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1. Speaking at the event organised by the International Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Hyderabad, the Chief Justice of India, NV Ramana, said that the option of going to the court must be the last resort. The most important tool for resolving any dispute is the right attitude. Arbitration, conciliation and mediation are best efforts at restoring a relationship.


2. The Supreme Court in Sunil Todi vs the State of Gujarat held that section 202(2) of CrPC does not apply to the complaints made under section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act concerning the examination of witnesses on oath.


3. The Supreme Court in Budhadev Karmaskar vs State of West Bengal and Ors said that the right to food, clothing and shelter falls within the ambit of Article 21 of the Constitution. It is the constitutional mandate of all the States and Union Territories to ensure the distribution of a minimum quantity of dry ration to the sex workers without insisting them to produce ration cards for the same as it would be difficult for them to produce any identity proof.


4. The Supreme Court of India in Union of India vs Mudrika Singh held that to uphold the mechanism of the acts such as sexual harassment at the workplace, the courts need to interpret the service rules and laws governing sexual harassment at the workplace that it renders justice to all. The service rules should not be interpreted in a hypertechnical manner.

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