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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...

Once an Order Is Passed, The Executive Magistrate Doesn’t Have Any Power to Re-Open and Review His Order and No Such Power Is Given...

Excerpt A Criminal Revision Case was filed under Section 397 r/w Section 401 of CrPC to call for entire records on the files of the Executive Magistrate and Deputy Commissioner of Police and set aside the order.  Facts of the case The...

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...

Supreme Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance of Problems and Miseries of Migrant Labourers

Excerpt  Several migrant labourers have been stuck as a result of the nationwide lockdown declared on March 25 and subsequent extensions. Many workers resorted to travelling hundreds of kilometres back home because they lacked the financial resources to survive the...

Will Hear Opinions of the State and Third Parties, for Deciding a Matter on the Biased Nature of NEET: Madras High Court

  Excerpt: On 5th July 2021, in a matter on the setting up of a committee by the State to ascertain if NEET had prejudicially affected socially backward classes, the Madras High Court decided to hear the outlook of the State...

Payment of Arrears of Electricity Charges for the Property Is a Requirement for Permitting the Power Connection: Karnataka High Court

Excerpt The Dharwad Bench of Karnataka High Court in a recent case held that the payment of the reasonable arrears of electricity charges are necessary to be paid even by the new owner of a property to get access to...

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...

The Status of the Hindu Joint Family Is Not Vitiated Even if Partitioned, Yet a Possibility of Reunion Can Revert the Status: Supreme Court

Excerpt The court in this case held that the family was regarded with the status of Joint Hindu Family irrespective of the partition deed because the intentions of the parties weren’t altered and deprecated for the three branches.  Facts The partition dated...

No Substantive Difference Between Section 82(1) and 82(4) For Proclamation Under Crpc: Madhya Pradesh High Court

Excerpt The Madhya Pradesh High Court held that in the case of anticipatory bail, the proclamation proceedings under Section 82 (1) and Section 82(4) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 are similar and have no particular difference.  Facts According to the...

Deciding the Executive Council’s Jurisdiction Not Within the Court’s Ambit: Sikkim High Court

Excerpt In this writ appeal case filed before the Hon'ble High Court of Sikkim, the appellants challenged the judgment of the single-judge bench of Justice Bhaskar Raj Pradhan on the grounds that the decision of the court on the issue...

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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...