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Asking woman to give birth only to boy child horrendously demoralising and immoral: Kerala HC

It is horrendously demoralising and immoral to ask a woman to give birth only to male children, the Kerala HC recently observed.

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Can Registrars Of Births And Death compel DNA test before issuing birth certificates? Kerala HC answers [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has held that the Registrars of Births and Death cannot compel the conduct of DNA test before issuing birth certificates.

Kerala HC closes plea against Mammootty starrer 'Bramayugam' after makers alter lead character's name

Kerala HC has closed a plea raising concerns against Mammootty starrer Bramayugam.

Insistence on sureties and execution of bail bonds cannot be punishment for accused: Kerala HC [Read Order]

Insistence on sureties and execution of bail bonds cannot be punishment for accused, the Kerala HC said.

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [Jan 22 - Jan 27]

A weekly round-up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 3-minute read.

Passport important document; in absence of crime or suspicion it cannot be seized by Investigating agencies: Kerala High Court [Read Order]

The Kerala HC granted relief to man whose passport was seized while holding that it can’t be seized with the commission of a crime or suspicion.

Why Kerala HC allowed anticipatory bail application of Headmistress who chopped Dalit student's hair? [Read Judgment]

Why Kerala HC allowed anticipatory bail application of Headmistress who chopped Dalit student's hair? Read to find out more.

Primary duty of municipality to deal with municipal waste even if illegally dumped on private property: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has clarified that it is the primary duty of municipality to deal with municipal waste even if it is illegally dumped on private property.

Supposed to safeguard nation, honour dignity of citizens: Kerala HC denies bail to soldier in POCSO case [Read Order]

Kerala High Court refuses to grant bail to Army officer, who faced allegations under the POCSO Act. Read full story here.

"Should we be so intolerant?" Kerala HC asks while hearing plea against one scene in "Antony" movie

The movie portrayed a scene where a gun was kept hidden in the Bible. The Court orally asked if such intolerance in the name of religion was necessary.

Indian Courts this Week: Law Street Journal's Weekly Round-Up of SC & HCs [Jan 8 - Jan 13]

A weekly round-up of the top stories from the Supreme Court of India and High Courts across the country summed up in a 5-minute read.

No action against Magistrate who inadvertently revealed rape survivor’s name in order: Kerala HC [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has clarified that Magistrates cannot be prosecuted under Section 228A (Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences etc) of the Indian Penal Code for inadvertently r...

Asking minor victims in POCSO cases to go into cage-like witness boxes traumatising: Kerala HC

Kerala High Court has opined that asking minor victims under POCSO Act to go into cage-like witness box is traumatising. The Court also flagged issues on how only the "face" of the child is visible to...

Subjecting wife to sexual perversions against her will, consent amounts to mental and physical cruelty: Kerala HC

Subjecting a wife to sexual perversions against her will and consent amounts to mental as well as physical cruelty, the Kerala High Court held recently.

Important High Court judgements of 2023 : Part 2

important judgements, Karnataka High Court, Delhi High Court, Kerala High Court, Allahabad High Court, Madras High Court

Important High Court judgements of 2023 : Part 1

Here are the top judgements from high courts all across India in 2023.

Can case be registered against customer in brothel under Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act? Kerala HC says yes [Read Order]

The Kerala High Court recently held that a customer in a brothel can be hauled up in a case under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956.

POCSO case after marriage refusal: Kerala HC quashes case after parties marry [Read Order]

The Kerala High Court quashed cases registered under POCSO and IPC against a man, which was registered after he refused to marry the complainant.

‘People like petitioner are in distress’: This is why a Kerala HC judge will not partake in Christmas festivities this year

While hearing a plea seeking pension by a 78 – year old woman Mariyakutty seeking her widow pension arrears, the Kerala High Court expressed its dissatisfaction with the State government’s approac...

This is why K Pop Band ‘BTS’ found place in a bail order by Kerala High Court [Read Order]

In a Kerala High Court order granting bail in a PCOSO case, Korean pop band “BTS” found a mention. Read this story to know more.

Hindu girl not illegally detained: Kerala HC rejects father's plea in religious conversion case

The Kerala High Court has dismissed a habeas corpus petition filed by the father in a religious conversion case of one Dr. Hadiya (previously Akhila). The father had claimed that he had not been able ...

Kerala High Court issues directions to curb Sabarimala overcrowding [Read Order]

In order to control overcrowding and unauthorised entry at the Sabarimala during the upcoming festival season, the Kerala High Court has issued certain directions to respective authorities.

Kerala High Court Issues Notices to CM Vijayan and Others Over Alleged Illegal Payments from Mining Firm

The Kerala High Court has issued notices to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other key political figures in response to allegations of receiving illegal gratifications from a mining firm, as detail...

"May lead to political violence, hatred; seeks to polarize voters": Kerala High Court PIL against 26 opposition parties' use of 'I.N.D.I.A'

A public interest litigation petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court to restrain the political alliance consisting of 26 opposition parties from using the acronym I.N.D.I.A (Indian Nation...

Court Can’t deny default bail by fixing stringent conditions: Kerala High Court [Read Order]

The Kerala High Court has reiterated that default bail can’t be denied to a person by fixing stringent bail conditions under section 167 (2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

“Vital Organs Developed, Termination Of Pregnancy Impossible”: Kerala HC Rejects Plea Seeking Relief For 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor Despite Statutory Rape [Read Judgment]

The Kerala High Court has declined to allow the abortion of a 30-week pregnancy borne by a 14-year-old rape survivor despite it being statutory rape under the POCSO Act.

Having initiated divorce, Muslim woman cannot claim maintenance: Kerala High Court [Read Order]

Kerala High Court ruling: Muslim women who initiate divorce through 'Khula' may not be eligible for maintenance under Section 125 of CrPC. Explore the legal implications and restrictions in this judgm...

Need not stick to traditional attire, Kerala High Court eases dress code

Long skirts, churidars, and full-sleeve shirts and pants, women judges in Kerala can now be seen in “modern” attire. Read more to know to how 53-year-old dress code for women judges has been chan...

Kerala High Court declines bail to mother for facilitating rape of minor daughter by step father [Read Order]

Kerala High Court denies bail to mother accused of enabling the rape of her minor daughter by the stepfather. Serious allegations raise concerns about influencing the victim. Read more.

Supreme Court Grants Stay on Conviction of Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal in Attempted Murder Case

Stay tuned for the latest legal developments as the Supreme Court suspends the conviction of Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal in an attempt to murder case. Get insights into this high-profile case and i...

Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal Disqualified from Lok Sabha After Conviction Suspension Plea Rejected by Kerala High Court [Read Notice]

Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal PP faces disqualification from Lok Sabha as Kerala High Court rejects plea to suspend his conviction in an attempt to murder case. Get the latest updates on his legal ba...

Watching porn on mobile: Kerala HC highlights importance of mother cooked meals, outdoor sports [Read Order]

Kerala High Court emphasizes the importance of outdoor sports, home-cooked meals, and parental supervision, discouraging the gifting of mobile phones to minors. Learn why the court quashed a case rela...

Kerala HC Quashes 498A Dowry Harassment Case Against Live-In Partner, Citing Lack of Relative Status [Read Order]

Read about a recent judgment by the Kerala High Court that quashed a dowry harassment case against a woman in a live-in relationship. The court ruled that she couldn't be considered a relative under S...

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