Constitutional Legitimacy must supersede all religious beliefs; SC

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 in the case of Adi Saiva Sivachariyargal Nala Sangam Vs. Government of Tamil Nadu held that the constitutional legitimacy, naturally, must supersede all religious beliefs or practices. A bench comprising of RANJAN GOGOI and N.V. RAMANA JJ. observed that the requirement of […]

Selection Procedure of Melsanthies of Sabarimala Sannidhanam & Malikappuram Temples

The selection procedure for appointments of Melsanthies of Sabarimala Sannidhanam and Malikappuram temples was an issue which went up to the Honourable Supreme Court of India, when a challenge was carried against earlier orders issued by this Court. Melsanthies of Sabarimala The Honourable Supreme Court referred that issue for mediation […]

Hindu Law Principles and Joint Hindu Family Property

Article 212 of Principle of Hindu Law by Mulla identifies joint Hindu Family and suggests constitution of joint Hindu Family consisting of all persons lineally descendants from common ancestor and includes their wife and unmarried daughters. It has further been held that joint and undivided family is the normal condition […]

Whether Veluthedathu Nair is a Nair Savarna Hindu

The Kerala High Court on Friday, 10 July 2015 in a judgment titled ‘V.M. Sasi Vs. Kishore‘ has held that “the petitioner belongs to the sub-sect of ‘ Veluthedath Nair ‘ is, no doubt, a ‘Nair’ for all practical purposes and therefore, he cannot be treated as an ‘Avarna Hindu’. […]

Whether Sabarimala ‘Makarajyothi’ is a divine or super human miracle or only man-made

The Kerala High Court on 25.04.2011 in Sreeni Pattathanam Vs. State of Kerala, 2011 (3) KLT 257 : 2011 (3) KLJ 214 : ILR 2011 (3) Ker. 234 : 2011 (3) KHC 33 reiterated that “whether Makarajyothi is a natural one or not, it is not the duty of the Court to go into such matters […]