Legal update as on 26.04.2023

  1. Prepare guidelines to prevent the solemnization of child marriages, HC to ARYA SAMAJ APEX Body – While asking the Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha to reflect and formulate recommendations to prevent solemnising marriages involving children, the Allahabad High Court also offered ideas for the Arya Samaj Apex Body and instructed it to submit the recommendations within eight weeks.
    Pappu vs. State Of U.P. And 3 Others
  1. The SC issues an ‘ABSOLUTE’ order granting bail to Munawar Faruqui. – The Supreme Court upheld the ad-interim bail given to stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui in 2021, rendering it ‘absolute’ in accordance with the earlier order. This was done while shifting all FIRs against him that had been filed in other states to Indore.
    Munawar v. State of Madhya Pradesh & Ors.
  1. HC: RESIDENTS OF THE SOCIETY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING SUFFICIENT WATER FOR ANIMALS – According to the Bombay High Court, it would be the responsibility of the society’s citizens to always provide provisions for the animals to have access to enough water, especially given the start of the summer season.
    Paromita Puthran Vs Municipal Corporation of Gr. Mumbai & Ors.[Writ Petition No.702 Of 2023]
  1. DELHI HC: MISOGYNY AND SEX-DETERMINATION BASED ABORTION PROVOKE GENDER INEQUALITIES – The Delhi High Court has issued guidelines for authorities to follow in order to effectively and strictly implement the PCPNDT Act, noting that sex-determination based abortion is a potent tool for maintaining gender disparities and is closely tied to the misogyny issue.
    Manoj Krishan Ahuja v State of NCT of Delhi & Anr
  1. MERE UNNATURAL DEATH OF WIFE WITHIN 7 YEARS OF MARRIAGE IS NOT ENOUGH TO PROVE DOWRY DEATH, CONCLUDES SC – According to the Supreme Court, a conviction for dowry death under Sections 304B and 498A of the IPC would not be obtained by the husband simply because the deceased wife passed away suddenly in the matrimonial house within seven years of their marriage.
    Charan Singh @ Charanjit Singh v. State of Uttarakhand
  1. SC: UNSTAMPED CONTRACT WITH ARBITRATION AGREEMENT EXIGIBLE FOR STAMP DUTY IS NOT VALID FOR PURPOSE – According to the Supreme Court Constitution Bench, a document that is subject to stamp duty and contains an arbitration clause but is not stamped cannot be considered a legal contract under Section 2(h) of the Contract Act or Section 2(g) of the Contract Act.
    M/s. N.N. Global Mercantile Pvt. Ltd. v. M/s. Indo Unique Flame Ltd. And Ors. CA No. 3802-03/2020]

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