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  • Citizens have right to feed stray dogs : Supreme Court
    In a case titled Human Foundation for People and Animals vs Animal Welfare Board of India and others, the Supreme Court on Thursday lifted a stay on the implementation of a Delhi High Court ruling holding that citizens have the right to feed street dogs and issuing directions on how to do so. The stay order issued on March 4, […]
  • Delhi HC sets aside Delhi Government’s door step ration delivery scheme
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan While setting aside the Delhi government’s scheme for doorstep delivery of ration, the Delhi High Court has observed that the decision of the Council of Ministers headed by Delhi Chief Minister to roll out the said scheme cannot be described as an Executive action taken by, or in the name of the Lieutenant Governor. The Court […]
  • Sidhu jailed for 1 year : Supreme Court
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Supreme Court enhanced the sentence of Navjot Singh Sidhu to one year imprisonment in a 1988 road rage accident in which one person by the name of Gurnam Singh had died. The Court allowed had the review petition preferred by the family of victim Gurnam Singh against its 2018 Supreme Court verdict that had […]
  • AG Perarivalan Released
    AG Perarivalan, a convict in well known case of Rajiv Gandhi Assasination has been released after 32 years of imprisonment by the Supreme court division bench comprising of Justice Nageshwar Rao and BR Gavai while invoking Article 142 of the constitution. While releasing the convict, the court took into consideration the circumstances that caused inordinate delay in deciding Perarivalan’s early […]
  • Plea in Delhi HC for livestreaming of Same – Sex Marriage Case
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan The central government has recently opposed a demand for the livestreaming of proceedings before the Delhi High Court for the case seeking legal recognition of same sex marriages. The government has contended that the matter is neither of national importance and nor does iy affect the majority population of the country. The government further contended that […]
  • Appeal in Supreme Court on Delhi HC marital rape verdict
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan An appeal has been filed in the honourable Supreme Court against the split verdict delivered by the Delhi High Court in the marital rape case. The case deals with the validity of Exception 2 of Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. The case that has been filed as an appeal is Khushboo Saifi vs […]
  • Bombay HC denies anticipatory bail to teacher who called student ‘Dharti ka bhoj’
    Maharashtra high court bench denied anticipatory bail to the chairman of an international school, booked for allegedly abetting the suicide of a class 10 student. J.Vinay Joshi while hearing the case said that “teachers can reprimand students but not in a language that could shatter their tender minds.” In the following case the chairman of the school is held because […]
  • SC refuses plea to reduce qualifying percentile for NEET – BDS 2021
    Recently, In a case titled Kunal & Ors v Union of India & Ors, The Supreme Court turned down a petition that sought to lower the qualifying percentile for admission to Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programmes based on the NEET-BDS 2021 exam. The Supreme Court had already ordered the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to explore lowering […]
  • Indrani Mukerjea makes bail : SC
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Supreme Court granted bail to Indrani Mukerjea in the case alleging the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, considering the fact that she has been under custody for 6.5 years, and that the trial is not likely to complete soon. Apart from the conditions to be imposed by the Trial Court, the Apex Court […]
  • Delhi High Court’s Split verdict on Marital Rape opens up Substantial question of law for Apex Court
    Written by: Neha Virmani Quorum of two judge bench of Delhi HC comprising of Justices Harishankar and Rajiv Shakdher while hearing a batch of petition over the complicated issue pertaining to Section 375 Exceptions which talk about “Martial Rape”, had a split verdict and thus, they opened the case for appeal to Apex Court on the bases of “involvement of […]
  • Google encashing on goodwill of trademark owners: Delhi High Court
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan The Delhi High Court in the case of MakeMyTrip India Pvt Ltd v. Booking.com BV and Ors expressed a prima facie view that the use of a registered mark like ‘MakeMyTrip’ as a keyword on Google Ads by a competitor in this case Booking.com would amount to trademark infringement under intellectual property law.  The bench comprised Justice Prathiba M Singh. It […]
  • Government acting like a private party: Delhi High Court
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan The Delhi High court in the case of Rakesh Kumar Dohare v. Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Ors. Said that the actions of the central government in the court do not resemble a ‘fair litigant’ but a private party. This was noted in a contempt case relating to non payment of benefits to Armed Forces personel.  The […]
  • Delhi High Court Refuses a Plea filed by DU Students challenging the decision to hold Offline Exams
    Written by: Neha Virmani The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to entertain a petition by a bunch of Delhi University students challenging the university’s decision to conduct semester exams in offline mode.The bench of Justice Rekha Palli said that it is not the right time to pass any orders on the matter and asked the students to approach the court again if […]
  • Attorney General differs from Government, says guidelines needed to prevent misuse of sedition law
    By Arshita Anand KK Venugopal, India’s Attorney General, told the Supreme Court on Thursday that Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises sedition, does not need to be repealed, and that guidelines can be drafted to prevent misuse of the law. The AG stated that the 1962 Kedar Nath judgement, which upheld Section 124A by reading it down, […]
  • Juveniles in crimes are society’s victims
    By Arshita Anand The Madras High Court has ruled that juvenile offenders must be offered specific reformative treatment as prescribed by the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, rather than being dealt with in a merely punitive manner. Children in confrontation with the law should be regarded as children in difficult situations, according to Justice AD Jagadish Chandira, […]
  • Life Imprisonment without remission does not impair the right to seek furlough: SC
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, The Supreme Court in the case of Atbir v State of NCT of Delhi decided that even if a person has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the right to seek remission, the right to seek furlough based on good conduct will not be foreclosed.  The division bench comprising of Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Aniruddha Bose held that even if a prisoner is […]
  • Women’s character cannot be decided by people with ostrich minds : Chattisgarh HC
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Chhattisgarh High Court in the case of Deepa Nayak v. Pitamber Nai held that if a wife doesn’t squeeze into the mould as per the desire of husband, it would not be a decisive factor for her to lose the custody of her child.  With this, the Court set aside an order of the Family […]
  • Decriminalization is a more humane way of dealing with attempt to suicide
    By Arshita Anand [Simi CN v. State of Kerala] The Kerala High Court has ruled that decriminalising the charge of attempting suicide under Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) is a more humanitarian and effective approach of dealing with the issue. Instead of criminalising the act, Justice K Haripal believes that providing sociological and psychological help to people […]
  • Include Non – Veg in midday meals and continue functioning of dairy farms in Lakshadweep: SC continues Kerala HC interim order
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the honorable Supreme Court in the case of Ajmal Ahmed versus Union of India and others directed the Lakshadweep administration to continue the application of the interim order passed by the Kerala High Court which directed the administration to include non-vegetarian food items: meat and chicken, in the midday meals for school children and also […]
  • Nature declared as ‘Living Being’ : Madras HC
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan The Madras High Court in the case of A. Periyakaruppan v. The Principal Secretary to Government and Another invoked the “parens patriae jurisdiction” and declared “Mother Nature” as a “Living Being”, having a legal entity and having the status of a legal person, with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of an l living person, to […]
  • Law Presumes in favor of Marriage, against Marriage: Chattisgarh HC
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Yesterday, the Chhattisgarh High Court in the case of Jaanki Yadav v. Gorakhnath Yada, decided, that the law presumes in favour of marriage and is against concubinage. The judgement was given by a division bench of the court, comprising Justices Goutam Bhaduri and Sanjay Agrawal. The court took note that the presumption of marriage has to […]
  • Customers in brothel can’t be prosecuted for immoral trafficking: Karnataka HC
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Karnataka High Court in the case of Babu S v. State reiterated that a customer found in a brothel cannot be prosecuted for offences of immoral trafficking.  The single bench consisting of Justice M Nagaprasanna allowed the petition, observing that the Court had consistently been of the view that a customer in a brothel cannot be hauled into […]
  • Passport Rules violative of Article 21: Delhi HC
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Delhi High court in the case of Lasya Kahli V Union Of India declared that the Passport Rules of 1980 requiring a transgender person to produce certificates of gender reassignment surgery for the issuance of a passport with declared sex were prima facie violative of Article 21 of the Constitution. A division bench consisting […]
  • Consumer Courts have the power to direct builders to give refund and compensation for failure to deliver apartments : SC
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Supreme Court in the case of Experion Developers Pvt Ltd vs Sushma Ashok Shiroor held that Consumer Courts can grant relief to flatbuyers who are aggrieved with the delay in delivery of the apartment as per the agreement. Consumer Courts have the power to direct refund and compensation to a consumer for the deficiency […]
  • Supreme Court asks states to comply with earlier order to enhance the pension of retired judges
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan The honourable Supreme Court on Tuesday in the case of All India Judges Association And Ors v. Union of India And Ors. directed all States to comply with the direction issued by it in 2012 to enhance the pension of retired judicial officers. States have been asked to submit a compliance report within 4 weeks. The direction […]
  • Father convicted under POCSO for raping daughter: Special Court
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan On Monday, a special court in Mumbai in the case of The State of Maharashtra vs Sachin Suresh Wadekar convicted and sentenced a 37-year-old man to 25 years in jail for offences under the POCSO act. This was given as he was proved guilty of raping his adolescent daughter multiple times. The state was represented by […]
  • 44th Amendment on paper for 44 years: Senior Counsel Vijay Hansaria writes to Law Minister
    The 44th amendment passed in the year 1978, contains important safeguards to prevent the abuse of the law.  Hansaria wrote to the union law minister that “The amendment, though part of the Constitution, has not been in operation for the last 44 years. I am writing this open letter to you with a fond hope that you will take urgent […]
  • Article 14 not applicable to a Will, Genuiness not dependent on fair distribution
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Supreme Court in the case of Swarnalatha vs Kalavathy noted that the exclusion of one of the natural heirs from the bequest in a Will, cannot by itself be a ground to hold that there are suspicious circumstances. The observation was made by a bench comprising Justices Hemant Gupta and V. Ramasubramanian. Advocate V. […]
  • Social media platforms should respect Fundamental Rights and taking down the account should be the last resort
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) informed the Delhi High Court that action taken by social media platforms against accounts should be proportionate to the offending content and taking down the account itself should be only the last resort.  This was submitted by the ministry in the affidavit filed in the Megha Chaubey v. Union of […]
  • 1,721 law schools in India; more than twice as many private law colleges as government Law colleges
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju revealed in Parliament that a total of 1,721 law colleges and universities are currently operating in the country.  CPI(M) Member of Parliament from the Nagapattinam constituency M Selvaraj had asked a question regarding the details of the number of law colleges and universities in the country. The reply given by the Law […]
  • High Court cannot direct regularisation of temporary employees by creating supernumerary posts
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Supreme Court in the case of State of Gujarat vs R.J. Pathan observed that a High Court cannot direct regularization of temporary employees by creating supernumerary posts. The court noted – “Such a direction to create supernumerary posts is unsustainable. Such a direction is wholly without jurisdiction”, the bench comprising Justices MR Shah and […]
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear petition by Mahatma Gandhi’s great – grandson
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, on 25 March 2022, the Supreme Court in the case of Tushar Arun Gandhi vs State of Gujarat & Ors agreed to hear a special leave petition filed by the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi in the coming week. Tushar Gandhi has moved to the Supreme Court challenging Gujarat High Court’s order dismissing his petition […]
  • Putative father has Rights to visit his minor child: Delhi High Court
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Today, the Delhi High Court in the case of Kinri Dhir v Veer Singh held that a putative father is entitled to visitation rights of a minor child and that while granting such rights, the well-being of a child is of paramount importance.  The bench comprising of Justice V Kameswar Rao observed that there is no dispute that the […]
  • Madhya Pradesh High Court refuses to quash case against advocate for advising POCSO accused
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan The Madhya Pradesh High Court in the case of Hiralal Dhurve v. The State of Madhya Pradesh and others, dismissed a revision petition filed by an advocate charged for advising his rape accused clients and the prosecutrix to hide material facts from the police and courts. The lawyer had been charged under Sections 19 and 21 […]
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    Written by Shaurya Mahajan On Tuesday, A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition has been filed in the Calcutta High Court seeking an investigation by either the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the incident of Rampurhat violence that erupted in West Bengal. Not long after the alleged murder of a Trinamool Congress deputy panchayat […]
  • DELHI HC SEEKS CENTRE’S RESPONSE ON PETITION TO DECLARE CHILD MARRIAGES VOID AB INITIO
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan Yesterday, the Delhi High Court in the case of Aisha Kumari v State of NCT of Delhi and Ors. questioned the central government in regards to its stance on a petition to declare all child marriages void-ab-initio (having no legal effect from inception). A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla […]
  • Political Parties not bound to form Internal Complaints Committee under POSH Act, 2013 : Kerala High Court
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan On Thursday, 17 March 2022, the Kerala High Court in the case of Centre for Constitutional Rights Research and Advocacy v. State of Kerala & Ors. observed that since in the case of political parties there is no employer-employee relationship among its members, they are therefore not legally liable to establish Internal Complaints Committee as per […]
  • Guardianship or love for the children…
    Written by- Preksha Jain In the case,  Irfan Ur Rahim Khan v Farha Khan it is asked whether the minor be involved in the personal law…? Minor faces pressure on him/her for this issues of his/her father and mother problem.  “If there is a conflict between the personal law to which the minor is subject and the consideration of the […]
  • ‘Hijab Not Essential Religious Practice In Islam’: Karnataka High Court
    Written By – Aishwarya A Full Bench of the High Court further held that prescription of school uniform by the State is a reasonable restriction the students’ rights under Article 25 and thus, the Government Order issued by the Karnataka government dated February 5 is not violative of their rights. The Court said that it has framed the following questions […]
  • ‘Body cremated in Absence of Parents, No arrest’: Patna High Court orders enquiry into ‘flimsy investigation’ in honor killing case
    Written by Shaurya Mahajan The Patna High Court today Umesh Kumar vs The State Of Bihar ordered an enquiry, to be conducted by the Additional Director General of Police, into the “casual” and “flimsy” investigation conducted by the Police in an honor killing case, whereby a young boy was allegedly hung to death. The bench comprising of Justice Sanjeev Prakash […]
  • Plea Challenging Bihar Mining Corp’s Move To Recruit Only CNLU Graduates As Law Officers Issued Noticed by Patna High Court
    Written By – Neha Virmani The Single Judge bench of Patna High Court comprising of Justice Bhagirath, issued a notice to Bihar State Mining Corp. to seek reply in the matter concerning the release of an arbitrary Job Notification for the post of Legal Officer in December last year; such notice has been issued after stay was issued by the […]
  • Mental Health In Central Armed Forces : Allows Ex-CAPF Members Allowed By Supreme Court of India To Make Representation To Centre
    Written By – Vihan On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear a petition in the case titled Mahabir Singh v. Union of India, asking to order all Central Armed Police Forces (“CAPFs”) to conduct detailed mental health exams of all soldiers in the Forces on a regular basis to maintain their physical and mental competence while on duty. The […]
  • JSE & DHJSE 2022 : Supreme Court Relaxes Upper-Age Limit For Age-Barred Candidates Who Were Eligible In 2020 & 2021
    Written By – Aishwarya The Court granted the relaxation for the 2022 recruitments taking into account the fact that exams were not held in 2020 and 2021. Although only the issue of upper-age limit for DJS was before the Court, it invoked the powers under Article 142 of the Constitution to extend similar upper-age limit relaxation for DHJSE as well. […]
  • FIRST NATIONAL LOK ADALAT OF 2022…
    Written by- Preksha jain The national legal service authorities (NALSA) and the leadership of Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Judge, Supreme Court of India & Executive Chairman, NALSA, organised the first ever Lok Adalat of 2022 for all across the 32 states/UTs wherein physical or digital mode. As per the data available till 4.30 PM yesterday evening,1.38 crores cases were […]
  • A PIL has been filed for the rights of the students who came back to india from ukraine during this difficult situation.
    A PIL against the honourable supreme court for the students seeking the guidelines and directions for the respect of admission and continuation of the medical course of education.  A petition was filed by advocate rana sandeep busa and dr neetu naidu. The lawyers in the plea have also sought relief for providing Medical Subject equivalency orientation program for admitting them […]
  • Equality Of Women’s Status More In Books Than In Actual Practice : Justice Indira Banerjee
    written- Preksha jain Supreme court justice judge Indira banerjee on thursday gave a virtual speech on equality of women which says that it has more status in books than in actual practice.  Justice Banerjee stated that the International Day of Women’s Judges is to create awareness and sensitise equal participation of women at all levels of judiciary.  Rather the women […]
  • Supreme Court Lauds Azim Premji For Pardoning Person Who Filed Over 70 Frivolous Cases Against Him
    Written by – Shaurya Mahajan On Saturday, 12 March 2022 the Honorable Supreme Court in the case of Azim Hasham Premji & Anr. V. India Awake For Transparency & Ors, lauded the “constructive view” taken by the ex-Wipro Chairman Azim Premji in forgiving R Subramanian, who through his companies had filed more than 70 “misconceived” cases against Mr Premji and his associate.  […]
  • The legislature cannot safeguard steps taken under an unconstitutional law by implementing a saving clause: says the Supreme Court
    Written By – Radhika In the case of the State of Manipur & Ors. v. Surjakumar Okram & Ors., the bench comprising of Justices LN Rao, BR Gavai, and BV Nagarathna was hearing the special leave petitions challenging the Manipur High Court’s ruling where the Manipur Parliamentary Secretary Act, 2012, and the Manipur Parliamentary Secretary Repealing Act, 2018 was declared […]
  • Belgian Employees Now Have the Legal ‘Right to Disconnect’ After Work Hours
    Written By – Aishwarya Patel More than 65,000 government employees in Belgium have the right to be unavailable at theconclusion of the workday as of February 1st. That is, they have the legal right to ignore work-related emails and phone calls and to entirely disconnect from work – unless there are“extraordinary” circumstances. Belgium is now the latest country to embrace […]
  • Right To Privacy: Notice issued On Plea Against Illegal Use Of Mobile Hacking Spywares by Delhi HC
    Written By – Shashank Mohan The Delhi High Court in the case of Dimple Vivek v. Union of India has issued a notice against a petition moved to court by Advocate Dimple vivek. The petition was against illegal use, selling and operation of mobile spyware without license for the purpose of hacking and spying which infringes the fundamental right to […]
  • Supreme Court Has Turned Into A Court for Anticipatory Bail Hearing: CJI NV Ramana.
    The Hon’ble Chief Justice of India remarked that the “supreme court has turned into a court to hear anticipatory bail cases only
  • European Commission proposes a declaration on digital rights and principles
    Written By – Rajnish In a  joint declaration the organs of the European Union: the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission proclaimed the declaration on digital Rights and respective principles titled “European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles for the Digital Decade” on 26th of January 2022. The aim of declaration contained in its preamble as “to explain shared […]
  • Govt. Employees benefit; No Discrimination When Persons Not Similarly Situated: Gujarat HC
    Written By – Aishwarya Patel The bench, which included Justice A. P. Thaker and Justice N.V. Anjaria, decided that the benefits arising from a Resolution that applies to State Government employees cannot be automatically claimed by the autonomous body’s employees. They pointed out that GSFDC is a self-governing organization that receives no funding or support from the state government. The […]
  • Plea In Supreme Court Seeks Ban On Streaming Of Movie “Why I killed Gandhi”
    Written By – Arshita Anand A writ case, Sikander Behl vs Union of India has been filed in the Supreme Court, asking for a stay on the distribution of the film “Why I Killed Gandhi,” which is slated to premiere on the OTT platform “Limelight” on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary. Mr. Sikarndar Behl has filed a writ petition […]
  • COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: (FIR) has been registered by the Mumbai Police against Google’s (CEO), Sundar Pichai
    Written By – Neha Virmani A renowned Bollywood Director of movie ‘ek haseena thi ek dewana tha’ named Suneel Darshan, recently filed an FIR with Andheri Police and imposed cognizable charges of piracy and copyright infringement under section 51, 63 & 69 of copyright act against- Gautam Anand MD of YouTube India, Padma Bhushan Awrdee & CEO of Google Inc. […]
  • ELECTIONS: SUPREME COURT ISSUED NOTICE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    Written By – Aishwarya A notice was issued to the Election Commission of India by SC on a plea seeking directions to Election Commission of India to seize election symbol and deregister political parties, which promise/distribute freebies using public funds before elections. The petitioner is a BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay. A Bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV […]
  • What Are The Rights Of Foreigners With Respect To Visa Restrictions?
    Written By – Rajnish The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider issues related to rights of foreigners in the matter of Tablighi Jamaat case. Wherein through the notification issued by Home Ministry, Government of India in year 2020 some foreign nationals were blacklisted who were the members of Tablighi Jamaat on the outset of 1st Covid wave in India. […]
  • Caste System Is A Deep Rooted menace: Allahabad High Court.
    In the case of Sanni Singh v. state of Uttar Pradesh, a single bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi recorded his deep concerns regarding the menace of the deep-rooted caste system in the society. A criminal appeal under section 14 A (2) of SC/ST. The act was filed for setting aside the order of dismissal of Bail Application by the learned Special judge, SC/ST Act Add. Session Judge in Crime No. 291 of 2021, u/s 302, 307, 506, 120B IPC and sec. 3(2)(V) of SC/ST Act.
  • Pakistan court sentences woman to death for blasphemy over WhatsApp messages
    Written By – Rajnish How the life of a human being can be curtailed regressively, what is the value of a human life in a so called modern state, what matters the life of a human being in a so called democratic country can be easily asseeseed when you go through the prevailing laws and practice of that state. No […]
  • Israeli police accused of using Pegasus malware to spy illegally on citizens
    Written By – Rajnish Israeli daily News agency reveled that the Israeli Police uses NSO’s Pegasus spyware to remotely hack the citizens’ phones, control them and extract the information from them. The news agency claimed that the persons whose phones were hacked are including the Mayors, leaders of opposite party who were protesting against the former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, […]
  • Marital Rape Exception Is Fiction, “Won’t Create New Crime”.
    In the case of RTI Foundation v. UOI and Ors.  the Delhi high Court heard the pertinent submissions made by Senior Advocate Rebecca John. Appearing as an amicus curiae, she told the court that the removal of exception 2 from sec. 375 of the IPC will not amount to the creation of a new offence. Exception 2 exempts forceful intercourse by a man on his own wife from the offence of rape. 
  • Plea Seeking ‘One Person One Tree’ Policy For Sustainable Development Dismisses by Delhi High Court
    Written By – Radhika Soni Recently, the Delhi High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation in the case of Rahul Bhardwaj v. State, WP where the demand was made for sustainable development in the national capital through the implementation of a ‘One Person, One Tree’ policy. The petitioner, Rahul Bhardwaj, appeared in person and sought a writ of mandamus […]
  • Texas’s 6-week abortion ban law sent by US Appeals Court to State Supreme Court
    Written By – Dakshita Dubey In United States, the State of Texas’s law that bans abortion once cardiac activity is detected — usually around six weeks, before some women know they are pregnant, is likely to stay in effect for the foreseeable future, as the federal appeals court ruled against sending the case back to only judge who has ever […]
  • “Let there be no doubt that technology is now bringing focus on judges: Justice DY Chandrachud
    Written By – Aishwarya Technology Must Be Understood As The Facilitator Of Change, But The Driver Of Change Has Been And Must Be The Human Mind: Justice DY Chandrachud “Let there be no doubt that technology is now bringing focus on judges- How we conduct ourselves, how long we sit in court and the overall seriousness,” pointed out Justice DY […]
  • Man’s plea of mental illness rejected & gets conviction in homicide of his daughter
    Written By – Vihan Recently, In the case of State v. Krishan Jambad, A Delhi court on Monday dismissed a man’s claim of mental illness and found him guilty of murdering his daughter and attempting to murder his wife. The fact that the man called the cops after committing the crime, according to additional sessions Judge Shivaji Anand, suggested that […]
  • “Sending Photograph Of Summons Through WhatsApp Not Overreach Of Judicial System”: Delhi High Court
    Written By – Radhika In the case of ICICI BANK LIMITED v. RASHMI SHARMA, the Delhi High Court has set aside an order passed by a Commercial Court to the extent of issuing a show cause notice of criminal contempt after a plaintiff had sent the photograph of summons to the defendant through WhatsApp. Justice Amit Bansal was hearing a […]
  • Consent Of Accused Not Required To Obtain Voice Sample; No Violation of Fundamental Rights: Kerala HC
    Written By – Aishwarya Justice R. Narayana Pisharadi (Mahesh Lal N.Y v. State of Kerala) dismissed a petition alleging that the accused was not given an opportunity of being heard before being directed to produce his voice sample, and held that the accused has no right of option in the matter. “Since the direction given by a court to an […]
  • Service charge on restaurant bill totally voluntary, cannot forcibly impose it on customer: Kolkata Consumer Commission
    Written By – Radhika Recently, Kolkata Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ordered a restaurant to return the service charge it received from a customer along with a compensation amount and held that restaurants cannot forcibly impose service charge on a customer. The summary of the case states that the complainant and his friends had dinner at Yauatcha Kolkata in late 2018. […]
  • [Virtual Hearings] May have to ban lawyers appearing through mobile phones: CJI NV Ramana
    Written By – Dakshita Dubey Recently in a virtual hearing set up the Supreme Court bench, comprising of CJI NV Ramanna, expressed their frustration on lawyers attending Court Proceedings through their mobile phones, which makes them prone to network glitches and wastes time of the court. The bench expressed how 10 matters had to be adjourned for the day because […]
  • Mere Refusal To Marry After Sexual Relations Not Offence of Cheating : Bombay High Court
    By – Aishwarya Justice Anuja Prabhudessai observed that in the instance case the couple had indulged in sexual relations for over three years; the woman’s testimony did not indicate that she was under a misconception of a promise of marriage nor was there evidence to show the man didn’t intend to marry her since the very beginning. “In the absence […]
  • Juhi Chawla Moves Delhi High Court Challenging Order Dismissing Her Suit Against 5G Roll Out With 20 Lakhs Cost
    By Vihan In a surprising turn of events, the famous case titled as Juhi Chawla and Ors. v. Science and Engineering Research Board and Ors. has again caught attention. Bollywood actress and environmentalist Juhi chawla moved to Delhi HC today challenging the decision made by a single judge which dismissed the civil suit against 5G roll out.  The plea turned […]
  • Delhi High Court upholds sodomy conviction of father-uncle duo, sentences them to life
    By – Arshita Anand The Delhi High Court affirmed a father-uncle duo’s conviction for sodomising one of the accused’s juvenile daughter, but overturned their conviction for gang rape on the grounds that there was no penile-vaginal penetration, a condition for rape under the Indian Penal Code’s unamended Section 375. The trial court’s sentence of life in prison with a Rs. […]
  • Gujarat High Court to decide Constitutionality of IPC exemption under Section 375 to marital rape
    By – Neha Virmani The division bench of High court of Gujarat comprising of Justice J.B Pardiwala and Niral R Mehta heard a challenge writ plea where the petitioner raised the issue of Constitutional validity of Exception 2 of Section 375 which deals with “Rape of married girl under the age of 15.” According to the contention raised by the […]
  • Many Food Articles Having Ingredients Sourced From Animals Are Passed Off As Veg – DELHI HC
    By – Neha Virmani Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh while hearing the case ( Ram Gaua Raksha Dal v. UOI) regarding the the failure of the authorities, Central Government and Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, in checking the lapses is not only leading to non compliance of food safety standards. It was stated by the bench […]
  • More than 29 Lakh Cases disposed off through National Lok Adalat
    By – Rajnish, Newswriter On December 11th Lok Adalat was organized under agies of NALSA ( National Legal Service Authority) throughout the country. About 29 Lakhs cases were disposed of in a day. This pandemic added a plethora of cases in the courts throughout all the courts in the country and thus increase in the already piled pending cases. Even […]
  • Presents Gifted By Parents For Daughter’s Welfare Not Dowry: Kerala High Court
    By – Arshita Anand The Kerala High Court has declared that gifts provided to the bride for her wellbeing at the time of her marriage will not be considered dowry under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961. Allowing a petition brought by a disgruntled spouse to be heard, “…presents given at the time of marriage to the bride without any demand […]
  • What is wrong with PM Modi photo on vaccine certificate if University can have name of Jawaharlal Nehru: Kerala High Court
    By Neha Virmani Kerala High Court bench consisting of Justice P V Kunhikrishnan, on Monday while hearing a petition filed by an activist under RTI, where he claimed that picture of PM affixed on the Covid vaccination certificate is violation of fundamental rights as it goes against the Article 19 freedom of Speech and is further against the right of […]
  • Accused can be summoned on the basis of affidavit by the complainant: Allahabad High Court
    By – Aishwarya Single-judge Justice Sameer Jain placed reliance on the Constitution Bench judgment of the Supreme Court in In Re.: Expeditious Trial of Cases Under Section 138 NI Act 1881, and on Section 145 of the NI Act to hold that even on the basis of affidavit filed on behalf of the complainant, an accused can be summoned under […]
  • US and UK Rohingya refugees sue Facebook alleging dissemination of ‘hateful and dangerous misinformation’
    By Arshita Anand On Monday, Rohingya Muslims in the United States and the United Kingdom filed a joint lawsuit against Meta Platforms, Inc. (“Facebook”), alleging that the social media giant’s “inaction and support of hate speech, misinformation, and incitement of violence facilitated the 10-year genocide of the Rohingya Muslims.” The lawsuit was filed by Edelson PC of Chicago, and it […]
  • Wife Making Serious Unproved Allegations Of Criminal Conduct Against Husband Constitutes ‘Cruelty’: Delhi High Court
    Written By – Aishwarya The Division Bench of Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh thus upheld the divorce decree granted to the husband by a Family Court and dismissed the wife’s appeal under Section 19 of the Family Courts Act. The Family Court had returned a finding that the husband was subjected to mental cruelty owing to the fact […]
  • Army Cannot Throw Up Hands On Grounds Of Road Width; If Landslides Occur Despite Precaution & Mitigation, We Have To Tackle It – AG to SC on Chardham Case
    Written By – Arshita Anand In the plea challenging the Char-Dham Highway expansion project on Thursday, AG K. K. Venugopal raised his contentions. The plea was heard by the bench of Justices D. Y. Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath, “Will the army throw up its hands and say that a landslide will take place and therefore, we will give […]
  • BSF Constable claims he was discharged from service after contracting HIV: Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre
    Written By – Stuti The Delhi High Court bench comprising of C.J. DN Patel and J. Jyoti Singh heard the matter of Mr ABC v BSF & Ors. on Wednesday. The bench issued notice to the Border Security Force (BSF) and Central government on a petition filed by a former BSF constable alleging that he was discharged from service after […]
  • Very difficult for people like us to comprehend the hard work judges do: Law Minister Kiren Rijiju
    Written By Aishwarya During the Legal Services Day celebrations Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju highlighted the hard work that goes into being a judge. He took note of comments made recently on social media and other fora, opining that many people do not understand a judge’s responsibility. “In the Court we know what judges do and what is their primary […]
  • Legal Profession Is Not About Profit Maximization, But About Service To Society : CJI NV Ramana
    Written By Rajnish Speaking on the occasion of National Legal Services Day on 9th November Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana while appreciating the young law students who chose to join the legal aid movement said “unlike other professions, the legal profession is not about profit maximization, but about service to the society.” NALSA was celebrating its 26th foundation […]
  • ‘Allowed Callous Affair To Fester For Years’: Delhi High Court Seeks Response Of SDMC, Delhi Police Over Concretization Of Trees
    Written By – Aishwarya Justice Najmi Waziri observed that the concretization of the street was unmindful of the directions of the High Court and the NGT. This disregard was shown not only by the Municipal Corporation but also by the road maintaining agency being the Public Works Department. The Court observed that the municipal corporation allowed the callous affair to […]
  • Share Google location with police: Delhi High Court to accused released on interim bail
    Written By – Neha Virmani The division bench of Delhi high court while hearing to the plea of interim bail of proclaimed offender (herein Chandra prakash alias pappu) took the route of technology to confirm the presence of applicant, as the bench directed the applicant (offender) to share his location with IO (investigating officer) every alternative day through Google location […]
  • Low Age Of Rape Victim Is Not Considered As The Only Or Sufficient Factor To Impose Death Sentence: Supreme Court
    Written by Dakshita The Supreme Court in the recent case of Irappa Sidappa Murgannavar observed that the low age of the rape victim is not considered as the only or sufficient factor for imposing a death sentence. The bench comprising of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Sanjiv Khanna and BR Gavai observed thus while commuting death sentence awarded to Irappa Siddappa […]
  • Services by doctors, medical professionals covered by Consumer Protection Act, 2019: Bombay High Court
    Written By – Stuti Agarwal The Bombay High Court recently held that services performed by healthcare service providers in lieu of fees/charges would fall within the purview of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 The Bench was adjudicating upon a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition moved by Medicos Legal Action Group, a registered trust in Chandigarh seeking a declaration from the […]
  • [COVID-19] No alarm of immediate third wave: Madras High Court dismisses PIL challenging 100% occupancy in cinema halls
    Written by Neha Virmani On Monday division bench of Madras High Court consisting of PD Audikesavalu & Sanjib Banerjee dismissed the PIL petition (R Sivamurugan Athithan v. Union Home Secretary & Ors.) which challenged the state government’s decision which allowed cinema halls to operate with 100% occupancy. The bench while dismissing the plea stated that “the recent statics do not […]
  • Our Constitution is a transformative document that sought to remedy the structural inequalities rooted in patriarchy” – Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
    Written By Rajnish “There is no one identity for women as a group or class. There are multiple identities within the large class of women for whom the law has entitled the conferment of rights.” Justice D.Y. Chandrachud observed Saturday when he was speaking on ‘Empowerment of Women Through Legal Awareness’ organized by NALSA in collaboration with the National Commission […]
  • Europe rights court: Russia responsible for assassination of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko
    Written By – Shrey Garg, News Writer The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is responsible for the killing of the ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 in London. The Strasbourg-based court has agreed with the findings of the British enquiry which concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a Russian intelligence operation to assassinate Litvinenko. The […]
  • Texas doctor sued by two private citizens in first lawsuit brought under strict state abortion law
    Written By – Arshita Anand, News Writer @sociolegalcorp Doctor Alan Braid was sued this Monday by Oscar Stilley and Felipe Gomez for violating Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8) that prohibits abortions six weeks into the pregnancy. Braid had claimed to perform such an abortion in an op-ed piece published by The Washington Post on Saturday. This article stated that Braid […]
  • New California bill would make removing condoms without consent illegal
    Written By – Shrey Garg, National Law School of India University California will become the first state in USA to outlaw non-consensual removal of condom during sexual intercourse. This practice is termed as ‘stealthing’. The term ‘stealthing’ gained attention after it was featured as a part of an article published by Alexandra Brodky in the Columbia Journal of Gender and […]
  • Meet the 9/11 lawyer who decides how much a life is worth
    Written by – Arshita Anand, News Writer On September 11, twenty years ago from today, Washington attorney Kenneth Feinberg was in Philadelphia teaching a law school class on mediating class-action lawsuits. After class got over, he saw some students huddled around a TV, which displayed news about the attack on World Trade Centre. Feinberg thought it was an accident, but […]
  • Joe Biden Signs Executive Order To Declassify 9/11 Investigation Documents
    Written By – Arshita Anand, Content Writer Joe Biden, the US President signed an executive order on Friday calling for the declassification of some documents related to investigations carried out by the FBI on the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US. This order was accompanied by his statement that he made a campaign promise to ensure transparency regarding the attacks. […]
  • Canceling license on the ground of selling buffalo meat without notice and hearing is violative of Natural Justice: Allahabad HC
    Written By – Rajnish, Content Writer Canceling license on the ground of selling buffalo meat without notice and hearing is violative of Natural Justice: Allahabad HC A two-judge bench of Allahabad comprising of Justice Deepak Verma, and Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta quashed an impugned order in which the license was canceled on the ground that the petitioner was selling buffalo […]
  • Appeals Should Be Made To Law Students To Take Up Judiciary As A Career: Justice Abhay Oka.
    On Saturday, Justice Abhay S Oka of the Supreme Court said that appeals should be made to final year law students, to think of the judiciary as a career as it is one of the best options available.
  • Why Print Their Images Without Following Their Principles? Madras HC Declines Plea To Print Subhas Chandra Bose Image on Currency.
    Madras high Court declined to hear a peculiar plea raised by parties in the case of KK Ramesh v. UOI ors. ‘To print the image of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Indian Currency’.
  • Attempt To Give Communal Colour To News A Problem; Gives Bad Name To Country.
    Chief Justice of India NV Ramana today expressed concerns about the attempts in social media and online portals to give communal colour to news while hearing a batch of writ petitions seeking action against the media for communalization of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi Nizamuddin Markaz
  • Notice To Government Regarding Access To Adequate Ration And Financial Assistance To Sex Workers: Calcutta HC.
    Through the PIL the petitioner raised the issue of financial issues that are being faced by these people.

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