Narotam Singh v. State of Punjab

Comment : J.Krishna Iyer at his eloquent best, commences with “when law of crimes rebels against social justice and leans towards narrow legalism – it becomes crime of laws and … Continue reading Narotam Singh v. State of Punjab

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)

Arbitrary Allotment of Petrol Pumps …SC

Though overruled by SC in a later decision in 1999 – this decision is highly public oriented – wherein the ministers, rightly, were held to be repositories of public trust, … Continue reading Arbitrary Allotment of Petrol Pumps …SC

Justice Krishna Iyer on Law of Bails – Gudikanti Narasimhulu (1977)

Comment : Bail and not Jail as the guiding principle is back with SS Mhetre v. State of Maharashtra (2011) SC. Let’s see what started it. Here is Gudikanti Narsimhulu … Continue reading Justice Krishna Iyer on Law of Bails – Gudikanti Narasimhulu (1977)