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Tamil everywhere, Tamil in everything

Don’t we hear the echo of this chant? A section of lawyers has declared that till the Governor formally announces that Tamil will be an associate language in the High Court, they would persist with their boycott of the courts. Accordingly the lawyers in Madurai have boycotted the courts more...

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Poll Related Cases -Solution?

The political parties have entered the fray to prepare for the 2014 Parliamentary elections. But the Election petitions in respect of 2009 elections are still dragging on. The Order in a case against Veldurai elected in the 2006 election from Cheranmahadevi came out only when he was campaigning for the...

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Moth-Eaten Debate On Outsider Presence

A High Court judge has chosen to tender a suggestion to the government to amend the Trade Union law to prohibit outsiders from assuming leadership in Trade Unions. It is indeed surprising that the judge has volunteered this opinion even though the central and State governments were not parties to...

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Ambulance Chasers

Last week, in a wrangle over the sharing of the compensation awarded in a case of a motor vehicle accident in Karur, even the proceedings of the court in Karur were affected. The affected person and his lawyer belong to Dindigul. The party had filed a case for compensation before...

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A Torture Called Stamp Paper

At the mention of Stamp Paper Fraud the name of Abdul Karim Telgi comes to our mind. He is now in a Karnataka prison. It was said that he had printed and sold fake stamp paper worth rupees two thousand crores. The history of stamp paper/stamps is interesting. They are...

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Law, A Dark Room

The arrest of two law college students in Tirunelveli on a charge of theft is indeed shocking news. The news of the past two months concerning the students of different Law Colleges in Tamil Nadu is alarming. A Law College student is murdered in Tirunelveli in a land dispute. A...

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No Standees ! – Mayandi!

The pictures of college students dancing on the roofs of buses under the guise of ‘Bus Day’ are seen ever so often in the newspapers. It is not clear what attempts have been made by the government to implement the orders of the High Court on a Public Interest Litigation...

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Who Is My Lawyer?

The boundaries of the growing Chennai Metropolis are expanding and its population has crossed ten million. A question always rises in the minds of the Chennaiites as to whom they should approach when they encounter legal problems. It has been clarified in the Advocates Act, 1961 that no one without...

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Disabled In Traffic Accidents

There was a recent news item about two bus drivers dying of sudden heart attack while driving the vehicles. Thanks to the presence of mind and the efforts of the drivers, the lives of passengers were saved. Airline pilots are allowed to operate the aircrafts only after medical and alcoholic...

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Lamenting as a Debtor

Tamil Poet Arunachala Kavirayar has this line in a lyric: ‘Woebegone was the king of Lanka Like the lament in heart of a debtor’  Those who owe money to the banks suffer no such heartpangs these days. The banks involved in the collection of overdue amounts do not tell the...

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