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13th May, 2022 (Friday)

1. In the case of Arshika S vs the State of Kerala, while declining to order a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the murder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) member A Sanjith, the Kerala High Court recently made some scathing observations regarding the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and Popular Front of India (PFI) who are suspected to be behind the murder. Full Story

2. In the case of Haji Abdul Ghani Khan and Anr. vs Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court on Friday sought the response of the central government and the Election Commission of India to the plea challenging the notifications for the delimitation of assembly constituencies in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Full Story

3. In an unprecedented development, in the case of Delhi Andaman and Nicobar Island Civil Services Officers Association vs Ministry of Home Affairs, a lawyer barged inside the chamber of the chairperson of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Manjula Das and threatened her for passing an order against the central government in a case pending before the tribunal. Full Story

4. A Mumbai court on Friday rejected the petition filed by former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh seeking permission for transfer to a private hospital of his choice for getting shoulder surgery. Full Story

12th May, 2022 (Thursday)

1. In the case of Dr Rajneesh Singh vs Union of India and Ors, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking the opening of certain rooms of the Taj Mahal to put to rest the “alleged history” of the monument. Full Story

2. In the case of Jitender Narayan Tyagi alias Wasim Rizvi vs the State of Uttarakhand & Anr, the Supreme Court on Thursday batted for peace and love between communities while hearing a bail plea filed by Jitendra Tyagi (formerly known as Waseem Rizvi) arrested in connection with the investigation into the hate speeches at the Hardiwar Dharam Sansad held in December 2021. Full Story

3. In the case of CBI vs Sanjay Gupta and Ors, Former Managing Director (MD) of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), Chitra Ramkrishna, accused of frequently revising the designation and compensation of another former NSE employee Anand Subramanian, was on Thursday denied bail by a Special CBI Court in the NSE co-location scam case. Full Story

4. In the case of RIT Foundation vs Union of India, a division bench of Delhi High Court on Wednesday delivered a split verdict regarding the criminalisation of marital rape. Justice C Hari Shankar, who was one of the two judges on the bench, ruled against criminalising marital rape and refused to strike down Exception 2 to section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, which exempts non-consensual sex by a man with his wife from the ambit of rape. Full Story

11th May, 2022 (Wednesday)

1. In the case of CBI vs Ajoy Bar and connected pleas, the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday pulled up the counsel appearing for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for not being aware of the facts in the West Bengal post-poll violence case. Full Story

2. In Subrata Mazumdar vs Dr Vidya Yeravdekar & Ors, an employee of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, has approached the Bombay High Court against a communication by the university compelling employees who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to go on unpaid leave until they are fully vaccinated. Full Story

3. In the case of State of Madhya Pradesh vs Golu, the Madhya Pradesh High Court last week directed appropriate action to be taken against a special judge hearing cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 (POCSO Act) after he failed to consider crucial medical evidence while acquitting an accused. Full Story

10th May, 2022 (Tuesday)

1. A division bench of the Delhi High delivered a split verdict in the marital rape case on the validity of exception 2 to section 375 of the Indian Penal Code. The exception effectively provides that charges of rape cannot be attracted against a man who has non-consensual sex with his wife. Full Story

2. In the case of SG Vombatkere vs Union of India, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday asked the central government and states to refrain from registering any cases for the offence of sedition under section 124A of the Indian Penal Code. Full Story

3. In the case of Hindu Front for Justice vs Union of India, the Indore Bench of Madhya Pradesh issued notice to the central and state governments and the Archaeological Survey of India in a petition seeking to reclaim the Bhojshala complex located in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar for Hindus and prohibit Muslims from offering Namaz in its premises. Full Story

4. In the case of Naziya B & Ors. vs the State of Kerala, while directing the Kerala University of Health Sciences to disburse maternity benefits to three contract employees, the Kerala High Court on Tuesday observed that employers have an obligation to ensure that maternity is not detrimental to the professional career of female employees. Full Story

9th May, 2022 (Monday)

1. In the case of SG Vombatkere vs Union of India, the Supreme Court told the Central Government, in a significant development, that it has decided to re-examine and reconsider section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalises the offence of sedition. Full Story

2. In the case of West Bengal State Election Commission and Anr. vs Soumendu Adhikari and Ors, the Supreme Court stayed the order passed by the Calcutta High Court directing the West Bengal State Election Commission to send the CCTV footage of Contai Municipal Election for forensic audit to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL). Full Story

3. In the case of Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind vs NDMC, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) informed the Supreme Court that the Jahangirpuri demolition drive was given an unwarranted communal colour by the petitioners. Full Story

4. In the case of M/s Kelkar and Kelkar vs M/s Hotel Pride Executive Private Limited, the Supreme Court recently held that a High Court should not entertain a writ petition under Article 226 if a statute provides an appellate remedy and the same is not exhausted. Full Story

7th May, 2022 (Saturday)

1. In the case of Rima Chawla vs Manager, ESBEDA showroom, Phoenix market city, a Mumbai District Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission recently imposed over ₹35,000 costs on a store of ESBEDA, a premium leather accessories selling company, for charging ₹20 for a carry bag over and above the price paid by a customer for an item purchased from the store. Full Story

2. In the case of Amol Vyavhare vs Purnima Shrirangi, publishing a news article about a rift within two sections of the police department would not amount to an offence under section 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code, the Bombay High Court held on Friday. Full Story

3. The Delhi High Court in the case of Universal City Studios vs Vegamovies.run & Ors, recently ordered the blocking of 12 websites that were illegally streaming, hosting and disseminating the original content of Universal Studios LLC without the company’s authorisation. Full Story

4. In the case of Chandresh Marskole vs the State of Madhya Pradesh, the Madhya Pradesh High Court acquitted and granted ₹42 lakh compensation to a former medical student from a Scheduled Tribe community who was wrongly convicted of murder. Full Story

6th May, 2022 (Friday)

1. In the case of Canara Bank Staff Union vs Union of India & Ors, the Bombay High Court on Friday came down upon the central government for failing to fill vacancies in tribunals. A Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice VG Bisht was frustrated that the central government had been delaying the appointment of officers in various tribunals causing inconvenience to the litigants. Full Story

2. In the case of Thampi VS vs the State of Kerala, the Kerala High Court on Friday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition which sought to prevent alleged forced vaccination of children across the state. Full Story

3. In the case of Prashant Bhushan vs Union of India and Anr, Justice UU Lalit of the Supreme Court on Friday offered to recuse from hearing a matter related to appeals against criminal contempt pleas after stating that he had been involved as Amicus Curiae in one of the cases before his elevation to the Bench. Full Story

4. In the case of A Divya Reddy vs Union of India, the Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central and state governments in a plea seeking directions to carry out artificial insemination of indigenous cows as opposed to foreign breeds. Full Story

5th May, 2022 (Thursday)

1. In the case of Wokeflix Through Megha Choubey vs Union of India and Ors, Facebook (now Meta Platforms) has informed the Delhi High Court that it is a private party and, therefore, the right to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Indian Constitution cannot be asserted against it. Full Story

2. In the case of TJ vs NDMC & Ors, a three-month-old toddler has moved to the Delhi High court seeking the right to maternal care after his mother was denied maternal leave by her employer, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). Full Story

3. The Supreme Court recently allowed for the release of Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Jhund’ on over the top (OTT) platform by staying a status quo order of the Telangana High Court. Full Story

4. In the case of the State of Maharashtra vs Rohit Chandrakant Jadhav, a special court in Mumbai recently convicted a 26-year-old man for offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act for sexually assaulting and impregnating a 15-year-old. Full Story

4th May, 2022 (Wednesday)

1. The Delhi High Court recently issued fresh notices to filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, scientist Anand Ranganathan, and news outlet Swarajya in a suo motu criminal contempt petition initiated over their comments alleging bias on the part of its former judge, Justice S Muralidhar. Full Story

2. In the case of SG Vombatkere vs Union of India and Ors, the Central government has sought another week’s time to file a reply to the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of section 124A IPC, which deals with sedition. Full Story

3. The Kerala High Court recently initiated a suo motu Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on the issue of food safety after reports surfaced about the death of a 16-year-old girl and the hospitalisation of at least 57 others, possibly due to consumption of shawarma from a particular eatery in Kasargod district. Full Story

4. In the case of Dr Vikram Sampath vs Audrey Truschke and Ors, the Delhi High Court last week directed historian Audrey Truschke to delete five more tweets that had allegedly defamatory content against historian Vikram Sampath. Full Story

3rd May, 2022 (Tuesday)

1. In the case of State of Assam and Anr vs Jignesh Mevani and Anr, the Gauhati High Court stayed the adverse remarks made by a District Judge against the Assam Police while granting bail to Congress leader Jignesh Mevani in an assault case. Full Story

2. In the case of Ajit Kale vs the State of Maharashtra & Anr, the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court recently issued directions to the State government to implement its policy decision to withdraw pending criminal cases against farmers and social activists filed in the course of their agitations. Full Story

3. In the case of Advocate Firoz Babulal Sayyed vs the Union of India & Anr, the Bombay High Court on Monday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking a blanket restriction on the printing of photographs of Gods and Goddesses in newspapers. Full Story

4. In the case of Simi CN vs the State of Kerala, the Kerala High Court recently held that decriminalisation of the offence of attempt to commit suicide under section 309 of the Indian Penal Code is a more humane and effective way of dealing with the issue. Full Story

2nd May, 2022 (Monday)

1. In the case of Reshma vs Union of India and Ors, the Delhi High Court on Monday sought the response of the Central government on a petition seeking a declaration that a Muslim man has to obtain written permission from his wife/wives before contracting another marriage. Full Story

2. In the case of Ajmal Ahmed R vs Union of India, the Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Central government on a plea challenging the decision of the Lakshadweep administration to close dairy farms and omit meat from the menu of mid-day meal in schools on the Lakshadweep islands. Full Story

3. In the case of Dr Jacob Puliyel vs Union of India, the Supreme Court recently ruled that while no individual can be forced to get vaccinated, the current vaccination policy followed by the government as regards restrictions imposed on individuals is not arbitrary. Full Story

4. In the case of Peoples Union for Civil Liberties & Anr. vs the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Monday called for a response from the Home department of the Maharashtra government in a public interest litigation petition seeking immediate steps to ensure that telephonic or electronic modes of communication are implemented in all prisons in the state. Full Story

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