Case notes

Dual recognition

The Hon’ble Madras High Court in the case of Lakshmi School v. State of Tamil Nadu, W.P. No. 15373 of 2012 etc., dated September 21, 2012,  held that the ICSE and the CBSE schools are private schools within the meaning of Tamil Nadu Schools (Regulation of Collection of Fee) Act, 2009.

Prisoners' Right to Procreation

In ‘Jasvir Singh Vs. State of Punjab, CWP No. 5429 of 2010, the learned Single Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed the petition praying for enforcement of their right to have conjugal life and procreate within the jail premises.

The Right to Hold Public Meetings

In its decisions dated 15 September, 1972, the Gujarat High Court, before a five judge bench in the case of Himat Lal K. Shah vs Commissioner Of Police (AIR 1973 SC 87: (1973) 1 SCC 227) held that Rule Nos.

Hurting Religious Sentiments

The Delhi High Court, in Ajay Gautam vs Union of India, W.P (C) No. 112/2014, rejected the prayer of the Petitioner to restrain screening of the Hindi Film, PK, on the ground that it hurts religious sentiments, especially of Hindus.

Post Maternity Leave for Surrogate Mother?

The Kerela High Court, in the case of P.Geetha vs Kerela Livestock Development Board [2015 SCC Online Ker 71, WP(C).No. 20680 of 2014 (H)], held that a mother who has obtained the baby through surrogacy is entitled to all the benefits that an employee could have on post-delivery, i.e. the child specific statutory benefits.

Is CLAT not a person?

 In iJustice vs CLAT Committee – CCI Case no. 41 of 2014 dated 19.08.2014, the Competition Commission of India (‘Commission’) held that CLAT Committee is not a ‘person’ under section 2(l) and therefore not an enterprise as per section 2 (h) of the Competition Act, 2002 (‘Act’).

Is Freedom of Speech a Matter of Convenience?

In Lyca Production Pvt. Ltd vs The Government of Tamil Nadu Writ Petition No.29325 of 2014, the Madras High Court allowed the petition seeking a writ of mandamus from the High Court of Madras to direct the Respondents to grant protection to enable them to have their name exhibited as the Producer of the film in the prints as well as the publicity material.