Palak Kalra

Supreme Court Denies Stay on the Investigation Plea by Rhea Chakraborty

The Supreme Court recently received a petition that sought a stay on the investigation by Bihar Police. It also asked the protection to the Petitioner. Facts of the Case   On 14th June 2020, Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide....

Supreme Court: Delhi University to Declare Result of Law Student Which Was Withheld

The Supreme Court received a petition that sought declaration of the result of a law student. The result was withheld because of short attendance caused due to the pregnancy. Petitioner’s submission  A final year law student in Delhi University filed the...

Petition in Supreme Court to Transfer FIR From Patna to Mumbai Filed by Rhea Chakraborty

On 29th July 2020, the Supreme Court received a Petition. The plea sought the transfer of an FIR from Patna to Mumbai. Additionally, it demanded a stay on the investigation by the Bihar Police on the matter. Brief Facts of...

Supreme Court Issues Notice to Declare the “Country of Origin” of Products on Online Platforms

The Supreme Court received a petition. It sought directions to make “country of origin” of goods declared by business houses mandatory. Above all, the purpose of the law is to help public boycotting of Chinese products. Petitioner's Submission Advocate Divya Jyoti...

Supreme Court: Prashant Bhushan’s Tweet Brought Disrepute to the Administration of Justice

The Supreme Court on 22nd July 2020, took a Suo Motu case (on its own motion). The Court took action on the application filed by Advocate Mahek Maheshwari. The prayer was to take action against inappropriate Tweets posted by...

Supreme Court Asks Bar Clerk’s Association to Withdraw Plea

The Supreme Court received a writ petition. The Petitioner claimed there was a violation of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. Article 21 confers 'Right to Life and Personal Liberty'. Facts of the Case  This Petition is on behalf of the...

Plea Filed to Quash FIRs for Derogatory Statement Against Sufi Saint, Parties to File Response

The Supreme Court recently received a Petition. The Petition sought to quash FIRs and Police Complaints filed against the Petitioner. Brief Facts of the Case  The Petitioner is a host of a TV show "Aar Par". On June 15 2020, a...

Supreme Court Seeks Response From Centre and 13 States In the Kerala Elephant Tragedy

A Petition filed in the Supreme Court challenged barbaric ways to ward off wild animals. The issue grabbed attention after the death of a pregnant elephant in Kerala. Brief facts of the Case  On 27th May 2020, the locals left out...

Supreme Court Dismisses the Plea to Cancel Bail of AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal

The Supreme Court received a Petition. The Petition sought cancellation of the bail granted to the MLA of AAP Prakash Jarwa. Facts of the Case On 24th June 2020, High Court of Delhi granted bail to AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal. He is...

The Mind has No Skin; May I Ask What Colour is God’s Skin: Punjab and Haryana High Court on the Racial-Slur Case

On 1 July 2020, the Punjab and Haryana High Court closed the proceedings in the case of Amarjit Singh v. State of Punjab. The case grabbed attention due to the use of racial-slur in the charge sheet. Facts of the Case  The...

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Supreme Court Dismisses Appeals Against Termination of Over 8000 Teachers

The Supreme Court dismissed a series of petitions by teachers against the termination of their services. The Bench held that when the very employment...

Former DMK MLA Rajkumar Acquitted by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has acquitted MLA Rajkumar in a rape and murder case of a 15-year-old minor girl. Justice N Satish Kumar pronounced...