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Legal Cases #34: OBE results declaration, Private Car not a Personal Zone, Kerala to move SC

Delhi High Court directs Delhi University to give details of OBE results declaration course wise The High Court of Delhi instructed the University of Delhi to provide information on the programs for which the Open Book Examination (OBE) results were announced and to notify the university when the pending programs were released as exams were […]

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Legal News #33: Demonising Muslims, Protest judgment of SC, ‘Occult Ritual’ in Kanpur

Demonising Muslims: Supreme Court unhappy with Centre’s response says can hand the case to the independent authority It was deceiving the Supreme Court, which had no relation to the Cable Television Network Act that the Center made an affidavit, arguing that the media had dealt with the Muslim community in a relationship. Jamiat Ulama I […]

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Legal Cases #32: Justice UU Lalit recuses himself, Disrespecting the high court’s order, Plea against Andhra CM

Justice UU Lalit recuses himself from hearing contempt plea against Andhra CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy Justice UU Lalit, a judge of the Supreme Court declined to hear the case of contempt brought against Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy and his government on challenging and making allegations against High Court and Apex Court judges. The […]

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Legal Cases #31: J&K to continue with 2G speed, Virtual court enrage, HC finds Facebook post ‘disharmonious’

18 districts in J&K to continue with 2G speed till Nov 26, says govt, citing security concerns The Jammu and Kashmir government Home Departments have given an order for 2 G speed Internet to be continued in the valley until 26 November.  It was ordered by fear of high-speed Internet misuse to interrupt the district […]

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Legal Cases #30: Delhi High Court lifts stay, Court orders video examination, Claim plea for Krishna Janam Bhoomi

Delhi High Court lifts stay; Pvt hospitals in Delhi will again have to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid Soon the private hospitals in Delhi would have to provide Covid patients with 80% of their ICU beds. The Delhi High Court lifted its previous stay in the Delhi government. The High Court of Delhi took […]

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Legal Cases #29: Varavara Rao’s bail plea, Motor Vehicles Act till December 31, Arnab Goswami case

Bombay High Court to hear poet-activist Varavara Rao’s bail plea on health grounds today The 81-year-old poet-activist Dr. Varavara Rao’s wife Pendyala Hemlatha moved the High Court of Bombay to demand her husband’s release on medical grounds. Dr. Varavara Rao is accused of violence in the Bhima Koregaon case. In the Elgar Parishad case of […]

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Legal Cases #28: Kamal Nath in SC against EC, Supreme Court to hear Wayanad election petition, All courts of India are bound by top court judgments

Kamal Nath in SC against EC wants his star campaigner tag back The Congress leader and the ex-Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath has submitted a written request before the Supreme Court, which challenges the Election Commission’s order, rejecting him to be the star of his party, alleging it to be unconstitutional and violating […]

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Legal Cases #27: Himachal High Court asks govt, Maoist leader allowed controlled use of the Internet, Bail to Shirish Pattanshetty

Himachal High Court asks govt to give a job to married daughter of the deceased employee The Higher Court of Himacha l Pradesh has instructed the government to nominate the married daughter of a deceased worker for humanitarian reasons.  This order was given during acceptance of the petition of applicant Mamta Devi at the Sureshwar […]

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Legal Cases #26: The building of Arogya Setu App, Rajasthan High Court order upholding the death sentence, President signs ordinance

The building of Arogya Setu App: IT ministry clarifies it was a public-private partnership In compliance with the order of the Central Information Commission (CIC), the Ministry of Electronics, and Information technology has finally come out with a clarification that it was a government initiative, built on a public-private partnership, on the issue of obstructing […]

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Legal Cases #25: Aarogya Setu Creator Mystery, President Ram Nath Kovind Suspends DU Vice-Chancellor, Plea in Supreme Court to Re-open all Anganwadi Centres

Aarogya Setu Creator Mystery: CIC Show-cause Notices to CPIOs A showcase notification has been provided by the Central Information Commission (CIC) to four CPIOs to prevent information from being prima facie and to provide an evasive response to an RTI seeking information about the Aarogya Setu App. The CPIO, National Information Commission (NIC) was directed […]

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Legal Cases #24: Jharkhand Coal Scam, PNB Scam, Reliance – Future Retail

Jharkhand Coal Scam: Delhi High Court suspends the sentence, issues notice in Dilip Ray’s appeal against conviction Today, the Delhi Court revoked the judgement of former EU State minister Dilip Ray in the Jharkhand Coal Scam (Dilip Ray versus CBI) concerning his conviction in 1999.  According to Sections 120-B, 409, and 420 of the Indian […]

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Legal Cases #23: Hathras case, SC stays Bombay High Court order, Supreme Court upholds high court

Hathras case: No transfer before completion of CBI investigation; high court to monitor probe, says Supreme Court [Read Judgment] The 19-year-old woman had died of her injuries at Safdarjung Hospital, in Delhi, where she had been transferred to Aligarh Muslim University Medical College. The Supreme Court rejected a request that the Hathras case is referred […]

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Legal Cases #22: Aarogya Setu App, Gold smuggling case, Admission in government school

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 […]

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Legal Cases #21: The court needs to be satisfied, Kerala High Court, Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal

The court needs to be satisfied with all pieces of evidence, not just that it’s a serious crime, says Kerala High court The severity of the crime cannot be taken as a factor to uphold the sentence unless a court’s conscience is fulfilled, the High Court of Kerala said, while setting aside five BJP party […]

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Legal Cases #20: Baba Ramdev’s yoga act, Supreme Court throws out a plea, Judges’ association, SCBA

Baba Ramdev’s yoga act on elephant draws lawyers’ notice, saying it was an act of cruelty to the animal A notice from lawyers was issued to the yoga guru Baba Ramdev and the director of the Elephant Rescue Center Churmura (Mathura) for the cruelty against an elephant, in which the Baaba tried his yoga role. […]

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Legal Cases #19: Police slap sedition charge, A tainted man, Punjab University

Police slap sedition charge against the journalist, 3 CFI members arrested during their Hathras trip Everyday politics and debate over the tragedy of Hathras take new turns. Hathras police have recently brought in sedition charges against the journalist from Kerala they had previously detained. Three members of the Campus Front of India (CFI) were also […]

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Legal Cases #18: Allahabad High Court, Delhi HC stays defamation proceedings, Mathura District Court

Allahabad High Court asks former judge and wife to approach District Magistrate for alleged eviction by son Former Judge Anjani Kumar and his wife were directed at the Allahabad High Court to come with their complaints to the District Magistrate, Prayagraj. In the High Court, the former magistrate and his wife have applied to their […]

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Legal Cases #17: Hathras Kerala journalist arrest, Patna High Court tests a new system, NHRC Foundation Day

Hathras Kerala journalist arrest: Supreme Court adjourns plea by 4 weeks On Monday the Supreme Court adjourned a habeas corpus plea from the Kerala Union for Working Journalists to release Siddique Kappao who is the Secretary of their Delhi unit. The KUWJ also added that Siddique has been illegally detained by Uttar Pradesh Police for […]

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Legal Cases #16: NRI quota in PG medical, Minor girl burnt alive: Jharkhand High Court, A same-sex couple moves Delhi HC

NRI quota in PG medical and dental courses in private colleges not sacrosanct: Supreme Court The Supreme Court decided that in any given year private medical schools are not expected to have a quota of NRI for admittances. The current 15 percent norm is not compulsory, but it only has to offer fair notification if […]

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Legal Cases #15: Lalu Yadav gets bail from Jharkhand HC, Covid-19 scare, Delhi authorities will not stick posters

Lalu Yadav gets bail from Jharkhand High Court in the Chaibasa case, to stay in jail for the Dumka case In the Chaibasa treasury case relating to the fodder fraud, former Chief Minister of Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) head, Lalu Prasad Yadav, was granted for bail by the High Court of Jharkhand. However, […]

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Legal Cases #14: Shaheen Bagh, BHC grants bail to Rhea Chakraborty, Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

Shaheen Bagh: Supreme Court rules that public places and roads cannot be occupied indefinitely The Supreme Court issued the decision on the right to protest and ruled that public places and streets cannot be filled permanently by protestors. This verdict came out as the response to a batch of complaints lodged by demonstrators in the […]

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Legal Cases #13: SCBA’s letter to SC, Sushant’s sisters move court, Plea filed in Supreme Court against the 3 farm bills

SCBA’s letter to SC for the resumption of proximity card for using the Library The Supreme Court Bar Associations wrote to the Secretary-General of the Supreme Court of India asking for the reintroduction of the library’s proximity card claiming that “the members of the Bar fail to achieve their facilities. A letter was sent out […]

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Legal Cases #12: All Tablighi Jamaat cases of UP to be heard by CJMs in Lucknow, Meerut, Bareilly: Allahabad High Court

All Tablighi Jamaat cases of UP to be heard by CJMs in Lucknow, Meerut, Bareilly: Allahabad High Court The High Court of Allahabad has granted the Court of Lucknow, Meerut, and Bareilly the hearing of cases filed against the Tablighi citizen’s Jamaat. In eight weeks they were also told to dispose of the cases. The […]

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Legal Cases #11: New Supreme Court roster, Dard Se Hamdard Tak, UPSC exam 2020

New Supreme Court roster says CJI and the next 7 senior-most judges will hear letter petitions, PILs The Supreme Court states that the benches of Chief Justice SA Bobde (Supreme Court), the Justices NV Ramana, RF Nariman, UU Allot, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, and Nageswara Rao are to be allocated for letter petitions […]

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Legal Cases #10: Hathras rape case, Government’s ‘gross mismanagement’ of pandemic dismissed by Supreme Court, advocates seeking designation of Senior Advocate

47 lady advocates write to CJI seeking constitution of High Court-monitored probe in Hathras rape case Registering an FIR under Section 154 CrPC is necessary if the details the police receive show that a cognizable crime is committed. In addition to this, the victims must immediately be taken to a medical examination and an MLC […]

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Legal Cases #9: Prasant Karmakar plea, Babri Masjid demolition case, Refunded in full orders SC

Prasant Karmakar plea seeking an immediate stay on suspension: Delhi High Court issues notice Delhi High Court released an announcement on 30 September 2020, requesting the immédiate stay on a plea moved by Arjuna Awardee international para-swimmer, Prasanta Karmakar who sought a stay on his suspension. After filming female swimmers at the country’s last year’s […]

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Legal Cases #8: Gautam Bag and Others vs. Smt. Kalpana Bag

Gautam Bag & Others v Smt. Kalpana Bag & Another (Criminal Revision No. 3384 of 2015) The petitioners prayed that the Misc. should be quashed. In Section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 before the Court of Apprenticed Justice of Serampore, Case No. 153 of 2015, initiated by the other […]

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Legal Cases #7: Matang Singh V. The Central Bureau of Investigation

Matang Singh V. The Central Bureau of Investigation (Criminal Revision No. 637 of 2015) Mr. Singh learned counsel appearing for the petitioner submits that since the rejection of bail by this Court on 09.09.2016, the investigation so far as the petitioner is concerned is complete and his client may be granted bail as there is […]

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Legal Cases #6: Md. Raju vs Md. Tobrej and Others

Md. Raju vs Md. Tobrej & Others on 26 August, 2015 The Howrah P.S Case No. 86/2013, dated 05.02.2013, is a murder case, filled or registered based on a written application or complaint submitted to the police by the present petitioner Md. Raju on 05.02.2013. The victim of the murder is the brother of the […]

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Legal Cases #5: Angshuman Chakraborty. V. Arpita Banerjee (Criminal Revision No. 1143 of 2015)

Angshuman Chakraborty. V. Arpita Banerjee (Criminal Revision No. 1143 of 2015) Under Section 401 read with Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 the petitioner preferred the provisional application and challenged the judgment passed by learned Additional Sessions Judge, 2nd Court, Durgapur, in Criminal Appeal No. 41 of 2014 on February 27, 2015, affirming the […]