Civil Law

How to tackle imminent danger posed by stray dogs

I am living in Thane City. In my housing complex, there are stray dogs around 10-12. two of the stray dogs are always biting people out of sudden without any warning. They also charge people who are jogging, delivery guys and kids playing. What we can do to remove the only dogs which are biting people. 6 incidents have been recorded in the last two months for the same dog biting people. What we can do to take dogs away from the society complex. A number of people do not want that dog to be in our complex because it bites their kids. Dog feeding complexes have dedicated places to feed stray dogs yet people are feeding them at the entrance of society buildings or other areas where kids play. Can we charge them for not feeding dogs at assigned places? We are not against feeding but people should obey rules to feed the dog at dedicated places assigned for this task. if we stop them then they are blaming us as if we are opposing them from feeding.

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Passport granting officer refused the certified copy of the order and demanding NOC from the court

I was issued a short validity passport valid for five years by a court order in 2021 due to an ongoing criminal case. However, my court case was disposed of and closed in October 2023. I possess a copy of the disposal order for my court case, and I have no pending cases against me in any court of law. I wish to renew my short validity passport to a full ten-year passport.
When I went to apply for my passport renewal, the passport granting officer asked me to bring a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the court, and my application was put on hold. I informed the granting officer that my case has been disposed of and no case is pending against me in any court. I even presented a certified copy of the disposal order, but the officer refused to accept my application. Subsequently, I went to the session court to obtain the NOC. However, the judge refused to provide the NOC, stating that the court does not issue NOCs for disposed cases. I seek your advice on whether I should approach the High Court regarding this matter.

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School authorities are creating a private nuisance

I have been living in a residential area for more than 17 years. There is a school behind our house, and it does not have any wall connecting to our house. Recently, they have constructed a horse shed without any wall, using iron pillars. Now, I am unable to sleep in my bedrooms due to the horses kicking on my wall and the noises they create. Additionally, I am unable to use my rooftop because of the foul smell generated by their excreta. The condition of my wall is deteriorating due to this shed. I had previously approached the SDM office, but the opposing party allegedly bribed the official. What legal remedy should I pursue against the school authorities?

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Unfair trade practice adopted by carpenter

After nearly five months, the carpenter referred to has consistently failed to complete the work on time as initially promised. Despite releasing funds in accordance with the work and timeframe, the carpenter has offered constant excuses and explanations for the delays. Furthermore, there have been issues with materials being delivered late. After waiting patiently for an extended period and having multiple follow-up attempts, the carpenter is now introducing false additional charges and harassing the client, even though 90% of the quoted amount has already been paid.

The work was not supervised adequately, and there was no dedicated supervisor overseeing the project. Inspections were infrequent, typically occurring once every two weeks or even a month, and the client had to repeatedly contact the carpenter for progress updates. To address this situation, guidance on appropriate actions to take is requested.

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Submit your passport application and required documents at your nearest Passport Seva Kendra

I have had a passport since 2005, but it expired in 2018. Around that time, I applied for its renewal. However, due to pending legal cases, I was unable to renew it. The cases were closed in February 2023, so I applied for a fresh passport. Everything went well with my application, including police verification. I provided the relevant court orders.

Finally, I received an objection letter stating that I must bring the original case documents in person to the Regional Passport Officer in Vijayawada, which is located in Vishakhapatnam. Given that the distance is quite far from my location, approximately 700 kms, I am seeking your suggestions for a solution.

I also sent an email explaining that if my personal attendance is required, I can attend the Passport Seva Kendra in Kurnool, which is much closer to me. Thank you.

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Tenant has made substantial changes in premises without permission of landlord

I am writing to seek your professional advice regarding a situation I am facing with my tenant. Over the past three years, my tenant has not paid rent, and I am concerned about the legal steps I can take to address this issue. Can I terminate the rent agreement based on this non-payment?

Additionally, I recently discovered that the tenant has undertaken significant alterations to the property without my knowledge or consent. This includes filling a large cavity, which seems to have resulted from his negligence. He has also installed an extra bathroom, toilet, and kitchen on the premises without obtaining proper authorization. It appears that he neglected to properly fill the trenches used to lay sewerage and water lines, leading to structural damage such as cracks in the walls and ceiling. He has written that he has spent on filling up the cavity but has not given details of expenses. However, he is trying to link it with non-payment of rent.

Given these circumstances, the tenant is now requesting extensive repairs to the property. I would like to mention that the tenant is 90 years old, and all of his sons have their own residences. It seems that he intends for his grandson to continue residing in the property as a tenant.

I would greatly appreciate your guidance on the legal options available to me in this situation. Your expertise and advice will be invaluable in helping me navigate this complex matter.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

P.S. How can I send the rent agreement cum compromise?

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NOC from government for taking admission in foreign university

I am a govt servant and currently in a process of making applications to numerous foreign universities  for a PhD program.  I asked my organization for a general NOC applicable to all universities. They denied and asked me to mention the name of the university to which I am applying.  As currently I am in a process of making applications and my admission is not yet confirmed. I cannot mention a list of 10-50 universities in my application.  Kindly help me write an appeal / application for issuance of a general NOC.

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Who can sign a will as a witness?

Who can sign a will as a witness? Sir, my late father (Hindu by religion) executed a registered will for which my wife signed as one of witness, since my father asked her to do so, because other witness couldn’t come due to out of station. Someone told me that my share in the will, will be void and forfeited. However, one of my friends saying it is not true in case of a Hindi will, please clarify.

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Father having illegal relations with my paternal aunt

My father is having illegal relations with my paternal aunt. They have discretely registered their marriage after my mother demise. I am the only daughter of my father and now married. My father is reluctant to give my educational certificates. Can i have the share in property in future? Can i avail the benefits of family pension scheme? My aunt has 3 children from first marriage, can i suspend pension of my stepmom in future?

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