Takeaways from Tripura HC’s judgment prohibiting animal/bird sacrifice in temples

Last month the Tripura HC in a significant verdict (Subhas Bhattacharjee v. State of Tripura ,2019 SCC Online Tri 441) found the practice of offering sacrifice of animals in the temples of Tripura to be unconstitutional. The judgment authored by Chief Justice Karol is an addition to the catena of decisions wherein the Courts have …

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Is Facebook friendship, a ground to seek a Judge’s Recusal in India?

[Picture credits: ABA for Law Students] Last month, the Calcutta High Court while hearing a matter witnessed the counsel for the petitioner raising an interesting plea. The counsel requested the presiding Judge i.e. Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee to recuse himself from hearing the matter, as he was a Facebook friend of the appearing counsel. Although, …

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