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Karnataka HC Refuses to Stay Notification Mandating Rural Service; Says Rural Stint for Doctors Is Ray of Hope for People

The Karnataka High Court stated that providing compulsory service in rural areas would constitute a ray of hope for the public and that it would sensitize doctors to the miserable health conditions in rural India.

Madras HC Dismisses Appeal Filed Against the Conviction of Pastor in POCSO Case; Says Appeal Has No Merit

The Madras High Court upheld the Mahila Courts decision in convicting a pastor accused of aggravated sexual assault. Additionally, the High Court directed the State Government to constitute committees at every school to inspect grievances pertaining to sexual assault.

Bombay HC Stays Order Permitting Operations of Temporary Slaughter Houses; Says Order Is Illegal and Arbitrary

The Bombay High Court held that the order of Bhiwandi Municipal Commissioner permitting the operations of temporary slaughterhouses was illegal and arbitrary. The Court stated that slaughtering of animals can only take place in licensed slaughterhouses.

Allahabad HC Denies Anticipatory Bail to Nurse Who Discarded Vaccines in Garbage

The Allahabad High Court denied anticipatory bail to the auxiliary nurse midwife who was accused of throwing vaccines in the garbage instead of administering it to the beneficiaries. The Court recorded that it was a criminal wastage of precious medicine.

SC Criticizes Kerala Govt’s Decision To Relax COVID-19 Restrictions for Bakrid

The Supreme Court criticized the Kerala Government’s decision to relax the Covid-19 restrictions for Bakrid and stated that giving in to pressure groups to relax restrictions was a 'sorry state of affairs.'

Supreme Court Orders the Release of Manipur Activist Leichobam Erendro Who Was Detained Under NSA, 1980

The activist hailing from Manipur who was arrested and detained under the National Security Act, 1980 was released by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on the basis of a Habeas Corpus petition that was filed by the activist’s father.

Madras HC: Acquitted Person Can Redact His Name From the Judgment as It Concerns His Right to Privacy

The Madras High Court stated that Right to Privacy is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution of India and held that a person acquitted of all charges is entitled to redact his name from the ruling so as to ensure that his Right to Privacy is not being violated.

Sc to U.P. Govt: Reconsider Kanwar Yatra; Says Religious Sentiments Are Subservient To Citizen’s Right To Life

The Supreme Court stated that all sentiments, including religious, were subservient to citizen’s fundamental right of ‘Right to health’ and ‘Right to life.’ Additionally, the Court asked the State of Uttar Pradesh to reconsider the holding of a symbolic Kanwar Yatra. The Court also asked the learned Senior Advocate appearing for the State of Uttar Pradesh to file an additional affidavit by 19th July, 2021.

Karnataka HC: Law Should Recognize That There May Be Illegitimate Parents, but No Illegitimate Children

The Karnataka High Court set aside an order which rejected an application for appointment on compassionate basis and held that no child is born without a father and a mother; hence, there may be illegitimate parents, but no illegitimate children.

Supreme Court Asks Centre: Is There a Need for a Colonial Sedition Law Even After 75 Years of Independence?

Concerned over the rampant misuse of sedition law provided under Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, the Hon’ble Supreme Court asked the Centre if a colonial-era sedition law, which was used to silence Mahatma Gandhi, Tilak etc., and suppress freedom, was needed even after 75 years of Independence.

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