A draft has been prepared by the Central Government which proposes to increase the legal age for consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products to 21 years from the current legal age which is 18 years.
Legal Rights Cannot Be Disregarded by Lawyers by Arrangements Which Are Contrary To Law, Says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court in a recent judgment, while disposing of the appeal arising out of Motor Accident Compensation Claim observed ‘Advocates cannot throwaway legal rights or enter into arrangements which are understood to be contrary to law. The claim was filed by the heirs of a deceased couple who died in a road accident.
Minimum 3 Years Experience to Be Made Compulsory to Become a Judge: Bar Council of India to Supreme Court
The Bar Council of India, while answering the question, “Should a judge have a prior experience of Advocacy in order to be effective?”, said ‘Yes’ and therefore, it further plans on moving the Supreme Court to seek that a minimum of 3-year practice at the Bar to be made mandatory to become a judicial official at the Subordinate Judiciary Level.
Difficult for a Woman to Say She Has Been Sexually Harassed Because We as Society Blame Her: Madras HC
The first bench comprising of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar of the Madras High Court, while hearing the arguments of the case involving IPS officer R. Subbash in Puducherry, while making an observation that the women who suffer sexual harassment are blamed because of the way they dress or are attractive, held that while the victim may excuse the misconduct of the harasser, the court should exhibit zero tolerance towards men who harass women in workplaces.
Telangana HC: Not Necessary That the Accused Has to Be Arrested Straight Away for Crime under SC/ST Act
“It is not necessary that the accused has to be arrested straight away for the mere reason that the crime has been reported under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act,” stated the Telangana High Court while refusing to direct the police to arrest an MLA who allegedly threatened a journalist.
Punishment of Imprisonment up to 7 Years and Fine for the ‘Crime’ of Cow Slaughter, Ordinance Passed by Karnataka
The ordinance passed by Karnataka regarding stopping the killing of cattle came into effect on Tuesday after the governor cleared it. the said ordinance clears the way to punish people for killing cattle and protects those ‘acting in good faith’ to save such cattle.
The new Bar Council of India Legal Education (Post Graduate, Doctoral, Executive, Vocational, Clinical, and other continuing Education) Rules, 2020 seeks to abolish the one-year Master Degree in Law (LL.M) in India.
A plea is filed by Bina Modi to restrain her son Lalit Modi from initiating arbitration proceedings in Singapore for settling the estate of her late husband, KK Modi. Bina Modi’s two other children, Charu Bhartia and Samir Modi had also joined her in the petition.
There seems to be a hope that Uttarakhand High Court is preparing to switch from virtual hearings to normal court proceedings from Monday onwards, making sure that the health protocols for the Covid-19 are in place.
Stand-up Comedian, Munawar Faruqui was arrested in Indore on Saturday along with four others after the son of a BJP MLA filed a complaint accusing them of passing ‘indecent remarks’ about Hindu Deities and Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a New Year Show.