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Recap 2021: Here's a look at the ten most important judgements of the year

Lawstreet Journal 4 Jan 2022 12:15am

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As responsible citizens of India, it is important for each one of us to be updated with the recent legal happenings and important judgments. In this article, we will discuss the top 10 important judgments of 2021:  


1: Laxmibai Chandaragi v. The State of Karnataka

Judgment- Consent of family is not needed once two adults decide to marry.

The Hon'ble Supreme Court observed that educated younger boys and girls are choosing their life partners, which is a departure from traditional norms of society. The consent of the family or the community, or the clan is not necessary once two adult individuals agree to enter wedlock and their consent has to be piously given primacy.

 [Read Judgment]


2: Devilal v. State of Madhya Pradesh

Judgment- Juvenile offenders under 18 years and above 16 years to be remitted to jurisdictional Juvenile Justice Board.

In this case, the Hon'ble Supreme Court considered to what extent could the benefit under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015 be extended where the offender was above 16 years and less than 18 years of age on the day the offence was committed. The Court held that in such a case, even if the accused were guilty, the matter must be remitted to the jurisdictional Juvenile Justice Board.

[Read Judgment]


3: The Chief Election Commissioner of India v. MR Vijayabhaskar

Judgment- Freedom of press relating to Court proceedings.

In this case, the Election Commission of India filed a petition to restrain… Continue Reading...

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