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Posted on 08.12.17 by

Parsi Woman Excommunication Case: Day 1 Arguments

On 08.12.2017, the 5 Judge bench of the SC comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud, A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan began hearings in the Parsi Woman Excommunication Case (Goolrokh Gupta v Burjor Pardiwala). The case will determine if a Parsi woman could be banned from entering the Tower of Silence by virtue of her marriage to a… Read More

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Posted on 05.12.17 by

Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi Case : Day 2 Hearings

The 2nd day of hearings in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi Case commenced before the 3 Judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer. In the previous hearing on 11th August 2017, the bench had directed both parties to submit translations of documents that they had relied on, including oral evidence, and any… Read More

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Posted on 11.10.17 by

Child Marriage and Marital Rape Verdict: Marital Rape Exception in IPC not to apply where wife below 18.

A 2 Judge Bench of the Supreme Court delivering its verdict in Independent Thought vs. Union of India, on 11.10.2017 has held that Exception 2 to Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, the provision that defines the offence of rape, which states that “Sexual intercourse or sexual acts by a man with his own wife, the… Read More