Covid-19

Delhi High Court Issues a Notice In Plea Moved Seeking Movement of Lawyers In and Out of Delhi By Bar Council of Delhi

The Bar Council of Delhi brought a plea before the HC regarding the movement of advocates in and out of Delhi, who resides in the areas of NCR. The Delhi High Court has issued the notice to all the concerned respondent States (Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh) and Union of India for further hearing.

Delhi High Court Declines to Entertain the Plea For the Protection of Sex Workers and LGBT Community Members During Lockdown

The plea was brought before the HC of Delhi for providing protection, security and welfare scheme to the sex workers and LGBT community members during the time of lockdown. However, the High Court declined to entertain the petition after considering the matter. A detailed order from the court giving reasons for dismissal is awaited.

Plea Moved In Delhi High Court To Seek Directions For Online Delivery of Liquor

The Petitioner has moved before the High Court to seek directions for the Government to initiating an online delivery system for liquor as it is not prohibited by the Delhi Excise Act, in order to curb the recent issue of huge crowds lining outside liquor shops and negligence of social distancing at such places. The Petitioner also suggested various other ways through which the crowd can be controlled.

Misinformation and Human Rights Violation Causing Health Issues during COVID-19 Pandemic

The spread of misinformation regarding the safety measures to prevent COVID-19 can cause serious health issues to the general public. The Human Right to stay healthy is being violated by the spread of incorrect information as it encourages people not to follow the precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Social Media platforms must also act responsibly and take proper steps to curb the spread of incorrect information for the interest of the general public.

Delhi High Court Directs the Government to Cater the Issue of Denial of Access to Food to Poor During the Lockdown

In order to cater the issue of denial of access to food to the poor and under-privileged people and to implement the provisions of the National Food Security Act, the High Court of Delhi directs the Government to take various steps to ensure distribution of food grains at all times and to ensure that the ration shops are open at the working hours for both PDS and non-PDS residents.

Delhi High Court Fixes the Price of Coronavirus Rapid Test Kits as Rs 400 Per Kit, 40% Less Than ICMR Approved Rate

The Present Petition deals with the release of 7.24 lacs COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits and other materials related to COVID-19, which have been imported and/or are being imported by the Respondents from China. The Delhi High Court capped the price of the Rapid Test Kits for COVID19 as Rs. 400, 40% less than ICMR approved rate.

Delhi High Court Declines to Entertain the Plea to Restrain the Delhi Government from Classifying COVID-19 Cases Under “Tabhligi” Category

A Writ Petition was moved before the High Court of Delhi on the 17th of April 2020 by the Advocate MM Kashyap to seek directions to restrain the Government of Delhi and their administration from using terms like “Tablighi...

Delhi High Court Refuses To Give Urgent Hearing To Plea Seeking Directions For Waiver of School Fees And Charges During The Period Of Lockdown

The present Writ Petition has been recently moved to the High Court of Delhi by the Petitioner, Amit Sahni, seeking directions to all the private and unaided schools to waive the fees and charges during the period of lockdown...

Punjab & Haryana High Court: Administration may lay down the Parameters for Social Distancing during Distribution of Essential Items, may take actions against Violators

The Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh in the case of Adityajit Singh Chadha vs Union of India & Ors, disposed of a petition with an observation that the Administration may lay down the parameters for social distancing...

Delhi High Court: Petition Moved To Seek Directions For The Treatment of Non-COVID Patients In Hospitals

The present writ petition (Yash Aggarwal & Anr. v. Union of India and Ors.) has been moved by the Petitioners, Yash Aggarwal and Chitrakshi, in front of the Delhi High Court on 13th April 2020, for enforcement of the...

Supreme Court issues notice to Unorganized Labour Payments amid Lockdown due to Coronavirus

On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a new coronavirus which causes an illness known as COVID-19 as a global emergency that spread to at least 170 countries back then. By March 11, 2020, WHO declared...

Karnataka High Court: PIL filed against Pharma Company allegedly responsible for Community Spread of COVID-19

A PIL has been filed in the Karnataka High Court against a Pharma company after employees of the company's plant in Mysore district tested positive for COVID-19. Around 27 people have been contracted the virus, including employees of Jubilant...

Delhi High Court Directs Yes Bank to Restore ‘Status Quo Ante’ With Respect to Anant Raj Limited’s Loan Classified as NPA Due to COVID-19

In the case of Anant Raj Limited v Yes Bank, Anant Raj Limited, the petitioner, approached the Delhi High Court to seek direction to Yes Bank not to take coercive/ adverse steps and not declare the account of the...

Delhi High Court Directing The Concerned Authorities To Take Necessary Steps To Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19 Virus In Prisons

The present petition was placed in front of the High Court of Delhi to seek directions for taking immediate steps to temporarily release all the under trials and convicts, who are accused of offences where the maximum period of...

[COVID-19] Calcutta HC Directs Authorities To Release Inmates And Under-Trials For A Period Of Three Months

The Calcutta High Court recently constituted a committee to issue a report regarding the measures being taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 or Coronavirus. Keeping the instructions provided by the Apex Court on 23rd March as well as...

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Kerala HC: First Examine Whether the Course Adopted by the Corporation Is Correct and Then Implement Remedial Measures so Prescribed

The petitioner had prayed in the writ petition for a direction to the Corporation and its officials to ensure that the restoration work of the road was continued and completed only after having removed the existing bituminous road surface and to ensure that the level of the existing road was not increased by the restoration work.

Kerala HC: FIR in Case of Corruption Needs To Be Registered Only After Preliminary Enquiry

On the 8th day of June 2021, the Honorable High Court of Kerala heard and decided a Civil Writ Petition matter filed seeking Writ of Mandamus against the police authorities to register the First Information Report and conduct the investigation.

Kerala HC: Court Cannot Verify Genuineness of Allegations u/s 482 of CrPC

On the 8th Day of June 2021, the Honourable Kerala High Court heard and decided a Criminal Miscellaneous Petition (Cr. M.C) under section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 (Cr. P.C).

Kerala HC: Environmental Clearance Is Required for Expansion of Pre-Existing Projects

The petition was filed challenging the validity of Environmental Impact Assessment, 2006 rules on the buildings whose construction was started before the issue of rules.

Kerala HC: Panchayat’s Permission to Set Up Industrial Units Exempted if Power Is Less Than 5

On the 11th day of June 2021, the Honourable High Court of Kerala disposed of a Civil Writ Petition in which the Petitioner had sought a prohibitory order of performing unauthorized furniture manufacturing adjacent to the residential area.