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SC’s Suo Moto Order- Extending Limitation or Lockdown Does Not Affect he Accused’s Right...

The Supreme Court took a suo moto (on its own) decision stating that; its extension of the limitation or the government extending the lockdown...

PCI Criticizes the J&K’s 2020 Media Policy; Takes Suo Moto Cognizance on its “Fake...

On 16th June 2020, the Press Council of India(PCI) sought a reply from Jammu and Kashmir government regarding its controversial media policy. The council...
Gujarat High Court directed the state government to take necessary steps to regulate the enormous fees charged by private hospitals treating COVID-19 patients.

Gujarat High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Hospitals Demanding Enormous Fees

Earlier last week, Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Ilesh Vora of the Gujarat High Court directed the state government; to take necessary steps to...
NHRC takes suo moto cognizance of the incident of leakage of styrene gas in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

NHRC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance on Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy, Issues Notices

The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) took suo moto cognizance of the incident of leakage of styrene gas in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Explicitly,...
Justice Sanjay Karol

Justice Sanjay Karol: The Common Man’s Judge

The mysterious ways of the collegium Not long ago, in September 2021, the Supreme Court of India’s Collegium made thirteen recommendations for the transfer of...
Justice Indrajit Mahanty

Justice Indrajit Mahanty: Slipping Through The Cracks

In-house Inquiry Against Justice Mahanty It is clear from a review of the material that the charges against him (Indrajit Mahanty) are very serious and...
Aarey Forest Controversy

Aarey Forest Controversy

Maharashtra Government led by Uddhav Thackeray had set down the previous orders of the Tree Authority under BMC to construct a metro shed at...
COVID-19 and the Indian Health Infrastructure

India’s Quest Against COVID-19 Pandemic: The Health Care Industry at a Glance

India has been hanging on a shoestring since the COVID-19 pandemic has been infiltrating across the nation. On March 14, 2020 the Government notified...
Supreme Court holds lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of Contempt of Court.

SC: Prashant Bhushan Guilty Of Contempt For Tweets Against CJI And Judiciary

The Supreme Court held lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt; for tweets against the court, and Chief Justice of India (CJI) S.A. Bobde on...
Sand mafias allegedly killed a media journalist in the Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh on the 19th June 2020.

NHRC Issues Notice to UP Government over Murder of Journalist by Sand Mafia

It seems that the Yogi Government is craving the spotlight. Sand mafias have allegedly killed a media journalist in the Unnao district of Uttar...
The Kanpur District Magistrate has found seven pregnant girls living in the home, five of them tested positive for Covid-19.

NHRC Issues Notice Over Reports of 57 Minor Girls found COVID positive, 5 Pregnant,...

The NHRC, to address this laxity on part of the authorities has taken suo moto cognizance of the various media reports highlighting this incident....
mishandling of dead bodies.

Supreme Court Takes Cognizance of Mishandling of COVID-19 Dead Bodies

The Supreme Court takes suo moto cognizance of certain reports; which alleged the mishandling of the dead bodies affected by COVID-19. The bench consists of...
The petitioners seek the imposition of lockdown; on the ground that during the earlier lockdown period the rate of increase in cases was low.

Plea in Delhi High Court Seeks Reimposition of a Strict Lockdown in the Capital...

A petition in the Delhi High Court seeks immediate imposition of lockdown in the State of Delhi; due to the rising number of COVID-19...
The clerk created a YouTube account wherein he posted videos bashing sitting judges.

Punjab and Harayana High Court Takes Action Against Clerk for Slandering Judicial Officers on...

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo moto (on their own) action against a Court Clerk; for slandering Judicial Officers on Youtube....
Gujarat High Court, while taking suo moto cognizance, has impleaded the Indian Council of Medical Research.

ICMR to explain the Rationale behind COVID-19 testing Policy: Gujarat High Court

The Gujarat High Court while taking suo moto cognizance has impleaded the Indian Council of Medical Research. The ICMR has to explain the rationale...
The commission noted that these migrant labourers are distressed people; they have already suffered a lot at distant places.

State Has Failed to Protect the Lives of the Poor: NHRC

National Human Rights Commission takes suo moto cognizance of the media reports airing that the trains ferrying the migrant labourers are starting late. Moreover,...
The Commission has sought details regarding the steps taken for the safe departure of the migrant labourers.

NHRC Seeks Response from Yogi Government on Human Rights Violation of Migrant Laborers

Migrant laborers yet again faced a classic example of serious violation of their human rights in broad daylight. According to a media report, Vipin...
The High Court directed the government to assess the adequacy of the helpline capacity and report whether it is sufficient to deal with the present traffic.

Delhi High Court Passes Directions to Centre on Failure of COVID-19 Helpline

Delhi High Court took suo moto cognisance of the grievance of the citizen whose mother is COVID-19 positive. In effect, the court issued directions to both...
Dushyant Dave made the statements, in the lecture, ‘Role of Judiciary in a pandemic’; the All India Lawyers Union organized on May 23, 2020.

Dushyant Dave: “Supreme Court has Failed the Citizens of India in the COVID-19 Pandemic”

Dushyant Dave opined that the Judges chose to sit silently in their ivory towers; when great misery befell on the citizens of India; after...
Rajasthan High Court took suo moto cognizance of the death of migratory birds around the Sambhar lake.

Migrant Birds Die Mysteriously, Rajasthan High Court Takes Cognizance

A division bench led by Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty of Rajasthan High Court; took suo moto cognizance of the plight of death of migratory...
NHRC takes congnizance of reports of a mother pulling a suitcase with her small child hung over it.

Human Rights of Migrants at Stake: NHRC Intervenes

The media reports concerning a mother pulling a suitcase with her small child hung over it, is hitting the headline. The media persons captured...
The locals from Faizapur, Gurugram attacked a 20 year old Mahipur woman while she was passing from the locality while also uttering racial slurs.

Manipur Woman Suffers Racial Slurs & Physical Attack, NHRC Takes Cognizance

The National Human Rights Commission took suo moto cognizance of the media reports; alleging that a 20-year-old girl hailing from Manipur was subject to racial...
standard operating procedure

NHRC Questions the Standard Operating Procedure Adopted by COVID-19 Hospitals

The National Human Rights Commission took suo moto cognizance of a complaint accompanied by media reports. The reports highlighted the negligence in the treatment...
Affected people being treated at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in Visakhapatnam, May 07, 2020.

National Crisis Management Committee Takes Stock of the Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy

The National Crisis Management Committee under the chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba met for the second consecutive day; to review the situation...
In the said incident, an empty goods train ran over 16 migrant workers lying on the railway tracks.

NHRC: Death of 16 Migrant Workers Could Be Averted, District Administration at Fault

A rather ghastly incident occurred between Badnapur and Karmad stations in Nanded Division in the early hours of May 8, 2020. In the said...
NGT bench directed LG Polymers India Pvt. Ltd., owner of the plant, to deposit a sum of Rs. 50 Crore with the District Magistrate.

Vizag Gas Leak Tragedy: NGT Constitutes Committee, Directs Owner to Pay 50 Crores

In a suo moto case against the fateful incident of a chemical gas leak at Vizag, the National Green Tribunal constituted a five-member Committee...
The notice states that a vilification campaign is running against Safoora and her unborn child on social media platforms.

Delhi Commission for Women Takes Action Against Cyber Abuse on Safoora Zargar

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) took suo moto (on its own) action against online abuse for allegedly outraging the modesty and questioning the character...
Press Council of India publishes press release on actions taken by the council against attacks on journalists in 2019-2020.

Press Council of India Enlists Actions Taken by the Council in the Year 2019-2020

The Press Council of India (PCI) is authorised to keep a check on various developments that have the tendency to affect the freedom of...
The Supreme Court bench took up a suo moto case of contempt of court against the three advocates.

Supreme Court Holds Three Lawyers Guilty of Contempt of Court

The Supreme Court held three lawyers, Vijay Kurle, Rashid Khan Pathan and Nilesh Ojha guilty of contempt against the judges of the Supreme Court. To list, Justices Deepak Gupta and...
The DCW issued notices to Delhi Police and AIIMS management.

DCW Takes Matter In Their Own Hands Over Suicide Attempt by AIIMS Doctor

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has taken ‘suo moto’ (on their own) action in case of a suicide attempt by a dental surgeon....