Category Archives: Interpretation of Statutes

Statutes must always be interpreted prospectively. [ The State Of Maharashtra vs Vishnu Ramchandra ]

The State Of Maharashtra vs Vishnu Ramchandra, 1961 AIR 307 Before the Supreme Court of India Decided on: 18 October 1960 Author of the judgement: Hidayatullah M. Bench: Hidayatullah, M. and Shah, J.C. Counsel for the appellant: H. Dhebar. The respondent did not appear. Sr. No. Title Sections 1 Bombay Police Act, (22 of 1951) Section 142 and 57(a) […]

Husband and wife are not separate entities when the wife is dependent on him. [Surjit Singh v/s. MTNL]

Surjit Singh vs Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd  Civil Appeal No  5354 of 2002 Before the Supreme Court of India Decided on: 21 April 2008. Bench: H. K. Sema and Markandey Katju, JJ. Author of the Judgement: Justice Markandey Katju. Counsel for the appellant: Shri R.L. Kapoor Counsel for the respondent: Shri Amarendra Saran, learned Addl. Solicitor General Brief Facts: […]

[Case Brief] Vijay Narayan Thatte & Ors v/s. State of Maharashtra & Ors

“Rules of Interpretation are very important in law courts. When the British came to India they introduced the principles of interpretation of Maxwell, laid down in his classic treatise ‘Interpretation of Statutes’ and these principles are broadly still being followed in our law courts in India. However, our ancient thinkers had created a system of […]

[Case Brief] U.P. Bhoodan Yagna Samiti, V/s. Braj Kishore and Others

The Bhoodan Movement or $6-Land Gift Movement was an intentional land change development in India, began by Acharya Vinoba Bhave in 1951 at Pochampally town in Telangana which is presently known as Bhoodan Pochampally. U.P. Bhoodan Yagna Samiti, V/s. Braj Kishore and Others Civil Appeal Nos. 1866-68 of 1988 Supreme Court of India Bench: G.L. […]