‘Sexual intent’, not ‘skin-to-skin’ contact, key in POCSO assault case: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court(SC) quashed two judgments of the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court which ruled that it will not amount to an offense of sexual assault under Section 7 of POCSO if there is “no direct physical contact, i.e….

Supreme Court: Interested person not entitled to file Public Interest Litigation

An interested person is not entitled to file public interest litigation (PIL), the Supreme Court has said while dismissing a plea against an order of the Karnataka High Court which had rejected a petition on the issue related to pension…

Supreme Court: Appointments to public posts should be as per Articles 14, 16 of the Constitution

Appointments to public posts should be strictly in accordance with Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution and the eligibility criteria should be unformed without giving any scope of arbitrary selections, the Supreme Court said . The observations were made…

Government: Women, too, can join the Pune-based National Defence Academy

The Union government on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that it has decided that women, too, can join the Pune-based National Defence Academy (NDA) – a joint defense training institute of the Indian Armed Forces; for permanent commission through the…

Supreme Court: Govt Should Not Withdraw Cases Against MP, MLA Without Approval from High Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday, 25 August, observed that a government should take the approval of the respective high court before withdrawing criminal cases filed against MPs and MLAs. The top court emphasized that there is nothing wrong in withdrawing…

Right to freedom of speech is not absolute: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Saturday said that a person’s fundamental right to reside and to move about freely anywhere in India(Art 19(d)(e)) cannot be refused on “flimsy grounds” The bench of Justices Indira Banerjee and V Balasubramanian was hearing an…

Criminalization in Indian politics: Basics and constitutional provisions/ Rulings

Over the years there is an increase in the member parliaments/ state legislature with criminal charges. Expressing anguish over the non-compliance by various political parties with its 2020 judgment on the disclosure of criminal antecedents of candidates being put up…

Pornographic and Laws in India: Basics Explained

Under many provisions under the Indian Penal Code(IPC), the Information Technology(IT) Act and the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, producing pornographic movies in India is an offense. Section 292 says that ‘something’ can be deemed to be obscene if…