Adhiti Sharma

Bombay HC Urges Government Authorities Including Police Should Work With a Secular Mindset

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court said that the Government authorities including the police must work with a secular mindset in order to avoid the general fear of trouble if the case involves any kind of religious feelings. The court also directed the police to register offence for illegal acts that fall under the Black Magic Act, against trustees of Jagadamba Devi Charitable Trust, Mohota in Ahmednagar.

‘Simply Shocking’ Says Delhi HC on Advocates Attending Video Conferencing From Parks and Roads

The Delhi High Court on Thursday called it “simply shocking” that advocates were arguing matters through video conferencing while performing activities such as climbing the stairs or being on roads or sitting in parks. This makes it difficult for the Court to conduct proceedings as they are not even audible.

NCW Moves To SC Against Bombay HC’s Controversial Skin-To-Skin Judgment

The National Commission for Women has moved to the Supreme Court challenging the controversial Skin-To-Skin Judgment of the Bombay High Court that ruled groping a minor without skin-to-skin contact is not a sexual assault as defined under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences. On January 27th this judgment was stayed by Chief Justice S A Bobde after Attorney General K K Venugopal that the decision is unprecedented and is likely to set a dangerous precedent.

Supreme Court waits for High Courts to decide first regarding Conversion Law Plea

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to entertain petitions that challenged the constitutional validity of religious conversion laws that have been bought by the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Government saying it would want the High Courts to decide first as similar petitions are pending there.

Supreme Court Refused To Take Pleas Regarding Tractor Rally Violence

The Supreme Court refused to take up a plea on Monday which sought to set up a committee headed by the former apex court judge to conduct a time-bound probe into the violence that took place during the Tractor Rally on Republic Day.

[WhatsApp Privacy Policy Row] Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Centre and WhatsApp Over Privacy Policy Issue

In connection with a petition, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to WhatsApp and the Centre. The petition sought framing of guidelines to protect the privacy and Data of users who are being collected by various social media sites and messaging applications.

Supreme Court Issued Notice To Central, Delhi & Rajasthan Govt. in Plea Seeking Uniform Marriage Age

The Supreme Court issued notices to the Central and the Delhi and Rajasthan governments on Tuesday on a plea to transfer from high courts pending petitions on laying down a uniform minimum marriageable age for both women and men.

Supreme Court Rules Offenses Under Prevention of Corruption Act Are Offenses Against Society

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the Gujarat High Court order which reversed the conviction of an accused under the Act and held that “Offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act are offences against the society”.

Plea Alleging Misreporting, Delhi HC Issues Notice To PCI, Media Houses & News Broadcasters Association

The Delhi High Court issued a notice on Monday to a leading media organization, News Broadcasters Association, Press Council of India, and Union of India on a petition seeking direction to stop fake news.

Who is Wolf Gupta? Delhi HC adjourns WhiteHat Jr Defamation Hearing against Pradeep Poonia

During the latest hearing of WhiteHat Jr’s defamations case against Pradeep Poonia, Poonia’s lawyer accused the company of concealing documents that are important for their proceedings. However, after hearing both sides of the arguments the Delhi High Court listed the matter for further hearing to April 9th, 2021.

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