Article 227 is “forum-neutral”, which makes no distinction between civil court and criminal court. The Madras High Court has held that a petition under Article 227 of the Constitution is maintainable to seek the quashing of proceedings under the Domestic Violence Act. A single bench of Justice GR Swaminathan held that regardless of whether DV Act proceeding … Read more
In a drastic move, Madras High Court on has said that the Domestic Violence Cases are civil in nature, except for in cases where protection / interim order is breached by the accused, in cases where Sections 31 and 33 are in play. While dismissing close of 1000 of Crl. O.P filed before the High … Read more
Although ‘Stridhan’ and ‘Dowry’ are entirely different, they are generally misconceived to mean the same. Under Indian law, dowry means any property or valuable security that is given or agreed to be given by the bride’s side to the bridegroom’s family before, after or during the time of marriage. The main difference between ‘dowry’ and … Read more
The Supreme Court has held that insult or intimidation of an SC-ST person within the four walls of the building, is not an offence under Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. The supreme court order can be downloaded using the below link.
Witnesses play a very important role in criminal cases. They help to clarify what happened by telling the judge or jury everything they know about an event. So the opposing counsel has got really important witness on the stand and it hurts your case, this blog post might prove useful to you. Now straight to … Read more