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 Analysis of Chacko v Mahadevan (2007)

This case analysis of Chacko v Mahadevan [AIR 2007 SC 2967] is written by Siya Jindal and presents a critical analysis of the said case law. I. Law Points 1. Section 12(b) of the Indian contract act which says:[1] Contract with a drunkard is void. Partial or ordinary drunkenness is not sufficient ground to treat the contract as void.… Read More »

Shreya Singhal v Union of India: Case Comment

This case comment on “Shreya Singhal v Union of India[1]“ prepared by Eshanee Bhattacharya is one of the landmark cases where the Supreme Court of India laid down emphasis on the freedom of speech and expression[2]. The judgement struck down Section 66-A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 as violative of free speech and expression in a democratic setup.… Read More »

Bennett Coleman v. Union of India: Case Analysis

The case of Bennett Coleman v. Union of India signifies the incumbent role of the press for mustering the Indian democracy and its vibrant Constitution. The Supreme Court of India in this case held that the freedom of the press is an important facet of the fundamental right of the freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19(1)(a)… Read More »

Case Analysis: Shakti Vahini v Union of India

In the case of Shakti Vahini v Union of India, the court laid down guidelines that need to be implemented by the government for the eradication of Honour killing in India. An honour killing is the homicide of a member of a family by other members, due to the perpetrators having the belief that the victim violated the… Read More »

Case Analysis on Re: The Berubari Union, AIR 1960 SC 845

The case of Berubari Union was the Presidential Reference Under Article 143(1) of the Constitution of India, C.J. Justice Gajendragadkar delivered the unanimous opinion of the Court on the enforcement of the Indo-Pak agreement relating to the Berubari union and the exchange of enclaves submitted for consideration by a Bench consisting of eight judges headed by B.P.Sinha. This… Read More »