Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Justice to Meritorious Students by Gujarat High Court ::: In a setback to the state government of Gujarat, The division bench of Gujarat High Court on Monday quashed the new rule introduced earlier this year, giving 100% preference in admissions of medical students on NRI quota of Gujarat. The Gujarat High Court termed this new Rule as unconstitutional and ultimately quashed in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the new law citing injustice to meritorious students from other states - See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/gujarat/hc-quashes-new-law-in-medical-admission-on-nri-quota/#sthash.YSFwIHEC.dpuf
Thursday, August 6, 2015
In the matters of Ramdeo Chauhan alias Raj Nath v. State of Assam, the Hon'ble Apex Court has made certain landmark observations in respect of evidence value of radi0-logical examination in determination of age of an victim, such that "The statement of the doctor is no more than an opinion, the court has to base its conclusions upon all the facts and circumstances disclosed on examining of the physical features of the person whose age is in question, in conjunction with such oral testimony as may be available. An X-ray ossification test may provide a surer basis for determining the age of an individual than the opinion of a medical expert but it can by no means be so infallible and accurate a test as to indicate the exact date of birth of the person concerned. Too much of reliance cannot be placed upon textbooks, on medical jurisprudence and toxicology while determining the age of an accused. In this vast country with varied latitudes, heights, environment, vegetation and nutrition, the height and weight cannot be expected to be uniform"
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
"When this Court as the protector of the life of the persons under the Constitution has come to take note of a situation where a procedure established by law has not been followed while depriving the life of a person, no technicality shall stand in the way of justice being done. After all, law is for man and law is never helpless and the Court particularly the repository of such high constitutional powers like Supreme Court shall not be rendered powerless." the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India had observed while disposing of Writ Petition (Criminal) : 129 of 2015 in the matters of Yakub Menon Case recently on dt.28th July 2015
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