Centre’s Resistance To Draft EIA in All Vernacular Languages Questioned by the Delhi High Court
The Delhi High Court said that it cannot understand why the Centre is refusing from translating the Environment Impact Act (EIA) into all 22 vernacular languages mentioned in the eighth schedule of the Constitution.
Supreme Court Asks for the Centre’s Response on PIL Filed Seeking the Formation of a Media Tribunal
The Supreme Court sought responses from the Press Council of India (PCI), News Broadcasters Association (NBA) on a PIL which sought to set up a media tribunal to tackle issues concerning the media like complaints against media, channels, and networks. Media has become like an unruly horse that has to be tamed to express the plea.
Law Student Asked the Supreme Court To Take Suo Moto Cognizance of the Violent Farmer Protests
A law student of Mumbai University, Ashish Rai has asked the Supreme Court to take Suo Moto Cognizance of the insult to the national flag done by the farmer protests at the Red Fort. In the course of the farmer's tractor rally on Tuesday, some of the protesters unfurled their own flags by entering the premises of the Red Fort.
Farmers Meeting With the Supreme Court Committee Postponed To Jan 29 Due To the Traffic Restrictions
Due to the traffic restrictions after the violent protests broke out on Republic Day, the meeting of farmers with the Supreme Court Committee that was supposed to take place today was postponed to 29th January.
Bombay HC Nagpur Bench Holds That Groping a Girl Without ‘Skin To Skin’ Contact Is Not Sexual Assault
The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court acquitted a man charged under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and convicted him of a minor offence under IPC stating that there was no direct physical contact.
Supreme Court To Hear Female Army Officers Plea on Non-Implementation of the Permanent Commission
Claiming that its order granting Permanent Commission to women in the army’s non-combat support units on par with the male counterparts was not implemented well, many Women Army officers have approached the Supreme Court.
SC: Under-21 Convicts Can Be Given Less Than Minimum Sentence, Resorts To Probation of Offenders Act
The Supreme Court resorted to the Probation of Offenders Act to sidestep the mandate under Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code that mentions a sentence of not less than 7 years to those convicted of armed robbery, to give a chance to two young convicts to reform their lives.
Environment Protection Act Passed at the Instance of Foreign Powers: NHAI in Karnataka HC
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) claimed in a submission that the Environment Protection Act 1986 was passed not only for the protection of the environment by the parliament but also at the instance of foreign powers. This statement was made while referring to a UN conference and got the NHAI into great trouble in the Karnataka High Court.
Delhi High Court To Implement a Hybrid System Through Virtual and Physical Hearing
On Friday the Delhi High Court said that they have initiated steps to implement a mode wherein hearing can be done by virtual as well as physical mode. The Delhi High Court is aiming to implement the Hybrid mode. It stated that when the particular bench is conducting a virtual hearing the lawyer may opt for this mode after giving prior intimation about the same.
Bombay High Court Questions FIR Over Journalist Alleged of Communist Comment on WhatsApp
An FIR lodged against the editor of Marathi newspaper, Rajkumar Chhajed has been questioned by the Bombay High Court. The Maharashtra Police has accused Chhajed of creating a rift between the two communities based on a WhatsApp message.