Category Archives: Constitutional Law

[Case Brief] In Re: Berubari Union Case, 1960

(This post was written by Pooja Jasani from Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar) In Re: Berubari Union case was decided on 14th March 1960. It was decided by a seven-judge bench of the Honourable Supreme Court. Brief facts and Procedural History In the present case, Bengal and Punjab had to be partitioned. For the purpose […]

Sebastian M. Hongray vs Union Of India & Ors, AIR 1984 SC 1026

Sebastian M. Hongray vs Union Of India & Ors, 1984 AIR 1026 Before the Supreme Court of India Decided on: 23 April 1984. Bench: DESAI, D.A. REDDY, O. CHINNAPPA (J) Author of the judgement: D. A. Desai Advocates for the petitioner: Ms. Nandita Haksar and C.S. Vaidyanathan. Advocate for the respondent: Ms. A. Subhashini, Mrs. Urmila Kapoor, V.C. Mahajan, P.N. Puri […]

It is not the task of the criminal law to punish individuals merely for expressing unpopular views. [Khushboo vs Kanniammal & Another]

Khushboo vs Kanniammal & Another, 2010 5 SCC 600 Before the Supreme Court of India. Decided on: 28 April 2010 Bench: K.G. Balakrishnan, Deepak Verma, B.S. Chauhan Author of the judgement: B.S. Chauhan Advocate for the appellant: Ms. Pinki Anand Advocate for the respondent: Sh. Kanagaraj, Sr. Adv., Sh. S. Gowthaman, Adv. and Sh. B. Balaji, Adv. Brief […]