Mary Lavinia

Centre Informs Delhi High Court of Not Having Issued Guidelines Directing People to Wear Mask When Alone in Vehicle

Excerpt: The Central Government had told the Delhi High Court that it hadn't issued any guidelines directing people to wear masks. This guideline was specifically about wearing a mask while travelling alone in a vehicle (Saurabh Sharma vs. Sub-Divisional Magistrate,...

Delhi High Court Quashes FIR Against Student Found With Twenty Live Cartridges Stating Unconscious Firearms Possession Will Not Attract Arms Act

Excerpt The Delhi High Court had quashed an FIR (First Information Report) registered against an engineering student. This was done under the Arms Act after he was found boarding a flight with 20 live cartridges, to Ahmedabad. (Adhiraj Singh Yadav...

Litigation Similar To Shows on OTT  Platforms Resembling Successive Seasons: Delhi High Court

Excerpt The Delhi High Court recently observed that litigation was similar to the dramas/shows on Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms. This observation followed the opportunity to watch content over OTT platforms by the judges. It specified stages of litigation resembling successive seasons...

Delhi HC Allows 14 NEET Aspirants to Physically Inspect Their OMR Sheets

Fourteen NEET aspirants were allowed by the Delhi High Court to physically inspect their OMR sheets at the office of the National Testing Agency (NTA). This was pursuant to a Petition apprehending tampering with answer sheets.

Delhi HC Issues Summons in Amul’s Suit Against Video Alleging Cow Torture and Cruelty

The Delhi High Court issued the summons in a suit by the owner of Amul trademark, GCMMF. The video used Amul's trademark while showing torture and cruelty to cows.

Delhi HC: Ultra Vires Decision By Wrong Authority Given to Functionary Is Void

The Delhi High Court considered when an authority given to a particular functionary was exercised by the wrong functionary, and hence the resulting decision would be ultra vires and void.

Delhi HC: Victims Are Forgotten People in Justice Delivery System, They Should be Compensated Adequately

The Delhi High Court states that victims were the forgotten people in the criminal justice delivery system, that Justice would be incomplete without adequate compensation to the victim.

Delhi High Court Directs Centre and Delhi Govt To Consider a PIL Seeking Paid Menstrual Leave as Representation

The Delhi High Court had provided direction to consider a petition as representation. The Central and Delhi governments were directed to consider the same. This petition sought paid leave for women employees during their menstruation period. This was for...

Delhi High Court Holds That False Allegation of Impotency Against Husband Constitutes Cruelty Under Hindu Marriage Act

A false allegation of impotency against the husband would amount to cruelty under the Hindu Marriage Act. The written submissions would be considered, even if it was made as a counter-allegation. Brief Facts An appeal preferred by the Appellant- wife was...

Delhi High Court Vacates Stay on the Reservation of 80% ICU Beds for COVID -19 Patients

The Delhi High Court vacated an order that stayed the Delhi Government's direction. This direction was related to 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% ICU beds for COVID-19 patients, in the matter of GNCTD vs Association of Healthcare Providers (India). Brief...

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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.