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Supreme Court asks Law Ministry to introduce comprehensive sentencing policy
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Supreme Court asks Law Ministry to introduce comprehensive sentencing policy

SC urges Law Ministry to introduce a clear, comprehensive sentencing policy to ensure fair and consistent justice, avoiding judge-centric disparities.

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Social torture classifies as cruelty for purposes of divorce, Patna HC holds [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Social torture classifies as cruelty for purposes of divorce, Patna HC holds [Read Judgment]

Granting divorce to a husband who claimed that the wife had made false allegations before his employer about domestic violence and of him and his mother soliciting prostitution, the Patna High Court has held that social torture in a marriage also amounts to mental torture, and thus, cruelty.

Supreme Court refuses pre arrest bail to IPS officer accused of creating fake WhatsApp account of HC's CJ [Read Order] Judiciary
Supreme Court refuses pre arrest bail to IPS officer accused of creating fake WhatsApp account of HC's CJ [Read Order]

The Supreme Court of India denies anticipatory bail to an IPS officer for impersonating the Chief Justice of Patna High Court via a fake WhatsApp account, used to influence judicial proceedings. The case underscores serious allegations of judicial misconduct and corruption.

Supreme Court Awards Life Term to Former RJD MP Prabhunath Singh for 1995 Poll Violence Murders Judiciary
Supreme Court Awards Life Term to Former RJD MP Prabhunath Singh for 1995 Poll Violence Murders

The Supreme Court awards a life sentence to former RJD MP Prabhunath Singh for the 1995 murder of two individuals during poll violence. The court also grants compensation to the victims' families and highlights the failure of police, prosecution, and judiciary in handling the case.

Immediately stop caste-based survey: Patna High Court to Bihar Government [Read Order] Judiciary
Immediately stop caste-based survey: Patna High Court to Bihar Government [Read Order]

The Patna High Court has directed the Bihar government to immediately stop the caste-based survey, stating that the State has no power to carry out such an exercise. The court also expressed serious reservations on sharing the data collected in the survey and fixed July 7 as the next date for the hearing.

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