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KHURSHEED AHMAD KHAN v. STATE OF U.P. & ORS.
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

"...what was protected under Article 25 was the religious faith and not a practice which may run counter to public order, health or morality. Polygamy was not integral part of religion and monogamy was a reform within the power of the State under Article 25. This Court upheld the views of the Bombay, Gujarat and Allahabad High Courts to this effect. This Court also upheld the view of the Allahabad High Court upholding such a conduct rule. It was observed that a practice did not acquire sanction of religion simply because it was permitted. Such a practice could be regulated by law without violating Article 25..."...

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CAT orders Law Society to pay up to £230,000 costs in abuse of dominance case while first opt-out consumer damages class action fails

UK
Competition
Law Society punished for abusing dominant position in legal training market
The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has hit the Law Society with a costs order of up to £230,000 to pay an online training provider after finding it breached competition law in a ruling published this week, while the first CAT opt-out consumer class action was withdrawn.

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Bilkis Bano case: Convicted cop fails get relief from Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay the Bombay high court’s conviction of an IPS officer in the 2002 Bilkis Bano gang rape case in Gujarat. A vacation bench headed by Justice AK Sikri also declined IPS officer RS Bhagora’s request to list his appeal against the conviction verdict soon. The court refused to interfere keeping in view the gravity the offence against the convicted officer.

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