Analysis of Supreme Court Judgement in Hammad Ahmed vs. Abdul Majeed & Ors.

The well-known principle of interpretation of document is that one line cannot be taken out of context. It is a cumulative reading of entire document which would lead to one conclusion or the other.

The well-known principle of interpretation of document is that one line cannot be taken out of context. It is a cumulative reading of entire document which would lead to one conclusion or the other. Some of the judgments relevant for determining as to the principle of interpretation of documents are delineated hereinafter. One of the judgments relating to the interpretation of documents is Delhi Development Authority v. Durga Chand Kaushish. It was held that the meaning of the document or of a particular part of it is to be sought for in the document itself.

Judgement link : https://www.sci.gov.in/supremecourt/2018/45239/45239_2018_Judgement_03-Apr-2019.pdf