Category: Kerala High Court

Kerala high court asks activist Rehana Fathima to not use ‘gomatha’ as synonym for beef

Source:-https://www.hindustantimes.com Kerala High Court has barred activist Rehana Fathima from posting anything on the internet after a complaint was lodged against her for using “gomatha” to describe meat in one of her videos, saying the word could hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus who consider the cow as sacred, according to legal news website Bar

Nedumkandam custodial death: CBI tells Kerala HC victim was brutally tortured by police

Source:-https://www.newindianexpress.com KOCHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday submitted before the Kerala High Court that Rajkumar, who was taken in custody by the Nedumkandam police, Idukki, was brutally tortured at the police station. CBI is probing the alleged custodial torture of Rajkumar, who died in June 2019. The CBI made the submission when

Violence has no constitutional sanction

Source:-https://www.newindianexpress.com In 1999, Justice C S Rajan of the Kerala High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate into an ‘encounter killing’ that occurred on 18 February, 1970. Varghese, a Naxalite leader, was shot dead in Thirunelli forest in Kerala. After a few decades, a police constable named Ramachandran Nair, out of

Kerala High Court bats for transgender rights

Source:-https://www.newindianexpress.com KOCHI: The transgender community has a reason to cheer as the Kerala High Court on Thursday observed that a person cannot be denied legitimate rights merely because he/she is a transgender, particularly when such person has assigned to a particular gender. Justice Devan Ramachandran made the observation when the petition filed by Hina Haneefa,

Maradu flats: SC extends mandate of one member committee till further orders

Source:-https://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday extended till further orders the mandate of one-member committee of retired Kerala High Court judge Justice K Balakrishnan Iyer constituted to determine the compensation paid to flat owners of Maradu municipality of Kochi district, whose houses were demolished for being in violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ)

Kerala High Court: Benefit Of Gratuity Act Cannot Be Denied To An Employee By Designating Him As A Trainee

Source:-https://www.theindianwire.com The Kerala High Court has observed that an employer should not deprive an employee from the privilege of the Gratuity Act by nominating him/her as a trainee while extracting daily work from him. Under the Gratuity Act, Justice AM Badar noted that a trainee is not exempted from the meaning of the term ’employee,’

Kerala high court rejects state government’s plea against airport lease to Adani group

Source:-https://www.hindustantimes.com The Kerala high court on Monday rejected the state government’s plea questioning the Centre’s decision to lease out Thiruvananthapuram international airport to the Adani Enterprises. While rejecting the plea of the state government and five others, the court said it did not want to interfere with what it called a policy decision of the

What can be done about trial by media?

Source:-newindianexpress Litigation is not always a search for truth. According to philosopher Charles Taylor, it is a “zero-sum game”, where the law only says “either A or B is right”. It does not consider the multitude of truth and complexity of events, issues or individuals. British Marxist Terry Eagleton put it in perspective: “Court rooms,