Madurai Bench

Freedom fighters’ widows victims of red tape: HC

The court then directed the Union government to grant pension to freedom fighter M Muthaiya’s wife M Sornam of Thanjavur within three months.

published on : 24th January 2022

Family of road accident victim gets relief after 14-year battle

Justice S Ananthi passed the order while dismissing an appeal filed by the insurance company in 2011 challenging the Tribunal’s decision.

published on : 24th January 2022

Parents of Thanjavur girl record statement in court

The statements were presented before the Judicial Magistrate III Judge C Bharathi on Thanjavur integrated court campus on Sunday.

published on : 24th January 2022

HC orders to release Lankan woman from prison

Justice GR Swaminathan passed the order on the petition filed by the woman, S Kasturi of Mullivalai in Sri Lanka.

published on : 18th December 2021

CBI to investigate TNPSC exam scam

The judges, however, had orally questioned the TNPSC as to why the examination conducted in the two centres where the malpractice is said to have taken place was not cancelled. 

published on : 15th December 2021

Madras HC slaps petitioner with Rs 1.5 lakhs cost for wanting to declare Covid restrictions unconstitutional

The Judges opined that the petitioner is a busybody and approached the Court only for the sake of publicity and also warned him that he cannot waste the Court time by filing such frivolous petitions.

published on : 7th December 2021

Madras HC quashes Vanniyars internal reservation; calls it unconstitutional

The Bench discussed if the State has power to provide reservation based on caste without any quantifiable data on population socio-educational status and representation of the backward classes.

published on : 1st November 2021

Madurai bench quashes cases against two anti-Sterlite protesters

A speech can be held to be an offence, when it is capable of inciting imminent lawless act, the top court had observed. 

published on : 23rd September 2021

FIR against youth for lockdown violation quashed

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court quashed an FIR filed against youth who couldn't obtain a passport due to the case against him for violating Covid-19 curfew.

published on : 21st September 2021

Victim's failure to resist sexual assault the first time amounts to pre-consent, says judge

The woman aged 19 lodged a sexual assault complaint and the man was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment in 2016. However, Justice Pongiappan set aside the conviction recently.

published on : 28th August 2021

HC asks Culture Ministry and ASI to transfer estampages of Tamil inscriptions from Mysore to Chennai

Further directions were issued to the ASI to appoint a required number of epigraphists and other officials according to the number of inscriptions in each language.

published on : 19th August 2021

Madurai bench castigates police for failing to assist court

Though the court directed the police inspector concerned and subsequently the DSP and SP to appear before the court, through virtual hearing, none of them appeared.

published on : 16th August 2021

Will respond to Union govt's proposal after board meet of AIIMS Madurai: TN to HC

A status report on the outcome of the institute board's meeting should be filed in the next hearing, the judges added.

published on : 8th July 2021

Indian women with disabilities face double discrimination: Madras HC

The court made the observations while dismissing an appeal filed by three persons challenging the seven years imprisonment awarded to them by a lower court in 2016 for attempting to rape a widow.

published on : 5th July 2021
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