental right: SC [12 Aug 2016]
  35. Virus of seeking adjournment has to be controlled: SC [28 July 2016]
  36. ‘Honour Killing’ in Kerala: SC acquits the accused [28 July 2016]
  37. Section 311A of CrPC which empowers Magistrate to order to give specimen signatures, is not retrospective: SC [26 July 2016]
  38. Judicial process not an answer to every social ill: SC [22 July 2016]
  39. Access to Justice is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 14 & 21 of Constitution: SC Constitution Bench [20 July 2016]
  40. Multiple Life Sentences will run concurrently, Remission of one will not affect the other: SC [19 July 2016]
  41. Sonia Gandhi continues to remain as a citizen of India: Allahabad HC dismisses petition challenging her election [12 July 2016]
  42. Wholesale restriction on Admission based on domicile is Unconstitutional: Punjab & Haryana HC [10 July 2016]
  43. SC rules Railways must pay for roof travel deaths; orders Rs 1 crore compensation[7 July 2016]
  44. In a Landmark Judgment SC Directs Govt. to extend 3% Reservation for disabled Persons in all posts [4 July 2016]
  45. An order of cut in pension is permissible even after the employee reached the age of superannuation; SC [24 June 2016]
  46. Madras HC upholds Constitutional validity of S. 18 of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 [17 June 2016]
  47. ‘Cruelty’ not wives’ forte anymore, Husbands is also victims of Cruelty [6 June 2016]
  48. Writ Petition Maintainable against Bar Councils and Bar Associations; Delhi High Court[1 June 2016]
  49. If a fully grown up lady had consensual sex with a person for long time, it is promiscuity on her part and not an act induced by misconception of fact; Delhi HC[27 May 2016]
  50. Damage as a result of ‘Act of God’ as well as Negligence: Injury attributed to Negligence needs to be compensated: SC[15 May 2016]
  51. Law on Criminal Defamation is not Unconstitutional; SC [13 May 2016]
  52. NEET: SC says ‘NO’ to separate Entrance Tests by Private Medical Colleges [6 May 2016]
  53. National Anthem Must Before Movies In Theatres: SC [30 Nov 2016]
  54. Set Up A Mechanism To Pay No-Fault Liability Immediately To Legal Heirs Of The Motor Accident Victims: SC [27 Nov 2016]
  55. Banks Can Sell Tribal Land To Non-Tribal Even If Prohibited By State Law: SC [27 Nov 2016]
  56. Mere Extra-Marital Relationship By Husband Not ‘Cruelty’ To Attract Section 498A/306 IPC: SC [25 Nov 2016]
  57. SC Directs Centre To Frame Model Rules For Effective Implementation Of Consumer Protection Act [21 Nov 2016]
  58. BIFR, AAIFR Not Competent To Issue Directions To Non-Sick Industrial Company: SC [19 Nov 2016]
  59. Subsequent Adoption Can’t Divest Any Person Of Estate Vested In Him Or Her Prior To Adoption: SC [18 Nov 2016]
  60. Refusal To Answer Court Queries Isn’t Criminal Contempt: SC [16 Nov 2016]
  61. Lawyer Couple Gets Mutual Divorce As SC Waives Cool-Off Period [13 Nov 2016]
  62. Breaking: Upper Age Limit Restored For CLAT [ 10 Nov 2016]
  63. SC Upholds TN Govt’s 5% Relaxation To Reserved Category TET Candidate [9 Nov 2016]
  64. A Female Child Is Entitled To Enjoy Equal Right Of A Male Child: SC Issues Directions To Curb Female Foeticide [8 Nov 2016]
  65. Sabarimala: Kerala Govt Now Favours Women’s Entry To The Temple [ 7 Nov 2016]
  66. Every Voter Has A Fundamental Right To Know The Educational Qualification Of A Candidate: SC[2 Nov 2016]
  67. Cracking All LLB Papers At First Attempt Must For Eligibility For Judge Post: Bombay HC [30 Nov 2016]
  68. Courts Can Direct That Subsequent Sentence Shall Run Concurrently With Previous Sentence: SC[29 Oct 2016]
  69. ‘Equal Pay For Equal Work’ For Temporary Employees As Well: SC[27 Oct 2016]
  70. Blow To Pharmas: SC Upholds Centre’s Notifications Fixing Retail Price Of Drug Formulations [22 Oct 2016]
  71. Courts Can’t Exercise ‘Judicial Discretion’ Against Statute Or Rules: SC[7 Oct 2016]
  72. Married Daughter, Who Has Legal Right Of Residence In Building, Can Seek Tenant’s Eviction: SC [29 Sept 2016]
  73. Pregnant Prisoners Enjoy Equal Right In Making Motherhood Choices-Bombay HC Issues Guidelines[21 Sept 2016]
  74. Availability Of Alternate Remedy Not A Ground To Bar Petition U/s 482 CrPC: SC[6 Sept 2016]
  75. Unaided Minority Institutions Cannot Admit Students Of Their Choice By Adopting A Mechanism Of Their Own: Allahabad HC [25 Dec 2016]
  76. Land Belonging To Religious Bodies Can Be Acquired To Serve Larger Public Purpose: Allahabad HC [24 Dec 2016]
  77. Jammu & Kashmir Has No Vestige Of Sovereignty Outside The Constitution of India [17 Dec 2016]
  78. Mobile Towers Come Within Ambit Of ‘Land And Building’ For Levying Property Tax: SC [16 Dec 2016]
  79. SC Bans Liqour Shops Along National, State Highways [15 Dec 2016]
  80. SC Orders National Action Plan To Save Children From Substance Abuse [14 Dec 2016]
  81. IPC Doesn’t Provide For Vicarious Liability For Offence By A Company: SC [10 Dec 2016]
  82. Personal Laws Can’t Claim Superiority Over Constitutional Rights: Allahabad HC[8 Dec 2016]

 

Compiled by:

Megha Sinha

Indore Institute of Law

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Great job thanks, we are very grateful to the people who is responsible for letting us know the judgements .. thanq very much. Happy new year, god bless you, have a nice time.

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