Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicPunjab and Haryana High Court

Topic: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Marriage of 15 yr Muslim girl not void under Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, says high court

The 15-year-old girl had requested release from childcare home so that she could live with her spouse. Judge says marriage is valid as per Islamic Law.

‘POCSO a secular law, applies to all’: How NCPCR opposed marriage of 16-yr-old Muslim girl in SC

Couple had married against wishes of families & sought police cover. Request was granted as she is of marriageable age under Muslim Personal Law, Punjab & Haryana HC had said.

SC ends 30-yr feud over Rs 20,000 cr royal properties, Faridkot princesses to get lion’s share

SC upheld Punjab & Haryana HC's verdict that the will of Maharaja Harinder Singh Brar, the last ruler of Faridkot, was 'forged, fictitious and shrouded in suspicious circumstances'.

Muslim girl over 16 yrs of age can marry a man of her choice, rules Punjab and Haryana HC

Justice Jasjit Singh Bedi passed an order in favour of a Muslim couple aged 16 and 21 years, seeking protection from their families under Article 21 of the Constitution.

Arrested for texting I’m a ‘straight shooter’. 3 yrs later, HC says don’t take it literally

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has quashed a criminal case against a technocrat, clarifying that 'slang language' terms are not 'threatening'.

HC cites Panchatantra, stays ex-Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini arrest in all cases until Feb 2022

Friday’s order was passed on a petition Saini had filed in 2018, demanding transfer of any matter registered against him to the CBI or any other independent agency outside Punjab.

Extra-marital affair of woman no ground to deny custody of child, Punjab & Haryana HC says

The court's order came following a petition filed by a woman seeking custody of her four-and half-year-old daughter from her estranged husband who is an Australian citizen.

Live-in-relationships morally, socially unacceptable — Punjab and Haryana HC

A runaway couple, seeking protection, had filed a petition stating that they were residing together and intended to get married soon, which the high court dismissed.

HC asks if a reporter is ‘perpetuator’ of hate speech if he shares such video on social media

Punjab and Haryana High Court was hearing a case of alleged hate speech against lawyer Amit Ghai whose video was uploaded on social media by a journalist.

Sidhu an opportunist, met Kejriwal, is likely to join AAP — Punjab CM Amarinder’s fresh attack

CM Amarinder Singh told a Punjabi channel it is clear Navjot Singh Sidhu will contest from Patiala against him in the next year’s polls. Sidhu is yet to respond to the fresh attack.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.