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Legal Principle: ‘ Audi Alteram Partem’ is a Latin Phrase Which Means ‘Hear the Other Side’. It is the Principle that No Person Should Be Judged Without a Fair Hearing. Fact Situation: - Legal Reasoning

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Legal Principle: ‘ Audi alteram partem’ is a Latin phrase which means ‘hear the other side’. It is the principle that no person should be judged without a fair hearing.

Fact Situation: Sanjay, in Delhi, is accused of theft and brought before the Court. The magistrate discovers that Sanjay is mute.

Which of the following statements is the most appropriate in relation to the legal principle stated above?

Options

  • The principle is not applicable to Sanjay since he is mute.

  • The principle is applicable to Sanjay even though he cannot speak since he can be asked to write down his defence.

  • The Magistrate has to take all measures to understand what Sanjay has to convey about the accusation against him.

  • Since it is a Latin principle it is not applicable in India.

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Solution

The Magistrate has to take all measures to understand what Sanjay has to convey about the accusation against him.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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