Vaidehi Chipkar

Gujarat High Court Dismisses Allegations of Adultery and Homosexuality Against Divorced Mother

The applicant, Ms Chavda, was married to one, Ajrudin Mamti under Special Marriages Act, 1955. A pair of twins were born out of the marriage. However, they agreed to divorce on a stamp paper of Rs. 100 on 14.08.2019....

Gujarat High Court to Hear Plea Seeking Monetary Compensation for COVID-19 Patients

The petitioner, Advocate Neel Lakhani, has filed a PIL seeking compensation for people suffered due to COVID-19. The plea highlights the grants received by the government and assistance provided through the same. It does not include any compensation for...

Madhya Pradesh High Court: Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, Non-Applicable Against In-Laws

The applicants filed an anticipatory bail in the Madhya Pradesh High Court. They apprehended arrest under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. The Court rationalized the provisions under the said Act while granting bail. Brief Facts of...

Madhya Pradesh High Court Disposes of Plea Seeking Ban on Tiktok as ‘Infructuous’

The petitioner filed public interest litigation against a mobile application. He requested a ban on the application. The Court disposed of the plea in light of orders passed by the Centre imposing a nation-wide ban. Facts of the Case  The petitioner, Mr. Naman...

Madhya Pradesh High Court Dismisses Plea Seeking Advocate’s Presence During Search and Seizure Under the GST Act

The GST officers have ordered a search of the petitioner’s manufacturing unit. The petitioner has challenged the impugned order. He further requested the presence of his lawyer, fearing coercion by the officials. The name of the case is, Subhash...

Madhya Pradesh High Court Orders Finalization of National Policy on Rare Diseases Within Six Months

The petitioner filed a writ petition under Article 226 of the Constitution; he needed financial help for a medical emergency. The Court has ordered the Government to complete the policy within six months. Brief Facts of Case  The petitioner’s four-year-old suffers...

Gujarat High Court: Legal Awareness Required to Prevent Minor Boys From the Label of ‘Offender’, Especially Under POCSO

The Gujarat High Court has shed light on the crimes committed by minor boys under the POCSO Act, 2012. The Court expressed concern for highlighting the need for legal awareness. This is in the context of preventing serious crimes by...

Gujarat High Court Grants Bail to 33 Migrant Workers, Instates Them as ‘Victims’ and Not ‘Criminals’

The Gujarat HC granted bail to the 33 migrant workers arrested on 18.05.2020. The decision comes in the light of several atrocities taking place against migrant workers during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Brief Facts of the Case  The applicants were migrant...

Subject to BCI Approval, Bar Council of Gujarat Permits Salaried Employment to Advocates Till December 2020

The Bar Council of Gujarat has passed a resolution on June 21, 2020. The resolution permits needy advocates to engage in alternative employment. This is amid the COVID crisis. Hence, it exempts Section 35 of the Advocates’ Act, 1961. Background  The Government...

NIA Probe Challenged In Bombay High Court By Two Accused in the Elgar Parishad Case

The human rights lawyer and the writer-activist accused in Elgar Parishad case approached the Bombay High Court. They alleged the transfer of probe from Pune Police to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as ‘politically motivated’. Brief Facts of the Case A...

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