CLAT Sample Paper CLAT Sample Paper-2

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    Direction: A principle principles and a fact situation are given in the following questions. Decide only on the basis of the principle.
    Principle The Supreme Court shall to the exclusion of any other court, have original jurisdiction in any dispute.
    (A) between the Government of India and one or more states or
    (B) between the Government of India and any state or states on one side and one or more other states on the other or
    (C) between two or more states if and in so far as the dispute involves any question (whether of law or fact) on which the existence or extent of a legal right depends
    Facts State of Uttar Pradesh filed a suit against Union of India before sub-court Meerut for recovery of an amount of Rs 40000 with interest and cost as damages for delayed delivery of some articles by Indian Railways.

    A)  Suit is not maintainable, since it is a dispute between the union and a state

    B)  Suit is maintain-able, since railway is not 'state'

    C)  Suit is maintainable, since it is dispute arising out of a contract between a carrier and consigned

    D)  Both 'a' and 'b'

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    Article 31 tells about original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court.

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