Anushka Iyer

Bombay HC Dismisses Petition to Quash to Categorize Prisoners for Temporary Release

PIL filed in Bombay High Court to quash the decision of the High Powered Committee regarding the classification of prisoners. The court dismisses the petition and holds that the classification was in consonance with Article 14 of the Indian...

Bombay High Court Directs Consumer Aggrieved Over Inflated Electricity Bills to Grievance Redressal Forum

Writ Petition filed in the Bombay High Court against the inflated electricity bills. Bombay High Court upholds an order passed by the same court in a similar matter. It directs the petitioner to approach the Grievance Redressal Forum. Brief Facts...

Bombay High Court Approves MMRDA Plans to Cut Mangrove Trees to Build Metro Line-4

The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), the petitioner instituted the Writ Petition. The petitioner seeks permission to start construction work for Metro Line – 4. The Court grants permission and disposes of the petition. Brief Facts of the Case A...

Madhya Pradesh High Court: Writ for Habeas Corpus Cannot Be Filed in Civil Disputes

A writ petition in the nature of habeas corpus is filed before the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The petitioner claims that his wife is in the illegal confinement of her parents. He requests the Court to direct his wife...

Bombay High Court: No Straitjacket Formula of a Woman’s Reaction to an Act of Outrage

The accused filed a bail application in a case concerning Sections 376, 354A, and 354B of the Indian Penal Code. In this case, after assessing the circumstances, Bombay High Court granted bail. Brief Facts of the Case  The complainant alleged that...

Bombay High Court: How Can a Physically Fit Actor Above 65 Years Live a Dignified Life Without Access to Livelihood?

The actor filed a writ petition against the government guidelines which refused cast/crew members above 65 years access to sets. The Court sought a reply from the state. Brief Facts of the Case In light of the ongoing pandemic, the government...

Bombay High Court Grants Bail to Stepfather Accused of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

A bail application was filed in a suit for domestic violence and sexual assault. After hearing the parties, the Court passed an order of bail in favour of the applicant. Brief Facts of the Case  The complainant married the applicant after...

Bombay High Court: PIL Seeking Relief Against Excessive Electricity Bills Dismissed

A PIL was filed in the Bombay HC seeking relief against the inflated electricity bills received from March to May. The Court dismissed the PIL and directed the petitioner to approach the appropriate redressal forum. Petitioner’s Submissions The petitioner contended that...

Bombay High Court Directs Bank to Disburse Crop Loan to Farmers Without Payment of Interest

This current PIL is about the disbursement of crop loans to farmers filed in Bombay High Court by RTI Activist Kishor Tangade. Bombay High Court directed Aurangabad District Central Co-operative Bank to mobilize loans for farmers without payment of...

Bombay High Court Blames Municipal Authorities After Maharashtra’s Lonar Lake Turns Pink

The petitioner filed a PIL for the protection of the Lonar Lake in Maharashtra. In this case, the Bombay High Court blamed the municipal authorities for the debased condition of the Lonar Lake. Brief Facts In June, the 113-acre Lonar Lake...

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