Category: Madras High Court

Seats given up by minority institution need not go to same community: HC

Source: Religious and linguistic minorities do enjoy a constitutional right to establish and administer educational institutions but that does not mean medical and engineering seats surrendered by them to the government pool should also be filled up only by students from the specific minority communities concerned, the Madras High Court has held. Justice G.

Madras High Court orders Southern Railway to install CCTV cameras in coaches

Source: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Southern Railway to conduct a survey with the assistance of experts and install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in railway coaches/compartments for the purpose of providing adequate security to women, children and elderly passengers. Justice S.M. Subramaniam directed the Southern Railway to formulate guidelines

Madras high court quashes proceedings against Gaja affected persons

Source: Chennai: While quashing the proceedings against 92 persons, who were affected by Gaja cyclone, pending before the lower court, for allegedly raising slogans and conducting a Dharna when the state machinery was carrying relief works in Nagapattinam district, the Madras high court has dismissed another petition from 33 persons, which sought to quash an

Third party cannot prosecute criminal proceedings: Madras high court

Source: Chennai: Holding that a rank third party to the proceedings who is neither a victim nor an aggrieved person, cannot be permitted to prosecute criminal proceedings, the Madras high court has dismissed a petition, which challenged an order of the lower court, dismissing a complaint relating to an alleged custodial death. Dismissing the petition

Sexual abuse: Bail denied to scribe

Source: CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has denied anticipatory bail to journalist Prakash M Swamy who apprehended arrest in connection with a case of alleged sexual abuse. The complainant, a Chennai-based actor, had accused him of sexually abusing her in 2018. According to prosecution, the petitioner offered to redress some issue in the complainant son’s

‘Returned Tamil Nadu bills on NEET in 2017’: Centre tells Madras High Court

Source: CHENNAI : The Central government submitted before the Madras High Court on Tuesday that it ‘returned’ the bills from Tamil Nadu seeking exemption from NEET-based medical admission in September 2017 itself. While so far it was believed that the bills sent by Tamil Nadu were pending for President’s approval, earlier this month the

President Calls For Translating Verdicts Of High Courts In Local Languages

Source: Chennai:  President Ram Nath Kovind Friday advocated translating high courts’ judgements into vernacular languages so that people are able to understand them. “Over the years, our understanding of law and its applications has become larger and sophisticated,” he said addressing a special convocation of the state-run Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University. Yet,