Kerala High Court: News

24 Sep 2018


Kerala: Rape-accused Franco Mulakkal's judicial-custody extended till October 6

Former Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the prime accused in Kerala nun rape case, has been sent to judicial custody till October 6, News18 reported. He will be lodged at Pala sub-jail.

23 Sep 2018


#BishopMulakkalCase: Protesting nun asked not to participate in church-related activities

A nun belonging to the Syro Malabar Catholic church alleged she was asked to keep away from holding catechism classes, conducting prayers, and other church-related duties after she participated in a protest by nuns in Kochi demanding the arrest of rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.

18 Sep 2018


Rape-accused Jalandhar bishop moves anticipatory bail plea in Kerala HC

Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, today filed an anticipatory bail application in the Kerala High Court, claiming that the allegations against him were a "cooked up" story to "wreak vengeance".

15 Sep 2018


Kerala nun case: Rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal steps down

In a recent turn of events, Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun multiple times, has stepped down as Bishop of the Jalandhar Diocese.

13 Sep 2018


Kerala nun rape case: Hearing on September 24

In the latest development in the alleged rape case of a nun by the bishop, its hearing has been posted to September 24, ANI reports.

12 Sep 2018


Kerala Nun rape case: Police summons accused Bishop Mulakkal

In the latest development in the alleged rape case of a nun by Bishop Franco Mulakkal, the Kerala police have summoned him and asked him to appear on September 19.

06 Aug 2018


Kerala: Drunk priest threatens to plant bomb at President's event

A temple priest was arrested for threatening to plant a bomb at St. Thomas College in Kerala's Thrissur, where President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to attend a function tomorrow.

Three new HC judges, including Justice Joseph, join Supreme Court

Three high court judges were today appointed to the Supreme Court, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25.

23 Jul 2018


Favoring eloped couple, Kerala HC says 'love is blind'. Respect!

Setting aside a college order that expelled a couple for eloping, the Kerala High Court recently said, "Love is blind and an innate humane instinct."

18 Jul 2018


Kerala: Rape-survivor, accused falsely, represents self in court, wins

In a show of courage, a 30-year-old rape survivor fought her own case and the Kerala High Court ruled in her favor.

12 Jul 2018


Kerala: Rape accused priest surrenders to Crime Branch in Kollam

One of the three Malankara Syrian Orthodox priests, accused of sexually abusing a woman, today surrendered before the police in Kerala's Kollam.

23 Jun 2018


Magazine featuring breastfeeding woman not vulgar, Kerala HC rules

Like beauty, obscenity also lies in the beholder's eyes, said Kerala High Court while refusing to term the picture of a woman breastfeeding her baby on a magazine cover as 'vulgar'.

Kerala HC refuses to separate teen couple in a live-in

In a landmark verdict, Kerala High Court today declined to separate an 18-year-old boy and 19-year-old girl who were in a live-in relationship, saying it cannot close its eyes to the fact that such relationships have become rampant in society.

01 Jun 2018


After Nipah patients die, Kerala hospital staff sent on leave

Several staffers, including four doctors and nurses of a hospital in Balussery in Kerala have been asked to go on leave for a week from today as a precautionary measure, after the death of two people being treated for Nipah virus, officials said.

23 May 2018


Mumbai-girl takes college to court after being barred for hijab

A first-year homoeopathy student has approached the Bombay HC after her college disallowed her to write exams due to poor attendance.

17 May 2018


Kerala HC: Talking on phone while driving not against law

On Wednesday, the Kerala High Court ruled that talking on phone while driving wasn't an offense unless it could be established that the driver's act endangered lives.

07 May 2018


Daughter confined for two-years by mother for having Muslim-boyfriend, rescued

A 24-year-old Kerala woman, Anjali Prakash, was rescued on May 1 from a rented house in Mangaluru, where her mother, Vineetha, confined her for two years for allegedly having an affair with a Muslim youth.

07 May 2018


Unmarried adult-couples can stay together, SC rules. But, can they?

The Supreme Court ruled, on Sunday, that adult couples can stay together without getting married.

'Love-jihad': After long battle, Shafin-Hadiya win case, SC upholds marriage

In a major win for individual rights, the SC has upheld the controversial marriage of Shafin and Hadiya, Kerala's "love jihad" couple, setting aside an annulment by the HC.

23 Feb 2018


Kerala High Court dismisses petition against Cardinal Alencherry

The Kerala High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking police investigation against the head of Syro-Malabar Church Cardinal, George Alencherry and three others over alleged irregularities in land deals involving the church, causing huge loss.

#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cannot examine the marital status of Hadiya, whose marriage to Shafin Jahan became infamous as the Kerala "love jihad" case.

11 Jan 2018


Indu Malhotra: First woman lawyer to directly become SC judge

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra has made history.

11 Jan 2018


Kerala woman forcibly converted, trapped as sex slave for IS

Two persons have been arrested in Kerala for allegedly forcing a 24-year-old woman to convert and planning to take her to Syria as a 'sex slave' for IS terrorists.

20 Dec 2017


Thiruvananthapuram: Students expelled over "friendly hug"! Back to medieval times?

In a shocking incident, a girl and a boy -students of a leading private school in Thiruvananthapuram- have been expelled for hugging in public, sparking a debate on discipline and morality across Kerala.

04 Dec 2017


Shafin-Hadiya, with alleged ISIS connections, lied about how they met?

The claims of Shafin Jahan and Hadiya, Kerala's 'love jihad' couple, have been thrown into doubt with the NIA's recent findings.

Not free yet, haven't been able to meet husband: Hadiya

Two days after proclaiming that she wants to be with her husband, 25-year-old Hadiya says she still isn't free as she hasn't been able to meet Shafin Jahan, her husband, yet.

'Love jihad': Hadiya chooses husband, SC makes her dean 'guardian'

Twenty-five-year-old Hadiya of Kerala's 'love jihad' case has finally spoken in court. She said she wants to go back to Shafin Jahan, her husband, and continue her education.

#LoveJihad: I am Muslim, want to live with husband-Hadiya

Ahead of her appearance at the Supreme Court on Monday, Hadiya told reporters at the Cochin Airport that she converted to Islam out of her own free will and wanted to live with her husband, Shefin Jahan.

15 Nov 2017


Following land grab charges, Kerala minister Thomas Chandy resigns

Kerala's transport minister Thomas Chandy has resigned from the CM Pinarayi Vijayan-led government. He is the third minister to resign from the Left Democratic Front government in the last 17 months.

02 Nov 2017


Rajasthan HC raps police for not heeding 'love jihad' complaint

The Rajasthan HC has rapped the state police for not heeding an alleged case of 'love jihad' and refusing to file an FIR.

20 Oct 2017


Not all interfaith marriages are 'love jihad', rules Kerala HC

After annulling the marriage of a Hindu woman and a Muslim man calling it 'love jihad', the Kerala HC has said not all interfaith marriages can be termed so.

30 Jul 2017

Vijay Goel

Honour court's directive on Chitra: Vijay Goel to AFI

Sports minister Vijay Goel asked the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) to honour Kerala High Court's directive to include Asia's 1500 metre gold medallist PU Chitra in India's squad for next month's World Athletics Championships in London.

26 Apr 2017


Provide reservation for economically disadvantaged: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday made a case for allowing 25% reservation for economically disadvantaged sections.

ISRO scientist's final attempt at justice

Former ISRO scientist SN Narayanan was wrongfully accused of being involved in a sex-spy scandal in the mid-90s.

19 Jan 2017


Consumption of alcohol, not a fundamental right: Kerala HC

Upholding the liquor policy adopted by the previous UDF government, the Kerala High Court ruled that alcohol consumption is not a fundamental right.

Markandey Katju faces Contempt of Court charges

On Friday, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju was charged with 'Contempt of Court' due to his opinion of the judgment in the 2011 Soumya rape and murder case.