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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju: High Courts, and district courts have conducted a total of 1.92 crore virtual hearings.

Written By- Pretika Tiwari Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, High Courts and district courts all over the nation have performed a total of 1.92 crore virtual hearings, according to Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, who announced in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday. Till June 13 2022, the Supreme Court of India has heard around 2,61,338 cases, while […]

Central government to regulate digital news, revives Registration of Press and Periodicals Bill

@sociolegalcorpThe union ministry of information and broadcasting are in an attempt to amend a regulation on digital news media, calling it one of the first laws on digital news media. The aim of this Bill is to replace  the British-era Press and Registration of Books Act that regulates newspapers and printing presses in India. The Bill is yet to be […]

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