Kidnapping and Abduction are distinct offences.

Comment : In this case the accused was charged u/ss 363 & 366 – later on trial it became apparent on evidence that the girl was major hence the charge … Continue reading Kidnapping and Abduction are distinct offences.

Tukaram v. State of Maharashtra 1979 SC

Largely hailed as a rare example of judicial insensitivity to a rape victim/gender outrage – the judgment paved path for various amendments in rape related laws – especially those catering … Continue reading Tukaram v. State of Maharashtra 1979 SC

Supreme Court on obscenity (Raj Kapoor v. State) Justice Krishna Iyer.

QUESTION : Cinematograph Act 1952 Section 5A-Whether the issuance of the certificate issued by the specialised Board of Film Censors bars the criminal Court’s jurisdiction to try for offences under … Continue reading Supreme Court on obscenity (Raj Kapoor v. State) Justice Krishna Iyer.

Supreme Court on obscenity (Bandit Queen Judgment)

A Remarkable judgment outlining the law of obscenity as it stands in India, in a nutshell, while holding Bandit Queen to have been rightly passed by the Censors, held it … Continue reading Supreme Court on obscenity (Bandit Queen Judgment)

Can a Husband of a minor girl claim custody ?

Comment : In this case – the court was faced with the perplexing question as to whether a person who is accused of kidnapping a minor girl and marrying her rendering … Continue reading Can a Husband of a minor girl claim custody ?

Supreme Court on DNA Testing…

COMMENT :  In this decision the court was once again faced with the baffling preposition as to whether DNA tests should be allowed to ascertain the paternity of a child … Continue reading Supreme Court on DNA Testing…