Kerala High Court had also requested the parties to think about reconciliation, but that did not work out.
“In fact, DNA test is intended to rebut the `conclusive proof’ provided under Section 112 of the Evidence Act.”
Kerala High Court cautiously expressed that “Watching pornography may not be an offence. But if minor children start to watch porn videos, which are now accessible in all mobile phones, there will be far reaching consequences.”
Supreme Court said that, since the appeal is a statutory remedy, the appellant had availed it and withdrawn the same, only as a pre-condition for availing the benefit under the Amnesty Scheme.
“By no stretch of imagination, a girlfriend or even a woman who maintains sexual relations with a man outside of marriage in an etymological sense would be a ‘relative’.”
Kerala High Court was not satisfied with the petitioner’s claims of being an adopted daughter of the deceased.
The Supreme Court regarded the same to be a lapse on part of the state for not apprising the High Court of the true and up-to-date facts at the time of final hearing and remitted the matter back to the High Court for being examined afresh.
Collegium of Kerala High Court unanimously recommended Justice Sudha’s name which was duly approved by the Supreme Court Collegium.
In the meantime, Kerala High Court restricted sex selective surgery to be permitted specifically on the opinion of a State Level Multidisciplinary Committee depicting the same to be essential for saving the child’s/infant’s life.
It was notified on 06-09-2007, that provisions of Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 would extend to Medical institutions, wherein 20 or more persons are or were employed.
Kerala High Court scrutinized the definition of ‘sexual assault’ and expressed that the same has to be construed as sexual offence against a victim, including sexual harassment.
“The very purpose of adopting the multiplier method in Sarla Verma (supra) is to do away with the considerable variation and inconsistency in assessing compensation and also to bring uniformity and consistency.”
15 Additional Judges have been made permanent Judges in Gauhati High Court, Bombay High Court, Kerala High Court, Himachal Pradesh High Court and Calcutta High Court
Justice Ashish J. Desai was appointed as 38th Chief Justice of Kerala High Court and took oath of office on 22-07-2023.
Kerala High Court viewed that the conviction and sentence passed by the lower courts suffered from illegality and could not be sustained.
Justice Bhatti served as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court for 1 month before being elevated to the Supreme Court on 14-07-2023.
Kerala High Court pointed out that KIRTADS proceeded on general statements that generally in case of inter-caste marriage, the socialization process of the offspring of such couples is more attached to the high ranked father.
Collegium in its Resolution dated 12-07-2023 recommended names of 15 Judges who are to appointed Permanent Judges in their respective High Courts. 3 out of the 15 recommended names are women Judges.
Consequent upon superannuation of Shri Justice Ponugoti Naveen Rao on 14.07.2023, Shri Justice Abhinand Kumar Shavili, the senior-most puisne Judge of the High Court of Telangana will perform the duties of the office of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Telangana