Mary Lavinia

Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Two Pleas Filed Praying for Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

The Court heard two writ petitions which urged that the Special Marriage Act and the Foreign Marriage Act be interpreted to also apply to the marriages of same-sex couples.  Brief Facts One couple had assailed the prevailing interpretation of the Special...

Delhi High Court Allows Early Hearing of Pleas by CBI and ED in 2G Spectrum Appeals

The Delhi High Court allowed the early hearing applications moved by Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate in appeals against acquittal of all Accused in Enforcement Directorate vs A Raja & Ors. Brief Facts The Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement...

Not Feasible to Hold AIBE Through Online Mode: Bar Council of India Tells Delhi High Court

The Bar Council of India (BCI) informed the Delhi High Court that it was not feasible to hold All India Bar Examination (AIBE) through online mode. (Purav Midha vs BCI) Brief Facts BCI reported that the procedure of holding a physical...

Plea Filed for Criminal Action Against Twitter for Promoting Khalistan Movement in Delhi High Court

Excerpt A Petition had been filed before the Delhi High Court seeking criminal action against Twitter India and its representative. This was regarding their involvement in the conspiracy to promote the Khalistan Movement (Sangeeta Sharma vs UOI).  Brief Facts Sangeeta Sharma was the...

Delhi HC Issues Notice in Centre’s Review Petition in the Draft EIA Notification 2020

The Delhi High Court issued a notice in the Central Government's review petition. This was against the order directing it to publish the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification- 2020 in regional languages. (Vikrant Tongad v. Union of India). Brief...

Delhi HC Revives Breath Analyzer Test for Air Traffic Controllers

Lifting its earlier order of stay, the Delhi High Court had allowed a breath analyzer test through the tube process for air traffic controllers (ATCs) in the case of Air Traffic Controllers’ Guild (India) vs UOI. Brief Facts The Air Traffic Controllers’...

Delhi HC Directs Removal of Defamatory Articles Against Daniel Snyder by News Website

The Delhi High Court had directed news website meaww.com to take down and block its defamatory articles against the owner of NFL's Washington Football Team, Daniel Snyder (Daniel Snyder vs Eleven Internet Services LLP & Ors). Brief Facts Snyder's grievance proceeded...

Delhi HC Refuses to Lift Stay on Sudarshan TV

The Delhi High Court refused to lift its stay on Sudarshan TV's broadcast on Muslim "infiltration" in government services (Syed Mujtaba v. UOI & Ors). Brief Facts Sudarshan TV moved the High Court for removal of stay. This was in light...

Delhi HC Asks Ashok Arora and SCBA If Mediation by a Retired SC Judge Acceptable

The Delhi High Court asked Advocate Ashok Arora, and the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), if they were open to mediation, by a retired Supreme Court judge to settle their dispute (Ashok Arora vs SCBA). Brief Facts Following Arora's call for...

Delhi HC Reserves Order in Devangana Kalita Bail Plea in a Delhi Riots Case

The Delhi High Court reserved its order last week in the bail plea by Pinjra tod activist Devangana Kalita in connection with a Delhi riots case against her. (Devangana Kalita vs State) Brief Facts Devangana Kalita was accused in as many...

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Implications in Travel Insurance in Light of the COVID-19 Crisis

As the world, today is crippled by this once in a century pandemic and as of date more than...
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Second-Round Effects of Rent Control Laws: The Argentine Case

Introduction In colonial India, a city had an issue with its cobra population, which was a problem clearly in need of a quick solution given...

Withdrawal of Judges in light of the Principle of “Nemo Judex In Causa Sua”: An Analysis

"Justice, and the arrival of that justice being delivered, is essential to the protection of the guideline of thumb of law. Justice implies - consistency, in technique and result — that is, treating like instances alike;...

Violation of Executive Instructions Cannot Be Sole Ground to Invalidate Transfer Orders: Tripura High Court

In Dr Bithika Choudhury vs the State of Tripura & Ors., a Division Bench consisting of Hon’ble Justice S. Talapatra and Hon’ble Justice S.G. Chattopadhyay...

Case Regarding Anticipatory Bail, Applicant May Be Released Imposing Suitable Conditions: Gujarat High Court

A Single-Judge Bench of Gujarat High Court consisting of Honourable Dr Justice A.P. Thakur had been hearing submissions of the Applicant to release him...