Centre Assures Kerala High Court: Phase 3 of Vande Bharat Mission will Repatriate Indians in Bangladesh
Due to COVID-19, the Government of India announced the suspension of international flights. As a result, a huge number of Indians still remain stranded in foreign countries. Many Indian citizens who wanted to come back home could not do...
Kerala HC Refers the Question of Charging More Fees for Virtual Classes to a Larger Bench
The COVID-19 outbreak has allowed educational institutions to go virtual. Hence, most schools have made constant efforts to recreate classrooms via the Internet. But, this proved to be quite challenging for them. Additionally, it is difficult for students with...
Kerala HC Dismisses PIL Challenging the State Government’s Decision to Conduct SSLC Examinations
The outbreak of COVID-19 caused examinations across the country to halt. Recently, the MHA allowed certain states to conduct their SSLC and HSLC examinations. The Kerala Government decided to go ahead with conducting exams. The suitor filed a writ...
“Bail is the Rule, Jail is the exception”, Kerala HC Orders Enquiry into the Conduct of an Arresting Officer
A full bench of the Kerala High Court pronounced judgment in April. It happened to be on the arrest of citizens in criminal cases during the lock-down. The order states the police officers need not arrest citizens for offences...
Kerala High Court: BCI Can Authorize a Full-Fledged Enquiry Into Misconduct by State Bar Council Members
The Attorney General Mr. K.K. Venugopal, questioned the misappropriation of Rs.7 crores by the trustees of the Bar Council of Kerala, in 2018. The Bar Council of India constituted a committee to inquire into the misappropriation. The Kerala High Court...
Kerala HC Directs the State Government to ensure effective coordination to ease Inter-State Travel
The outbreak of COVID-19 halted inter-state travel in India for months. For the past few weeks, the government has allowed people to travel. Some of the travellers experienced difficulties at state borders. Recently the Kerala High Court heard a...
Kerala HC Directs Centre to Consider Kerala Government’s Request for Change in Quarantine Protocol
A Division Bench of the Kerala High Court comprising Justice Anu Sivaraman and Justice M.R. Anitha heard a writ petition challenging the decision of the Kerala Government to request a dilution in the institutional quarantine period. Kerala has seen...
Kerala High Court: Custody in multiple spells for the same crime makes accused eligible for “default bail”
The Kerala High Court ruled that "default bail" can be claimed under Section 167 of the CrPC when the required period in judicial custody is satisfied over multiple spells, provided the custody is for the same alleged offence.
Towards effective interpretation: Kerala HC rules that the right to have the name of one’s choice comes within the ambit of Articles 19 and...
The Kerala High Court ruled that the right to have a name of one's choice came within the scope of Articles 19 and 21 of the Constitution. Justice Kurian used the doctrine of effective interpretation to give Rule 69.1(1) of the CBSE Examination bye-laws a rational meaning.
Kerala HC Orders Cochin Corporation and District Administration to Clean Canals and Ensure Flooding is Prevented During Monsoon
The Kerala High Court directed the Ernakulam district administration and the Cochin Corporation to work unison with the area manager for Southern Railways to ensure that all measures are taken to avoid the possible impact of floods during the monsoon season.
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