Cannot deny services in absence of Aarogya Setu App, says Karnataka High Court
The Higher Court of Karnataka today ordered that central and state authorities cannot refuse people any benefit unless they install the Aarogya Setu app.
Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves appeared on behalf of the petitioner argued that the government could not refuse people’s services because the app was unavailable. Using the app as compulsory for all workers, public and personal is in breach of the fundamental rights enshrined under Articles 14, 19, and 21 of the Constitution of India.
The petitioner wanted the application to be volunteered to the Ministry of Railways and Airports Authority of India. It had then released standard operating procedures mandating the installation of the app in a country that has access to smartphones for less than 35 per cent of the population.
Gold smuggling case: Kerala High Court gives ex-bureaucrat protection from arrest till Oct 23
The High Court of Kerala held the detention of senior bureaucrat M. Sivasankar until 23 October in the gold smuggling case by the Customs department. In cases reported by the customs department as well as the Enforcement Directorate, his anticipatory bail applications will be concerned.
During the case, the former Principal Secretary’s Senior Advocate P. Vijayabhanu said that he was ready to appear in front of any investigative authority and that he had done so even in the past. But the health of M. Sivasankar has been affected by the 600 hours of travel for investigation.
Until 23 October in the matter registered by the Enforcement Directorate, the High Court granted him provisional immunity from detention.
A student denied admission in government school due to age, moves Delhi High Court
The student, who has been denied entry to Class XI of government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, allegedly because of having crossed the age limit, submitted a plea to the Delhi High Court.
The plea requested guidance for the respondents to grant the student admission to any government school in question. The request also sought guidance to make the Delhi government’s notice on the lifting of age as arbitrary, discriminations, unlawful, and contrary to the provision of the Delhi School Education Act of 1973 and articles 14, 21, and 21A of the Constitution of India.
The respondent government has extended Patrachar Vidyalayas’s choice to students who have been refused admission based on its impugned circular to wash the mandate to provide education for all children.