Palak Kalra

ICAI to Respond to PIL in Supreme Court Challenging “Opt-Out” Option in the ICAI Notification

The Supreme Court received a Writ Petition under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. The Petition opposed the notification issued by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. On 15th June 2020 ICAI issued a notification. This allowed CA aspirants to...

Supreme Court Issues Notice to Union Health Ministry, Says Extend Insurance to Mental Health

A Writ Petition filed in the Supreme Court was particularly under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. This was to pass mandamus to implement Section 21(4) of the Mental Health Care Act, 2017. Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide initiated the discussion on...

Supreme Court Refrains From Entertaining Petition for Decongestion of Prisons

The Supreme Court heard a petition that sought decongestion of prisons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It heard a Suo Moto writ petition on 23rd March 2020 in reply of the contagion of COVID-19 in prisons. This led to...

SC Dismisses Petition to Change the Name Of the Country to “Bharat“, Says India Is Already Called Bharat In the Constitution

A Writ Petition filed in the Supreme Court sought to change the name of the country from “India” to “Bharat”. Petitioner’s Submission The Petitioner submitted before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, saying that the country should be acknowledged by a real and...

Supreme Court Grants Permission to Tamil Nadu Government to Use Floors of Hospital Facing Demolition Action for COVID-19 Treatment

On 27.05.2020, the Supreme Court granted permission to Tamil Nadu Government to use four floors. The hospital is currently facing demolition action on the ground of unauthorised construction. This decision comes in light of the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Facts On...

Bar Council of India says Virtual Courts Cannot Serve Justice

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Courts are operating through video conferencing. In regards to virtual proceedings, the BCI recently stated that it does not serve justice. BCI’s Opinion The Bar Council Of India is a body that regulates the legal profession in...

Supreme Court: India’s Freedom will be Safe as Long as Journalists can Speak Truth to the Power Without Being Chilled by a Threat

Arnab Ranjan Goswami filed a Writ Petition before the Supreme Court. The petitioner claimed that there has been a violation of Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution. Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution confers the freedom of speech and expression to...

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