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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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High court dismisses case over high ATM fees

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Antitrust
Supreme Court dismisses case involving accusations that Visa, MasterCard illegally fixed ATM prices
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UK
Construction
Claiming damages based on extrapolated sample
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