Neha Thomas

[Hathras Rape Case] Kerala Journalist Siddique Kappan Granted Interim Bail by Supreme Court

The Hathras rape case sent shockwaves across the country. Numerous activists and journalists including Siddique Kappan went to report and investigate the said incident were arrested on grounds of criminal conspiracy by the Uttar Pradesh police.

Kanhaiya Kumar Summoned by Delhi Court in JNU Sedition Case

After careful perusal of the charge-sheet and consideration of the material, all the accused persons mentioned hereinabove are summoned to face trial for the offence under section 1294A/323/465/471/143/147/149/120B IPC. Accused persons be summoned through IO for 15.03.2021.

Unilateral Consent Withdrawal in Joint Petition Unsustainable: Kerala High Court

The Court stated that “unilateral withdrawal of consent by aa spouse from a joint petition filed for divorce while the other party has performed his/her obligation under the agreement is unsustainable in law.”

[Toolkit Case] 5 Days Remand for Environmental Activist Disha Ravi, Booked Under Sedition & Conspiracy

Disha Ravi who was not represented by any lawyer claimed that “I was just supporting farmers, I supported farmers because they are our future and we all need to eat.”

Madras HC to State Govt: Enforce Liquor Ban in Tamil Nadu in Phased Manner; Relies on NIMHANS Study

On Liquor Ban in Tamil Nadu, the Division Bench of the Madras High Court comprising of Justices N. Kirubakaran and B. Pugalendhi stated that “Though it is a difficult task, still every endeavour has to be made to discharge the people to drink and appeal the government to stop selling liquor.”

CAA Protestor Akhil Gogoi Denied Bail by Supreme Court

The bail application in the Supreme Court was an appeal that was filed with regard to the order that the Guwahati High Court gave. Gogoi had approached the High Court challenging the order that was given on July 13, 2020, passed by the Special Judge (NIA), Assam.

Minor’s Pregnancy Due To Rape Terminated at 26 Weeks as per Kerala High Court’s Orders

The incident was with regard to a minor rape. The girl involved is a 15-year-old minor, who is 23 weeks pregnant. The parents of the girl contended that she was not mentally prepared to accept the pregnancy. It was also contended that the girl was also at a high risk as she was traumatized by the sexual assault she was subjected to.

Suo Motu Case on Improper Functioning and Poor Infrastructure of FSL: Karnataka High Court

The Court directed the Director FSL Bengaluru and Secretary of the Home Department to file affidavits on the measures to be the adopted for better functioning of the laboratories. The Court directed the state governments to draft an action plan that should contain the guidelines that are to be followed when dealing with the pending works in the labs.

Fresh Term of Justice Pushpa V Ganediwala Reduced To One Year: Bombay High Court

Justice Pushpa Ganediwala is an Additional Judge at the High Court of Bombay. Her tenure which ended on Friday has been renewed for a period of one year against the Supreme Court collegium recommendation of 2 years.

KSLSA Asked To Conduct Detailed Survey on Children Selling Toys and Flowers on Roadside: Karnataka High Court

Children selling toys and flowers at the traffic signals is a common sight in the city of Bangalore. These children are as young as 5 years old. A PIL was filed by an organisation Letzkit Foundation which is based in the city. Karnataka High Court taking into cognisance this matter decided to hold a special hearing.

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