SJ MUKHOPADHAYA

  • Sharmila Tagore calls SC verdict on homosexuality shameful December 13, 2013

    Agra: Veteran actress and former Indian Film Censor Board chief Sharmila Tagore has described the Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality as "shameful". The SC on Wednesday had upheld the constitutional validity of the penal provision making gay sex a punishable offence. A bench of justices G S Singhvi and...
  • For conviction in dowry death, establish cruelty first: Supreme Court March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said that for seeking the conviction of a person accused of causing dowry death, the prosecution has to produce evidence that establishes that the demand for dowry was coupled with acts of harassment and cruelty. For the court to draw the presumption that the accused...
  • No quota benefits after conversion: High Court March 7, 2011

    Gandhinagar: The Gujarat High Court has rejected a plea filed by a converted Christian seeking access to benefits extended to him earlier as a Scheduled Caste Hindu. While a state government panel held that he had converted, the petitioner denied doing so and challenged the cancellation of a Scheduled Castes certificate...