Ekjot Kaur

Bombay HC Directs Maharashtra Govt. To Pay Compensation of Rs. 50 Lakhs To Legal Heirs of a COVID-19 Victim

The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Maharashtra government to pay a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to the legal heirs of 82-year-old Malati Nehete, a Covid-19 patient who had gone missing from the ward for the Covid-19 patients of the Government Medical College (GMC) and hospital at Jalgaon on June 2’ 2020, and was found dead in one of the five toilets attached to the ward eight days later.

Bombay HC: Holding Hands of Minor Girl & Opening Pants Zip Not ‘Sexual Assault’ but ‘Sexual Harassment’

In another recent judgment by the Bombay High Court, it was held that the act of holding a minor girl’s hand and opening the zip of pants will not come under the definition of “sexual assault” under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012

Section 125 of CrPC Was Enacted To Achieve Social Justice for Women, Child and Infirm Parents: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court, while terming the statutory mandate for a financially capable man to maintain his wife, children and parents, a social legislature, it said that the proceeding under it is of a summary nature and is aimed at providing quick relief to the person in dire need.

Supreme Court Stays Bombay HC Judgment which said Groping without Skin Contact Not Sexual Assault under POCSO

The National Commission for Women (NCW) has challenged the Bombay High Court judgment where it stated that groping a child’s breasts without any ‘skin-to-skin’ contact will not be considered as sexual assault as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Supreme Court Refuses To Transfer Petitions To Itself Related To ‘Love Jihad’ Filed in Allahabad High Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to entertain the plea which was filed by the UP Government regarding the transfer of all the pleas challenging the ordinance the court passed, from Allahabad High Court to the Supreme Court.

Indonesian Spa Therapist Approaches Supreme Court Regarding Illegal Detention Followed by Raid at the Spa

An Indonesian spa therapist has moved to Supreme Court, whilst challenging an HC order which provided relief to the police inspector who was involved in the illegal detention of the spa therapist in a woman’s home which was followed by a police raid at the spa.

Supreme Court: Urgent and Immediate Reforms Needed in the Legal Education Due To Mushrooming of Law Schools

The Supreme Court, on Saturday, said that there is an urgent need for reforming the legal education in the country as its quality is being affected due to the ‘mushrooming’ of Law Colleges.

Mercy Plea of Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case To Be Decided in Four Weeks, TN Governor To Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of one of the convicts serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, AG Perarivalan will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December 30, 2015.

Delhi High Court Refuses To Stay Release of ‘The White Tiger’ on the OTT Platform Netflix

A plea requesting a stay on the release of the film ‘The White Tiger’ by the American producer, John Hart Jr. alleging copyright violation was rejected by the Delhi High Court on Thursday.

Supreme Court Directs Government To Provide Free Education To Minor Children of Rape Victims

The Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi was directed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to make sure that minor children of rape victims are ensured free education till they attain the age of 14 years. The Court made the observation while hearing a plea filed by a woman who claimed that she belonged to the SC/ST group from Jharkhand. She was forced by a man after which her father lodged a complaint.

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