Vaidehi Chipkar

Bombay HC: Non-Payment of Due Wages to the Workers Violate Article 21 of the Constitution

The Bombay High Court has reprimanded the respondent's company for denial of wages to its workmen. The Court held that the financial instability of the company cannot be a ground for non-payment. This is for the reason that any...

Gujarat HC Addresses Plea Challenging Constitutional Validity of Factories Ordinance, 2020

The Gujarat State Government passed the State Ordinance to Factories Act, 1948. The petitioners alleged that the said ordinance should render the Principal Act' toothless'. The Gujarat High Court shall hear the plea on September 03, 2020. Brief facts of...

Gujarat HC Rejects Anticipatory Bail of Factory Management Accused of the Industrial Accident

The Court rejected the bail application while remembering the severe consequences of Bhopal Gas Leak, 1984. It reiterated that it is the responsibility of management to take preventive measures and avert the tragedy. Brief Facts The applicants were the factory management...

Chhattisgarh HC Sustains Dismissal of Judicial Officer Due to False Allegations Against HC Judges

The Chhattisgarh High Court upheld the termination of a Trial Court judge for filing mala fide criminal cases against the senior judges of the High Court. The Court emphasized that such actions shall tarnish the reputation of the institution as well...

Madhya Pradesh High Court Imposes Installation of Water Harvesting System as a Bail Condition

The court noted the depleting water resources at the bail applicant’s residential area. Hence, it ordered the installation and maintenance of the water harvesting system as a prerequisite for bail. This shall spread awareness regarding water conservation among the...

Gujarat High Court Rescinds State Government’s Order Restraining Unaided Schools From Fee Collection

The Gujarat High Court has quashed the Government Resolution (dated 16.07.2020) to the extent of its arbitrariness. It has imposed a greater duty on the State to safeguard the interests of citizens while not compromising the fundamental right to...

Bombay HC to Directly Address the Grievances of Public Regarding COVID- 19 Crisis Management

The COVID-19 affected persons would criticize the work of civic authorities in media. The reports included a lack of essential services and quarantine centres. Hence, the order in the present matter informs the public to approach the Court directly. Brief...

Gujarat High Court Expresses Strong Views on the Religious Appeasement Policy of State Government

The Gujarat High Court has pointed out the fallacy in State Government’s approach towards religious sentiments. It asserted that the choice of public health is mandatory over religion. The state must be cautious while considering requests and must not...

Bombay High Court: No Overlapping Jurisdiction of CCI and Arbitral Tribunal

The Bombay High Court has settled the long-term dispute in the agri-business. The judgement also serves as a precedent. It has ruled that there exists no overlap between the jurisdiction of CCI and Arbitral Tribunal. Brief Facts of the Case The...

Students of Institute of Law, Nirma University Seek Directions From Gujarat High Court Against Arbitrary Fee Demands

Nirma University in Gujarat has demanded full fees from the students. The students are seeking directions from the High Court under Article 14. The alleged demand for full fees amid COVID-19 is arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional. Brief Facts of the...

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