Akshay Sharma

Inordinate and Unexplained Delay in Considering Representation by Government Renders Detention Order Illegal: Madras High Court

A Petition under Article 226 of the Constitution was filed in the Madras High Court to declare the detention order of the husband of the petitioner to be illegal and against the fundamental right to liberty given under Article...

Detaining Authority Must Show That Detention Strictly Follows Procedure Established by Law: Madras High Court

A petition was filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India to issue a Writ of Habeas Corpus to set aside the order of detention passed by the District Magistrate and to set the detenu at liberty. Facts of...

Madras High Court Directs Government to Consider SOEL Students’ Plea Against Levying of Fee for Unused Facilities

Madras High Court on 30th September 2020 directed the State Government to consider a representation made by students of the School of Excellence in Law (SOEL) against the levy of fees for college facilities not in use amid the...

Madras High Court Reiterates the Doctrine of Merger

In the case of All India Union Bank Officer vs Brajeshwar Sharma, a Contempt Petition filed under Section 11 of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 for deliberately and willfully disobeying the final order of Madras High Court. On...

Madras HC Dismisses Pleas Challenging State’s Evaluation Method for Passing Class X Students

In the case of Minor T Mohamed Humayun and Ors. v State of Tamil Nadu and Ors., on 20th August 2020, The Madras High Court has dismissed a batch of pleas challenging the procedure adopted by the Tamil Nadu government to...

Madras HC: Government Not to Appoint Technical Members to GSTAT Until Further Orders

On 17th August, 2020, Madras High Court delivered order relating to a plea under Article 226, filed by the Service Bar Association (RBA) challenging the rules concerning the appointment and the terms of service governing the President and Members...

Madras HC Upholds the Order of Labour Court in a Common Order for Two Writ Petitions Under Article 226

The High Court delivered a common order for two writ petitions filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India praying for issuance of a writ of certiorari and to quash the impugned orders of the Labour Court. The...

Madras HC: Last Opportunity to the Petitioners After a Delay of 2492 Days in the Interest of Justice

The petitioner filed a civil revision petition in the High court Under Section 115 of CPC to set aside the order of the trial court. On August 6th 2020, the court allowed the petition even after a delay of...

Madras High Court: Liberty of Citizen Cannot Be Casually Jeopardized

In the case of S.Priyakrishnan Vs. The Regional Passport Officer, The petitioner filed a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. The petition sought to forbear any proceedings against the petitioner's passport. On July 31st, 2020, The...

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Petition Filed in Delhi High Court Challenging the New Privacy Policy of WhatsApp

A petition has been raised before the Delhi High Court challenging the updated privacy policy of the instant messaging app, WhatsApp. It is accused of looking into the virtual activities of the users,
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Bombay High Court Says Pleas Against the Rejection of Nomination Before the Polls Is Not Maintainable

Bombay High Court on Wednesday held that a candidate cannot challenge his nomination by filing a writ petition before a court prior to the polls after his nominations have already been rejected by the Returning Officer (RO) for the Panchayat elections of January 15.

Bombay HC: It Will Be Difficult if Civic Bodies Don’t Take Action on Illegal Constructions

The Bombay High Court said on Wednesday that if the Municipal Corporations do not take action on the illegal constructions, things will become very difficult. This observation was made by a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Girish Kulkarni while hearing a PIL after the Bhiwandi building collapse on September 21st, 2020 which led to the death of 39 lives. Mumbai Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivli, Vasai-Virar, Navi Mumbai, and Bhiwandi-Nizampur corporations were filed as respondents.

Uttarakhand High Court Directed State Authorities To Frame SOP Regarding Kumbh Mela 2021

Noticing the commencement date of Kumbh Mela 2021 amid pandemic from 27 February 2021, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday expressed concern with regard to organizing and conducting of the Mela and directed State Authorities to discuss and resolve the logistical problems which can come in organizing the Mela during the pandemic time.

Writ Petition Not Maintainable Against Mahindra Finance, Being a Purely Private Body: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court reiterated that Writ Petition against the purely private body is not maintainable and dismissed the petition which was filed against Mahindra Finance Bank as Arif Khan v. Branch Manager Mahindra Finance Sultanpur & Another.