Sakina Kapadia

Allahabad High Court Expresses Dissatisfaction on Counsels Seeking Unnecessary Adjournments

The petition had been filed by Smt. Radha prayed to issue directions to Judicial Magistrate-I in Faizabad. The petition sought a speedy decision in a case filed under Section 12 of the Domestic Violence Act, pending since 2018.   Facts and...

Allahabad High Court Seeks Response on Compensation of Cutting Trees From National Highways Authority of India (Nhai) 

The Order had come in the form of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a bunch of law students in Uttar Pradesh. The petition sought direction from NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) and the Uttar Pradesh Government...

Delhi High Court Directs Delhi Jal Board To Make Supply of Potable Drinking Water

The High Court of Delhi in the matter of Delhi Sainik Cooperation Housing Ltd. v. Union of India & Ors held that right to have access to potable drinking water is a fundamental right. Moreover, it couldn’t be denied...

Punjab & Haryana High Court Orders Security To BJP Leader Alleged for Not Supporting Farmers Protest

The Order had come in the form of a Writ Petition filed by Tikshan Sood under Article 226 of the Constitution. The petition before the High Court of Punjab and Haryana sought a direction to authorities to provide adequate...

Unconscious Possession of Cartridges Would Not Attract Arms Act: Delhi High Court

The Order had come in the form of a writ petition filed by Mr. Adhiraj Singh. The Petition sought direction from the High Court of Delhi to quash an FIR filed against him under the Arms Act, 1959. Facts of...

Delhi High Court Orders the Release of a Married Woman From Children’s Home

A Writ of Habeas Corpus had been filed by Mr. Avinash Sarvan in the High Court of Delhi. The Petition sought a direction to release the wife of the Petitioner who is illegally detained in the Children's Home. Facts of...

Delhi High Court Direct Banks To Hold-off Classification of Accounts as Fraudulent

The order had come by way of a few writ petitions filed by Former Executive Officer and Director of Reliance Infrastructure, Punit Garg. The Petition had challenged the recent move of Union Bank of India and Indian Overseas to...

“Right To Live-in Can’t Be Denied Merely Because the Man Is Not Yet of Marriageable Age” : Punjab and Haryana High Court

The present Petition was filed under Article 226 of the Constitution before the High Court of Punjab and Haryana. The Petitioners herein sought the protection of their life and liberty as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of...

Punjab & Haryana High Court Orders to Videograph the Entire Transit in Gangster Bishnoi’s Case

Excerpt The order came in a criminal writ moved by Lawrence Bishnoi in Punjab and Haryana High Court. In the present plea, the petitioner Bishnoi had expressed fear of 'False Encounter' by Police during transit as was done in...

Delhi High Court Restrains AIIMS Nurses Union From Continuing Strikes

Around 3,000 to 5,000 Nurses of AIIMS went on an indefinite strike over several demands on December 14, due to which AIIMS approached the High Court of Delhi and sought a direction to restrain the strike. The Delhi HC in this regard restrained the strikes.

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SC: Under-21 Convicts Can Be Given Less Than Minimum Sentence, Resorts To Probation of Offenders Act

The Supreme Court resorted to the Probation of Offenders Act to sidestep the mandate under Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code that mentions a sentence of not less than 7 years to those convicted of armed robbery, to give a chance to two young convicts to reform their lives.
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Environment Protection Act Passed at the Instance of Foreign Powers: NHAI in Karnataka HC

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) claimed in a submission that the Environment Protection Act 1986 was passed not only for the protection of the environment by the parliament but also at the instance of foreign powers. This statement was made while referring to a UN conference and got the NHAI into great trouble in the Karnataka High Court.

Delhi High Court To Implement a Hybrid System Through Virtual and Physical Hearing

On Friday the Delhi High Court said that they have initiated steps to implement a mode wherein hearing can be done by virtual as well as physical mode. The Delhi High Court is aiming to implement the Hybrid mode. It stated that when the particular bench is conducting a virtual hearing the lawyer may opt for this mode after giving prior intimation about the same.

Mercy Plea of Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case To Be Decided in Four Weeks, TN Governor To Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of one of the convicts serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, AG Perarivalan will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December 30, 2015.

Bombay High Court Questions FIR Over Journalist Alleged of Communist Comment on WhatsApp

An FIR lodged against the editor of Marathi newspaper, Rajkumar Chhajed has been questioned by the Bombay High Court. The Maharashtra Police has accused Chhajed of creating a rift between the two communities based on a WhatsApp message.