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Former DMK MLA Rajkumar Acquitted by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has acquitted MLA Rajkumar in a rape and murder case of a 15-year-old minor girl. Justice N Satish Kumar pronounced the judgment of the acquittal. Brief Facts of the Case  The victim hailed from Kerala and was...

Delhi High Court: Online Open Book Examination Doesn’t Harm Student’s Rights

The High Court of Delhi on Friday allowed Delhi University (DU) to proceed with its online Open Book Examinations (OBE) for final year students. The Court declined the student's plea to stay the exam. However, it passed a slew...

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...

Delhi HC: High Courts Under Article 266 Cannot Determine Matters of National Security

In the present case, the Division Bench consisted of Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Justice Asha Menon. After analysing the circumstances of the case, the Court refused to interfere in the government’s direction over issues about national security. Brief Facts...

Bombay High Court Approves MMRDA Plans to Cut Mangrove Trees to Build Metro Line-4

The Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA), the petitioner instituted the Writ Petition. The petitioner seeks permission to start construction work for Metro Line – 4. The Court grants permission and disposes of the petition. Brief Facts of the Case A...

Allahabad High Court Grants Interim Relief to Government Counsel Accused of Rape

On July 31st, the Allahabad High Court granted Interim Relief from Arrest to Shailender Singh Chauhan, Additional Chief Standing Counsel at the Allahabad High Court until the next hearing of the case. The case pending before the Court is...

Allahabad High Court Seeks State’s Response on the Release of Paediatrician Dr. Khan

The Allahabad High Court has asked the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to file their replies in the habeas corpus plea seeking the release of Dr Kafeel Khan, who is detained under the National Security Act (NSA) for giving...

Allahabad High Court Extends All the Interim Orders Until 30 August 2020

The High Court of Allahabad had made certain directions in extending the term of all the interim orders due to the lockdown and rising number of COVID-19 cases. The order dated 29 July 2020 was extended up to 31...

Jammu & Kashmir High Court: Approach the Court for Justice With Clean Hands

On 6th August 2020, Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul heard the case of Ghar Singh vs Union Territory of J&K and others, via video-conferencing. The Court dismissed the Writ Petition as it was devoid of any merit. Facts of the case On...

Madhya Pradesh High Court: Writ for Habeas Corpus Cannot Be Filed in Civil Disputes

A writ petition in the nature of habeas corpus is filed before the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The petitioner claims that his wife is in the illegal confinement of her parents. He requests the Court to direct his wife...
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Former DMK MLA Rajkumar Acquitted by Madras High Court

The Madras High Court has acquitted MLA Rajkumar in a rape and murder case of a 15-year-old minor girl. Justice N Satish Kumar pronounced...