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Interim Orders Need Not Be Extended Any Further Than 15th July: Madras High Court

EXCERPT:  On Monday, July 12, the Madras High Court pronounced that any further extension of interim orders beyond July 15 was not necessary for the present conditions. Through this order, it overruled a previous order of June 29 pertaining to...

Delhi High Court on Validity of the Tribal Customs and Relativism in Divorce

Facts: The parties are a married couple seeking a divorce, both of whom are Meena Community members who follow Hindu traditions with a minor child. According to the wife, the Meena community is covered by the exclusion under Section 2(2)...

Supreme Court Observes That the Creation of an Offence by Statute Leads Society to Suffer Injury

EXCERPT: The petition was filed under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to quashing the complaint filed by the Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, Surat, which resulted in Criminal Case No. 23693 of 2019 pending...

Supreme Court Says That the Legality of the Government’s Economic Policies Is Not Subject to Legal Inquiry Unless They Are In Violation of the...

Author:   Excerpt: The petitioner filed this appeal against an order of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana's Division Bench in Chandigarh. The court dismissed the writ petitions, ruling that the Punjab State Co-operative Milk Producers Federation Ltd. is a state...

The Central Information Commission Disposed of the Appeal by Ratifying the Response Given by the CPIO

Excerpt The Central Information Commission on the date July 6th, 2021 decided on a case where the appellant was dissatisfied with the response given by the CPIO. Even the FAA’S order was not accepted by him. So, he approached the...

Notice Issued to the Union and Maharashtra Government on PIL Alleging Privacy Breach by Truecaller App :Bombay High Court

Excerpt The Bombay High Court issued notices to the union and Maharashtra government against the Truecaller app alleging its operation of shared data is illegal and a breach of privacy. Petitioner’s submission The PIL was initially filed stating that the Truecaller app...

PIL Filed Regarding the Amendment Made in Goa Victim Compensation Scheme 2012: Bombay High Court – Goa Bench

Excerpt  A plea was filed in Bombay High Court, Goa bench challenging the decision to relinquish the state and district legal service authority from awarding compensation in the amendment made in Goa victim compensation scheme 2012. Petitioner's Submissions  The organization named scan...

Option of Adoption Need Not Be Restricted Only to Children in Conflict With the Law, A Child in Need of Care and Protection, An...

Excerpt: The Bombay High Court, Nagpur bench directed that the adoption of a child need not be restricted only to children in conflict with the law, children in need of care and protection, an orphan, surrendered and abandoned child and...

All the Writ Courts Are Courts of Equity, They Are Not Known to Deny Relief to Aggrieved on Technical Grounds per se: Karnataka High...

Excerpt On 6.07.2021, the Dharwad bench of the Karnataka High court had partly allowed an intra-court Writ Appeal regarding the matter of electricity arrears with Rs. 17.36 crore. Brief Facts of the Case The Petitioner filed a Writ Petition against the power...

Instilling a Sense of Personal Morality Not a Duty of the Court: Madras High Court

Excerpt On 1.7.21, the Madras High Court decided on a petition filed under Article 226 of the Indian Constitution requesting a ban on all online and offline video games. The Court disposed of this petition as it believed that this...

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New It Rules: On Legal Thin Ice

Overview of IT Rules 2021 The Indian government has taken the first important step toward supervising major tech platforms....

Job Post: Vacancy for multiple posts at Office of the Commissioner, Labour and Employment, Panaji

Applications are invited by the Commissioner, Labour and Employment, Shram Shakti Bhavan, 2nd Floor, Patto Plaza, Panaji – Goa, for filling up of the...

SC Cancels Bail Granted to Murder Accused; Says We Can’t Have Two Parallel Legal Systems for the Rich and the Common Man

The Hon’ble Supreme Court cancelled the accused person’s bail and stated that a judiciary that is susceptible to political pressures would allow politicians to operate with impunity and incentivize criminality to flourish.

Madras HC Restrains State From Acquiring Buses Without Disabled Friendly Amenities

The Madras High Court restrained the State from acquiring more buses as part of public transport as long as it did not conform to the notification issued on 20th September 2016 mandating disabled friendly amenities in buses.

Job Post: Vacancy for Research Associate with CPA Project [Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project], Bhopal: Apply by July 31

About the Organisation The Criminal Justice & Police Accountability Project is Bhopal-based research and litigation intervention working to build accountability against the unjust criminalisation of...