Tag Archives: Constitution of India

Bombay High Court Declares two Sections of the Hindu Succession Act as Unconstitutional

By Anurag Gupta, Associate In a major ruling, the Bombay High Court in Mamta Dinesh Vakil v. Bansi S. Wadhwa (Testamentary Suit No. 86 of 2000 and Testamentary Suit No. 48 of 2005) on 6th November, 2012 declared two Sections of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956 (“HSA”) unconstitutional on grounds of discrimination between … Continue reading

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Guidelines under Section 35(1) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (Right to Education Act) for Implementation of Clause (c) of Sections 8 & 9 of the Right to Education Act

By Anurag Gupta, Associate The Parliament of India had enacted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act in 2009 (the “RTE Act”). The purpose of this Act was to provide for free and compulsory education to all children of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court asks Regulatory Bodies to set up Sexual Harassment Panels

By Anurag Gupta, Associate In Medha Kotwal Lele and Others v. Union of India and Others, Civil Appeal No. 5009 and 5010 of 2006 dated October 19, 2012, the Supreme Court directed that all the regulatory bodies like Bar Council … Continue reading

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Division Bench of the Supreme Court refers decision on ‘Maintainability of Review Petitions after Disposal of the Special Leave Petitions’ to a Larger Bench

By Rudrajyoti N. Ray, Associate A person aggrieved by an order of the High Court, very often, files a special leave petition, against the impugned order, before the Hon’ble Supreme Court and thereafter, if the special leave petition is dismissed … Continue reading

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