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Gauhati High Court Grants Statutory Bail to Sharjeel Imam, Accused of Giving Inflammatory Speeches During CAA Protests

On 22 May 2020, the Gauhati High Court granted statutory bail to Sharjeel Imam. It came as a sign of relief, three months after his arrest in February 2020. Who is Sharjeet Imam? Sharjeel Imam is a former student at Jawaharlal...

Gauhati High Court: COVID-19 Lockdown in Assam, Still Not a Barrier to Extra-Judicial Killings?

The High Court of Gauhati received a letter by Jayanta Hojai to start a Habeas Corpus Writ Petition. The case serves as an important benchmark for the Courts to establish rules against the misuse of power in cases of...

Gauhati High Court Grants Statutory Bail to Sharjeel Imam

On 22nd May, 2020, The Gauhati High Court granted statutory bail to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student, Sharjeel Imam. This bail came as a sign of relief, three months after his arrest in February, 2020.  Who is Sharjeel Imam? Sharjeel...

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Petition Filed in Delhi High Court Challenging the New Privacy Policy of WhatsApp

A petition has been raised before the Delhi High Court challenging the updated privacy policy of the instant messaging app, WhatsApp. It is accused of looking into the virtual activities of the users,
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Bombay High Court Says Pleas Against the Rejection of Nomination Before the Polls Is Not Maintainable

Bombay High Court on Wednesday held that a candidate cannot challenge his nomination by filing a writ petition before a court prior to the polls after his nominations have already been rejected by the Returning Officer (RO) for the Panchayat elections of January 15.

Bombay HC: It Will Be Difficult if Civic Bodies Don’t Take Action on Illegal Constructions

The Bombay High Court said on Wednesday that if the Municipal Corporations do not take action on the illegal constructions, things will become very difficult. This observation was made by a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Girish Kulkarni while hearing a PIL after the Bhiwandi building collapse on September 21st, 2020 which led to the death of 39 lives. Mumbai Thane, Ulhasnagar, Kalyan-Dombivli, Vasai-Virar, Navi Mumbai, and Bhiwandi-Nizampur corporations were filed as respondents.

Uttarakhand High Court Directed State Authorities To Frame SOP Regarding Kumbh Mela 2021

Noticing the commencement date of Kumbh Mela 2021 amid pandemic from 27 February 2021, the Uttarakhand High Court on Monday expressed concern with regard to organizing and conducting of the Mela and directed State Authorities to discuss and resolve the logistical problems which can come in organizing the Mela during the pandemic time.

Writ Petition Not Maintainable Against Mahindra Finance, Being a Purely Private Body: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court reiterated that Writ Petition against the purely private body is not maintainable and dismissed the petition which was filed against Mahindra Finance Bank as Arif Khan v. Branch Manager Mahindra Finance Sultanpur & Another.