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Honour Rights Of Mentally Ill Persons: PIL In Delhi HC For Implementation Of Mental Healthcare Act, 2017

A 2015 WHO report suggests that one in five Indians is likely to suffer during their lifetime from depression. Premised on this and the social stigma attached with persons facing psychological issues, an advocate has moved the Delhi High Court seeking effective implementation of Mental Healthcare Act, 2017 which took a leap from the previous 1987 Act by...

Maternity leave of 180 days is petitioner’s right as per Allahabad HC

Allahabad High Court granted petitioner's request and directed District Basic Education Officer, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh to allow petitioner her full six months maternity leave. Facts of the case Petitioner Anshu Rani has been working as Anudeshak since 2013 at Purwa Madhyamik...

Madhya Pradesh High Court Confirms Death Penalty To Youth Accused Of Minors Rape & Murder

On Thursday the MP High Court confirmed the death penalty awarded to a youth who was accused of rape and murder of 16-year-old girl. The Session Court had convicted Rabbu Alias Sarvesh under sections 5(g)/6 of the POCSO Act...

Price Escalation And Change In Foreign Law Cannot Be Considered A Force Majeure Event: Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court (“HC) in the case of Coastal Andhra Power Limited v. Andhra Pradesh Central Power Distribution Co. Ltd. Has held that price escalation and change in foreign law cannot be considered a force majeure event. The judgment...

A Suit of Recovery of Possession of Temple Property by a Worshipper Can Not be maintained: Kerala High Court

The High Court of Kerala allowed a second appeal on the principle that a worshipper cannot maintain a suit for recovery of possession of properties which are dedicated to a temple. In the judgment delivered by Justice P...

Maternity Benefits Are Available To Contractual Employees As Well Rules Kerala High Court

Kerala High Court reaffirmed that even contractual employees are entitled to Maternity Benefits. Laws in India allows every working pregnant woman certain benefits such as paid leave of absence from work for a fixed period of time to look after new-born...

Does It Behove The State Government To Treat The Lokayukta In Such A Casual And Irresponsible Manner, Says Allahabad HC

Facts  Justice Sanjay Misra was appointed as the Uttar Pradesh State Lokayukta under section 3 of the Act, 1975 vide order dated 29.01.2016 and on his joining on the said post on 31.01.2016 he was...

The Caste System Is Curse To The Nation, Sooner It Is Destroyed The Better: Delhi High Court

Case Shri. Dasuklang Kharjana Vs. State of Meghalaya & Ors Brief Facts The petitioner was appointed as Assistant Teacher at Kynshi Presbyterian Upper Primary School, Kynshi. In 2015...

No Relief To Sanjay Nirupam, Smriti Irani Gets A Clean Chit From Delhi High Court

Brief Facts Nirupam, a former Congress MP, had filed the complaint against Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani, alleging that on December 20, 2012, when the Gujarat Assembly poll result were announced, the Bharatiya...

Bombay High Courts Acquits 6 Deaths Row Convicts: Yavatmal Human Sacrifice Case

Nagpur bench of the Bombay HC acquitted the six convicts in the Yavatmal human sacrifice case. The judgment was passed by the bench consisting of PN Deshmukh and Justice MG Gibraltar. Accused namely 1. Lalya Vasantrao Attam  2. Devidas...

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Sweden’s Idealistic Equality 

Introduction On 28th​ August, 2020 violent protests broke out in the southern Swedish city of Malmo after followers of far-right...

Gujarat HC Dismisses Petition to Allow Parsis to Perform Customary Funeral Rites; Says Fundamental Rights Are Subject to Public Order, Morality and Health

The Gujarat High Court dismissed the petition seeking directions from the Court permitting the petitioners to carry out funeral rites according to their religious practices and held that “the safety and the welfare of the State is the supreme law.”

Right of Senior Citizen to Exclusively Reside in Own House Must Be Viewed From Prism of Article 21: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court while holding that senior citizen’s have exclusive right to reside in their house stated that their children and children’s spouses are only licensees.

Kerala HC Rejects Plea Against Road Widening; Says God Will Forgive Us if Religious Institutions Are Affected by Road Development Projects

According to the Kerala High Court, the petitions had raised no valid point which proved mala-fide intentions or illegality on the part of the respondents.

SC Upholds the Order of National Green Tribunal Banning Firecrackers in Areas With Poor Air Quality

The Hon’ble Supreme Court upheld the order of the National Green tribunal in banning the use of firecrackers during Covid-19 in areas with poor air quality. According to the Court it was the need of the hour.