Anushka Iyer

Maharashtra Accepts Bombay HC’s Request to Allow Lawyers to Travel in Local Trains on Experimental Basis

A Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Bombay High Court (HC) in relation to permitting lawyers to utilize the local train services while attending physical hearings. After obtaining consent from the Union of India and the State Government,...

Bombay Special Court Rejects Rhea Chakraborty’s Bail Plea; Cites Destruction of Evidence as a Reason

Rhea Chakraborty has filed a bail application against her arrest for charges related to illicit drug trafficking. The Bombay Special Court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act ("Bombay SC") denied the bail plea due to reasons related...

Bombay HC Directs the State and Medical Authorities to Provide Immediate Medical Aid to COVID-19 Patients

A suo moto petition was filed by the Bombay HC in light of the insufficiency of ventilators and oxygenated beds in hospitals. The Court directed the state to make immediate arrangements to provide medical aid to people in need,...

Bombay HC directs Deputy Inspector to Reconsider Granting Leave to Convict wh Forged Bail Order

A Petition under Article 226 of the Indian Constitution was filed by a convict seeking quashing of orders passed by the Deputy Inspector and Inspector General who refused to grant leave. The Bombay HC quashed the aforementioned orders and...

Gujarat HC: Not Wearing a Mask and Getting Into an Altercation With Police Doesn’t Constitute an Act Against Public Order

A petition was filed by a man detained (detenue) as a “dangerous person” under the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Act, 1985 (PASA) against the order of the District Magistrate. Gujarat High Court allowed the petition and demanded the release...

Bombay HC Allows Parsi Community to Perform Rituals on Annual Prayer Day Amidst COVID-19

A Writ Petition was filed by the Bombay Parsi Panchayat to open places of worship for followers of the Parsi Religion or allow them to perform rituals on annual prayer day. The Court permitted the latter and disposed of...

Bombay HC: Need of Stricter Norms for Inflammatory Posts on Social Media

A Writ Petition was filed before the Bombay High Court seeking the Court to direct the state to take appropriate action against Abu Faisal (not a party to the dispute) for posting objectionable content on social media. The Court, after...

Bombay HC: Government Order Imposing Travel Restrictions Not Violative of Fundamental Rights

The present petition was filed before the Bombay High Court challenging the travel restrictions imposed by the government's order. The Court dismissed the same and held that the order was in the public interest and does not violate any...

Bombay HC Denies Permission for Opening of Jain Temple

A Writ Petition for urgent relief was filed by the petitioner, a Jain Trust seeking the reopening of the Jain Temple to the public during the holy period of ‘Paryushan’. Bombay High Court denied the prayer in light of...

Bombay HC Grants Bail to a Rape Accused, Notes Woman Pressed False Charges

A bail application was filed by an applicant accused of an offence under Section 376(2)(N) of the Indian Penal Code. After assessing the facts of the case, Bombay HC grants bail to the accused. Brief Facts of the Case A complaint...

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