There have been interesting constitutional upheavals in Maharashtra. The tug of war with the governor ultimately reached the Supreme Court for constitutional adjudication. There is another legal issue evolving in the state. The governor is not taking any action...
Justice Mohammad Rafiq took oath as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court. Governor of Orissa, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, administered him the oaths of the office and secrecy. The ceremony took place on April 27, 2020, at the...
An SC Divison bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising Justices S.K. Kaul and B.R. Gavai took note of the petitioner's argument of the rise in COVID-19 infection from asymptomatic patients in the country. Following the same, the...
Apex Court bench heard a counsel for three private firms through video conferencing. The three private firms included: Nagreeka Exports Limited and Ficus Pax Private Ltd. Meanwhile, the bench comprised Justices N V Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B...
A Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices N.V. Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai issued directions to the Centre in a case concerning “One Nation One Ration Card” scheme. The Court issued directions in response to a Public...
On April 27, 2020, a Supreme Court employee tested positive for COVID-19. The family of the employee is put into home quarantine. The contact-tracing already initiated to ascertain the people who had come in contact with this employee. The...
In a significant case, the apex court set aside the judgement of the Gujarat High Court. It was hearing the appeal in the case of State of Gujrat v. Mansukhbhai Kanjinhai Shah. The High Court had acquitted the trustees...
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 Aniruddha Bose passed the order. The Incident On March 12, 2019, Advocate Mathews J Nedumpara sentenced to...
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Bureau of Immigration that arrival of corpses and remains of Indian nationals/OCI cardholders from foreign countries are allowed. However, this also depends on directions issued by various departments in relation to...
Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of two convicts to life imprisonment. It related to kidnapping and murdering an eight-year-old for ransom in Nagpur in 2014. The Supreme Court bench comprised of Justices UU Lalit, Indu Malhotra &...
A PIL favoured in the Supreme Court seeks intervention and directions to the central government to issue guidelines to prevent the attacks on certain communities by religious, racial and caste profiling. Restrain Religious & Community Profiling The abovementioned PIL is preferred...
A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court led by Justice Arun Mishra has delivered its judgment in a case challenging 100% reservation for Scheduled Tribes in Andhra Pradesh. The Bench also comprised of Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran,...
‘Pravasi Legal Cell’ through its secretary Bins Sebastian filed PIL in the Supreme Court. The PIL seeks directions to the Centre and the DGCA to ask airlines to refund the full amount of the tickets of flights cancelled due...
A Supreme Court Bench led by Justice NV Ramana sought the Centre’s reply on all petitions challenging internet speed restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir. In essence, the PILs by Foundation of Media Professionals and Private Schools Association, Jammu &...
The Supreme Court upheld the quashing of a resolution passed by Odisha Government. The resolution provided reservations in promotions for Scheduled Castes and Tribes. The Odisha High Court quashed the resolution on various grounds. Firstly, it can neither be...
Public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the Supreme Court to allow migrant workers across the country to go back to their homes amid the extended lockdown after being tested for COVID-19. They are the worst affected group in today’s...
Advocates Sanpreet Singh Ajmani and Aneesh Sharma filed a petition in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter-petition states that ZOOM App — video chatting/conferencing application — should be banned. Explicitly, the app used for multiple purposes such as...
Advocate Manohar Pratap filed a petition before the Supreme Court. The petition sought court's directions to entities like Reliance, Bharti Airtel, TataSky, Netflix, Amazon Retail and others to provide free uninterrupted and free services of calling, data usage, satellite...
A doctor through his PIL has moved the Supreme Court against the Ministry of Health. The reason being subjecting the patients to the controversial, unproven, fatal, non-specific and potentially toxic 'off-label' use of drugs, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin (AZM). The PIL filed...
The Jammu & Kashmir administration has ordered to extend internet speed restrictions till 27 April. This comes after the Supreme Court issued notice last week in a petition to restore 4G speeds in the UT considering the COVID-19 crisis....
A PIL seeking a writ of certiorari for quashing of registration of FIRs under Section 188 of IPC has been filed in the Supreme Court. Section 188 of IPC states "Disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant"....
A division bench of Andhra Pradesh High Court including Chief J. JK Maheshwari and J. Ninala Jayasurya quashed government orders on April 15, 2020. The orders implemented English as a compulsory medium of instruction at the primary level in...
A petition was listed before the Supreme Court on the use of Unani and Homeopathic medicines to treat COVID-19 on April 15, 2020. The petitioner argued that there are no medicines or treatments available for the novel coronavirus. Thus,...
A doctor filed a PIL in SC seeking a direction to the Centre to require all state governments compulsorily to start the rapid antibody testing as a screening tool for COVID-19. Advocate Rishi Jain bought in the petition. On April...
Amid the nationwide lockdown, the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) urges the Supreme Court to partially suspend the summer vacation. On April 13, 2020, a resolution was passed by the SCAORA for a complete suspension of the summer break....
Scholar Anand Teltumbde along with Activist Gautam Navlakha surrendered before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday. The case was registered under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) alleging Maoist links in connection with Bhima Koregaon case. The activists, who...
The Tablighi Jamaat held the annual religious congregation at Nizamuddin, Delhi from 13.03.2020 to 15.03.2020. In essence, at a time when the pandemic was spreading. Several people from across the country and abroad attended the event. Subsequently, many attendees...
The Court had passed an interim order on 08.04.2020 making COVID-19 tests free of cost irrespective of the ownership of the labs. Further, directing that the tests must be carried out in NABL accredited Labs or any agencies approved...
The Supreme Court on Monday decided to release detainees imprisoned for more than two years at the Assam Detention Centers. These persons may be released on personal bond combined with one surety. A bench comprising of Chief Justice SA...
The Supreme Court dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) questioning the very basis to form a PM-CARES Fund set up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for COVID-19 relief measures. Advocate ML Sharma, who had filed the Public Interest Litigation...