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Plea for District-based recognition of minorities; untenable by law, says Supreme Court Bench.

Written by Vidisha Mathur In the ongoing case of Devkindan Thakur Ji v Union of India and Others, the petitioner has challenged the religion-based classification of minorities, calling for a district-wise recognition of minorities to get a truer picture. Advocate Ashutosh Dubey, in his plea, has questioned the constitutionality of the provisos of the National Commission for Minorities Act of […]

Kite-flying is part of our culture and heritage, can’t pass orders banning it: Delhi High Court.

Written By- Pretika Tiwari [Sanser Pal Singh v Union of India and Ors.] The Delhi High Court had recently observed that the Court could not impose an order prohibiting kite flying because it is a part of our culture and tradition. However, the bench comprising of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad stated that the use of […]

Attorney General K.K. Venugopal writes a letter to SC; Issues regarding the Maharashtra Waqf Case.

Written by Vidisha Mathur K.K. Venugopal, Advocate General of India, sought adjournment in the case until he recuperates from the symptoms of COVID 19, through a letter to the Secretary General of the Supreme Court. He writes in that letter that someone sincerely wishes to assure him that he does not argue the Mumbai Waqf Case. K.K. Venugopal had already […]

SC grants Zee News producer protection from arrest in FIR’s over broadcasting doctored video of Rahul Gandhi

@newsdesk_slcp Narinder Singh v. UOI Narinder Singh has been granted interim protection arrest based on the FIR filed in the matter of airing of fabricated video of Rahul Gandhi’s speech. Three FIRs were registered against the petitioner including Jaipur, Rajasthan, Raipur and Noida by Zee news.The complainant prayed to investigate and take appropriate actions towards the petitioner. The bench allowed […]

Sex workers are entitled to all rights available to citizens but cannot claim special treatment for violating the law: Delhi High Court.

Written By- Pretika Tiwari [Sarika v. State of NCT of Delhi & Ors.] The single-judge bench of the Delhi High Court, while refusing to grant interim bail to a sex worker, had observed that even though sex workers are entitled to the same rights as other citizens at the same time, they can be held liable if they violate the […]

Electricity Amendment Bill faces strong opposition in Lok Sabha

Written by Vidisha Mathur The Electricity Amendment Bill of 2022 was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, amidst unwavering contempt against it. The bill enables the entry of private organizations into the power distribution business and has been referred to the parliamentary standing committee.  The opposition parties, namely Congress, Left Party, TMC, and DMK claimed that the bill violated the […]

Mere use of words ‘Arbitration’ or ‘Arbitrator’ in a clause won’t make it Arbitration Agreement: Supreme Court.

Written By- Pretika Tiwari [Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. v. IVRCL AMR Joint Venture] The bench of justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna observed that a party’s decision and responsibility to submit a matter to arbitration must be disclosed in an arbitration agreement. It was emphasized that if a clause calls for or anticipates additional or new consent from the parties before […]

[Virtual hearings as fundamental right] Supreme Court allows impleadment of all High Courts that stopped hybrid hearings.

Written By- Pretika Tiwari [All India Association of Jurists vs Uttarakhand High Court and Ors.] The Supreme Court, on Monday, granted the impleadment applications to make all those High Courts, which have stopped entertaining requests for virtual hearings, a party to the issue before the top court in the case which seeks for a declaration of ‘virtual hearing as a […]

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