Category Archives: Landmark Judgements

“The law is what is read, not what is written.”- Donald Kingsbury

The landmark judgements allow us to understand the correct interpretation of the laws. We at Legal Bites provide you with the latest judgements on various issues to keep you up to date with the latest issues, views and opinions affecting the legal world.

Case Summary: Maneka Gandhi v Union of India (1978)

This case summary attempts to analyse the judgement of the Supreme Court in the historical decision of Maneka Gandhi v Union of India reported in AIR 1978 SC 597 which expanded the scope of Article 21 of the Constitution and changed the face of Indian polity and law. This case is regarded as one of the best judgements……...

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Case Summary: Air India v Nargesh Meerza, AIR 1981 SC 1829

In the case of Air India air hostesses, the Supreme Court ruling has attracted opprobrium for being retrograde and discriminatory. It disagrees with and overrules a Bombay High Court decision that, relative to their male counterparts at 58, the retirement age of air hostesses at 50 is sexist. The critique, prima facie, seems warranted. The question is whether……...

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Case Summary: Rudul Sah v State of Bihar & Anr (1983)

This case summary is an attempt to analyse the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court in the case of Rudul Sah v State of Bihar & Anr reported in 1983 AIR 1086 which is crucial in the development of compensatory jurisprudence in case of violation of fundamental rights. I. Introduction Delivered by Chief Justice Chandrachud on 1st August……...

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Case Summary: Bachan Singh v State of Punjab (1980)

This case summary attempts to analyse the landmark judgement of the Supreme Court in the case of Bachan Singh v State of Punjab reported in (1980) 2 SCC 684 regarding the constitutionality of the death penalty as a form of punishment, the principle laid down in the case and its relevance in the present society. I. Introduction The……...

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Case Summary: ADM Jabalpur v. Shivkant Shukla, (Habeas Corpus Case), AIR 1976 SC 1207

ADM Jabalpur v. Shivkant Shukla: In Indian democracy, the 1975 Emergency is perceived by many to be one of the worst days. Fundamental rights were stripped away for personal political gains and the Union Government functioned according to its own whims and fancies. When the judiciary was called upon to adjudicate this critical matter, the case of Additional……...

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Case Summary: Mukesh Kumar And Anr v. State of Uttarakhand And Ors. (2020)

The reservation policy in India has been the subject of various legal battles and court cases. Mukesh Kumar And Anr v. State of Uttarakhand And Ors is one such well-known case. Yugandhra SR  explicates the details of this case. I. Introduction In the democracy of India, reservation has always played one of the most pivotal roles for both……...

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Landmark Judgements On Gender Equality: The Practical Reality

The judgements on gender equality discussed in this article provide an insight into the dynamic and forward-thinking approach of the judiciary which manifest their humanitarian outlook towards sensitive issues. Landmark Judgements On Gender Equality: The Practical Reality | Overview Introduction of Human Rights Landmark Judgements On Gender Equality Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan Air India v. Nargesh Meerza……...

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Case Study: Flywheel Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd. v. M/s. Hinduja Leyland Finance Ltd. & Ors. [2020]

Setting The Frame The present case deals with the situation where a vendor seized the lent trucks of the borrower [Flywheel Logistics Solutions] due to non-payment of instalment of hire amount. However, no requisite procedures were followed and even the arbitration proceedings were a sham. This case is an appropriate example of Darwin’s theory of survival where big……...

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Case Study: Republic of Nicaragua v United States of America (1986)

I. Overview of the Case The Republic of Nicaragua v United States of America case was decided in 1986 and came as a huge shock to the United States government since it failed to convince the ICJ that it lacked jurisdiction. The case is known for an attack on sovereignty, American dominance and expands the concept of the……...

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Case Study: R.C. Poudyal v. Union of India [AIR 1993 SC 1804]

The Supreme Court (‘SC’) judgment in R.C. Poudyal v. Union of India (‘R.C. Poudyal’) finally settled the question of the constitutional legitimacy of reservation of 12 seats in the then newly constituted Sikkim Legislative Assembly, on the grounds that such reservation was in violation of Articles 15(1) and 325 of the Constitution, inter alia other contentions made. This……...

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