Daily Important Law News for Law Students and Advocates

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29th September, 2022 (Thursday)

1. Supreme Court says a woman’s lack of marital status cannot deny her the choice to abort a pregnancy at any time up to 24 weeks. Justice D Y Chandrachud of India’s Supreme Court said, “Even an unmarried woman can undergo abortion up to 24 weeks on par with married women”. Full Story

2. In the case of Zee Media Corporation Limited & Anr vs Union of India & Anr, Zee Media has approached the Delhi High Court challenging an order of the Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry directing the broadcaster to remove ten of its TV channels from the Ku band on the GSAT-15 satellite. Full Story

3. The Kerala High Court, in the case of Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry vs State of Kerala, directed the Popular Front of India (PFI) to provisionally deposit ₹5.20 crores towards the damages estimated by the State Government as well as the Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) as compensation for the destruction of property in the State due to the flash hartal called by the banned organisation on September 23. Full Story

4. In the case of Gautam Navlakha vs National Investigation Agency, the Supreme Court observed that the jails in India are overcrowded, and sodomy and forced homosexuality are rampant. Full Story

28th September, 2022 (Wednesday)

1. In the case of Diwan Singh vs Govt of NCT of Delhi and Ors, the Delhi High Court recently issued a notice in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe to ascertain the number and kinds of tree saplings planted in Delhi in the last five years. Full Story

2. The Bombay Court, while hearing the case of Rabia Khan vs Union of India, dismissed a petition filed by the mother of late Bollywood actress Jiah Khan, seeking a directive to the US-based Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to probe the death of her daughter. Full Story

3. In the case of Ramalingam vs The Director General of Police and Ors, the Madras High Court directed the parents of the Kallakurichi schoolgirl, who had died by suicide, to hand over the mobile phone of the deceased girl to the Tamil Nadu Crime Investigation Department (CB-CID) which is probing the matter. Full Story

4. The Delhi High Court, in the case of CBI vs Sanjay Gupta and Ors, granted statutory bail to former Chief Executive Officer of National Stock Exchange (NSE), Chitra Ramkrishna, and former Group Operating Officer of NSE, Anand Subramanian in a case registered against them by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the NSE co-location scam. Full Story

27th September, 2022 (Tuesday)

1. The Directorate General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DGGI) told the Karnataka High Court that no coercive action would be taken against online gaming intermediary Gameskraft until the next date of hearing, pursuant to the show-cause notice issued to the company after a ₹21,000 crore tax demand was made by the authorities. Full Story

2. In the case of Suresh Kashinath Kamble vs the State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court recently clarified that under the Protection Of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, half of the life imprisonment would mean imprisonment for 10 years. Full Story

3. In the case of Aryamol vs Union of India & Ors, the Kerala High Court permitted a woman claiming to be separated from her allegedly abusive husband to terminate her 21-week-old pregnancy. Full Story

4. The Kerala High Court, in the case of Suo Moto vs State of Kerala and Another, initiated a suo motu case to include Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in the group of rare diseases and to grant financial aid and support to the patients. Full Story

26th September, 2022 (Monday)

1. In the case of Aram Seyya Virumbu Trust vs UOI, the Madras High Court on Thursday referred to a larger bench, a plea filed by DMK Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Dr Ezhilan Naganathan, which sought to restore education back from the Concurrent List to the State List. Full Story

2. In the case of S Krishnakumar vs State of Kerala, the Kerala High Court stayed the order transferring Kozhikode Principal District and Sessions Judge S Krishnakumar to a Labor Court in Kollam. His transfer had come on the heels of widespread criticism of an order he delivered in early August in which it was held that sexual harassment case would not prima facie stand if the victim was wearing a “sexually provocative dress”. Full Story

3. The Supreme Court, in the case of Khushboo Saifi vs Union of India, sought the Central government’s response in an appeal against the split verdict of the Delhi High Court in the marital rape case on the validity of Exception 2 to section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Full Story

4. In the case of Priyanka Shrimali vs State of Rajasthan, a full bench of the Rajasthan High Court has held that going forward, married daughters will be able to apply for government jobs on compassionate grounds, in parity with a married son or an unmarried daughter. Full Story

24th September, 2022 (Saturday)

1. In the case of Abbas Sk @ Abbas Hossain, the Calcutta High Court upheld the conviction and life sentence imposed on a tutor convicted of raping a minor girl. The court is of the view that the present case has shattered the confidence of society in the relationship of a teacher and a student. Full Story

2. While quashing a 24-year-old criminal case against certain individuals, the Allahabad High Court, in the case of Dr Meraj Ali & Anr vs State of UP, observed that a speedy trial is a right not only of the complainant but also of the accused persons. Full Story

3. In the case of Rajesh Giri vs Subhash Mittal and Ors, the Delhi High Court has held that a private temple may be open to the public on certain festivals, but that would not convert it into a public temple, and a worshipper is not empowered to maintain a suit for titular rights over it. Full Story

4. In the case of RS Bhargava vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi, the Delhi High Court on Friday directed a private school to allow an unvaccinated teacher to resume duties after a member board constituted by AIIMS, New Delhi said that he was at a higher risk of developing an allergic reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine. Full Story

23rd September, 2022 (Friday)

1. In the case of Court on its own motion vs Union of India and Ors, the Delhi High Court has directed its Medical Committee and the Delhi Government to ensure that Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) service is installed on the High Court premises before December 6. Full Story

2. The Kerala High Court, in the case of xxxxx vs State of Kerala & Ors, observed that media debates on legal proceedings are held without properly understanding the circumstances under which the courts take decisions and ignorance of legal provisions and principles applied by the courts. Full Story

3. In the case of Ashwini Upadhyay vs UOI, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking prohibition/regulation on the production, distribution and consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs in the national capital. Full Story

4. The Supreme Court, in the case of BS Yediyurappa vs TJ Abraham and Ors, stayed proceedings before a lower court against former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa in connection with a bribery case. Full Story

22nd September, 2022 (Thursday)

1. In the case of S Shanmugasundaram vs State of Tamil Nadu and Others, the Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Tamil Nadu government and the state police to grant permission to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to conduct a state-wide musical procession and a public meeting on October 2. Full Story

2. In the case of Goa Foundation vs National Green Tribunal & Ors, a full bench of the Bombay High Court on Wednesday held that the constitution of a special bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) at Delhi is illegal. Full Story

3. In the case of Fathima Bushra vs State of Karnataka, the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict in a batch of appeals challenging a Karnataka High Court verdict that upheld a government order (GO) of the state of Karnataka, effectively empowering the government colleges in the state to ban the wearing of Hijab by Muslim girl students in the college campus. Full Story

4. The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, in the case of State of UP vs Mukhtar Ansari, sentenced Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Mukhtar Ansari to seven years imprisonment for intimidating a jailer by abusing, pointing a pistol at him, and threatening to kill him in 2003. Full Story

21st September, 2022 (Wednesday)

1. In the case of Ashwini Upadhyay vs Union of India and Ors, the Supreme Court took a very dim view of the functioning of mainstream television news channels in the country, stating that they often give space for hate speech and then escape without any sanctions. Full Story

2. In the case of Fathima Bushra vs State of Karnataka, the Supreme Court said that allowing Muslim girl students to wear the Hijab in schools and colleges could be seen as an opportunity to expose other students to diversity and become culturally sensitive. Full Story

3. The Punjab and Haryana High Court in the case of Sukhwinder Singh vs President, SGPC, recently upheld the termination of service of a man employed by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), who was found smoking in a public place. Full Story

4. The Central Government, in the case of Senoara Begum & Ors vs Union of India & Anr, has told the Delhi High Court that as per inputs from security agencies and other authentic material, Rohingya refugees living in India have links with Pakistan-based terror outfits and their large influx poses serious security concerns. Full Story

20th September, 2022 (Tuesday)

1. In the case of Zee Media Corporation Ltd vs Rajat Sharma & Anr, journalist Rajat Sharma and his news channel India TV have given an undertaking before the Delhi High Court that they will not broadcast the episodes of the popular show ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ shot between 1992 to 1997 since they were produced by Zee. Full Story

2. The Kerala High Court in the case of Marakkar & Ors. vs State of Kerala & Ors upheld the decision of a lower court to cancel the bail granted to eleven accused persons who had allegedly beaten to death a tribal youth, Madhu, in 2018. Full Story

3. The Bombay High Court asked Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to explain under what provisions they were collecting fines from citizens for not wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Madhav Jamdar added that if the authority is able to show that the decisions were taken to achieve the greater good, then the Court will not intervene. Full Story

4. In the case of Sk Saidullah vs Registrar General, Calcutta High Court, the Calcutta High Court on Monday refused to restrain a local news channel, ABP Ananda, from broadcasting the interview of a sitting judge of the High Court. Full Story

19th September, 2022 (Monday)

1. The Madras High Court observed that couples who tie the marital knot must remember that marriage is not merely for carnal pleasure, but its main purpose is to procreate. Full Story

2. In the case of Vishwanath Pradhan vs State of West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court recently directed the state police to investigate the issue of petitions being filed by persons committing fraud by impersonating themselves as advocates. Full Story

3. In the case of Mahboob Ali vs State of Uttarakhand, the Uttarakhand High Court recently took a poor view of the state government’s “chalta hai” attitude in dealing with a bail case while observing that the state was one of the biggest hurdles in the expeditious disposal of bail matters. Full Story

4. The Punjab & Haryana High Court, in the case of Bunty vs State of Punjab, recently stayed the payment of salaries to a public prosecutor and an investigating officer (IO) for failing to effectively conduct the trial in a case registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. Full Story

17th September, 2022 (Saturday)

1. Eight cheetahs from Namibia arrived in Gwalior on Saturday, marking the beginning of the translocation of cheetahs into India from Namibia, which was allowed by the Supreme Court more than two years ago. Full Story

2. In the case of All India Association of Jurists vs Uttarakhand High Court & Ors, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has opposed a plea before the Supreme Court that sought to declare virtual hearing as a fundamental right. Full Story

3. In the case of New Millennium Education Society vs GGSIPU, the Delhi High Court directed the Bar Council of India (BCI) to constitute a special team of experts to conduct surprise visits to colleges that lack infrastructure and facilities for teaching law. Full Story

4. In the case of Meera Shukla vs Municipal Corporation, Gorakhpur, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the State of Uttar Pradesh to pay ₹120 crores as environmental compensation for improper solid waste management and discharge of sewage into rivers in Gorakhpur District. Full Story

16th September, 2022 (Friday)

1. In the case of Aram Seyya Virumbu Trust vs UOI, the Madras High Court on Thursday referred to a larger bench a plea filed by DMK Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Dr Ezhilan Naganathan, which sought to restore education back from the Concurrent List to the State List. Full Story

2. In the case of S Krishnakumar vs State of Kerala, the Kerala High Court stayed the order transferring Kozhikode Principal District and Sessions Judge S Krishnakumar to a Labor Court in Kollam. His transfer had come on the heels of widespread criticism of an order he delivered in early August in which it was held that sexual harassment case would not prima facie stand if the victim was wearing a “sexually provocative dress”. Full Story

3. The Supreme Court in the case of Khushboo Saifi vs Union of India, sought the Central government’s response in an appeal against the split verdict of the Delhi High Court in the marital rape case on the validity of Exception 2 to section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Full Story

4. In the case of Priyanka Shrimali vs State of Rajasthan, a full bench of the Rajasthan High Court has held that going forward, married daughters will be able to apply for government jobs on compassionate grounds, in parity with a married son or an unmarried daughter. Full Story

15th September, 2022 (Thursday)

1. In the case of Fathima Bushra vs State of Karnataka, Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves on Thursday argued before the Supreme Court that the judgment of the Karnataka High Court effectively upholding the ban on wearing Hijab (headscarves) in government schools and colleges was hurtful and deeply offensive to those who follow Islam. Full Story

2. In the case of B.Ramkumar Adityan vs District Collector, the Madurai bench of Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu police authorities to prohibit obscene and vulgar song and dance performances at the upcoming Dasara (Dussehra) festival in the state. Full Story

3. In the case of Satyendar Jain vs ED, the Additional Solicitor General SV Raju for Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday informed the court hearing AAP Minister Satyendar Jain’s bail plea that he has instructions to move a plea seeking transfer of bail proceedings from the current court. Full Story

4. In the case of Fathima Bushra vs State of Karnataka, Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal submitted before the Supreme Court that a student does not forego her fundamental rights the moment she steps into the school gate. Full Story

14th September, 2022 (Wednesday)

1. In the case of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vs Cricket Association of Bihar, the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the modification of the constitution of the BCCI with regard to a mandatory three-year cooling-off period after one term for office-bearers. Full Story

2. In the case of Dr Subramanian Swamy vs Union of India and Anr, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed former BJP Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Subramanian Swamy to hand over possession of his Delhi bungalow to the estate officer within six weeks. Full Story

3. During the hearing of the case Janhit Abhiyan vs Union of India, legal academician Dr G Mohan Gopal told the Supreme Court that the 103rd Constitutional amendment providing 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) is a deceitful and backdoor attempt to destroy the concept of reservation by granting reservation to forward classes. Full Story

4. In the case of Uttamrao Rambhaji Shelke & Ors. vs State of Maharashtra & Ors. and connected pleas, the Aurangabad Bench of Bombay High Court held that the appointment of trustees to manage a religious trust is for the public interest of devotees and not for the private interest of the ruling government to accommodate their party workers or politicians. Full Story

13th September, 2022 (Tuesday)

1. The Sikkim High Court, in the case of Subash Chandra Chettri vs the State of Sikkim, held that slight penetration of the male sexual organ inside the vagina would constitute rape and aggravated penetrative sexual assault even in the absence of any visible physical injury. Full Story

2. While dealing with a farmer’s plea pending before land authorities for over 35 years, the Delhi High Court, in the case of Shri Ishwar Singh vs Land and Building Department and Anr, criticised the ‘Babu’ culture in the Indian bureaucracy terming it a symbol of the colonial mindset and a major obstacle in attaining the goal of becoming a developed nation. Full Story

3. The Supreme Court, while dismissing the plea in the case of Vishwanath Pratap Singh vs Election Commission of India, held that an individual cannot claim the right to contest elections and also imposed a 1 lakh cost on the litigant who sought to contest Rajya Saba polls without a proposer to propose his name. Full Story

4. In the case of G Subramanian vs State of Tamil Nadu, the Madras High Court sought the Tamil Nadu government’s response to a plea by members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) seeking permission to conduct a procession led by a “musical band,” and a public meeting on October 2. Full Story

12th September, 2022 (Monday)

1. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association at Jammu on Saturday announced that it will resume work for some days in the High Court, District Courts and all courts, tribunals, commissions and revenue courts starting from September 12, Monday. Full Story

2. In the case of Parthsarthi Bajaj vs Health Secretary and Anr, the Supreme Court on Friday last week sought the response of the Uttar Pradesh Health Secretary on a plea filed by a minor boy seeking permission to donate his liver to save his father’s life. Full Story

3. While hearing the case of Nalin Kohli vs Union of India, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking directions to the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) to collect data for revealing a link between the viewing of pornographic material and the commission of sexual offences. Full Story

4. In the case of Viniyog Parivar Trust vs UOI, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a plea seeking directions to the central government to introduce an alcohol prevention policy at the national level. Full Story

10th September, 2022 (Saturday)

1. In the case of Anupam Ghosh and Anr vs Faiz Mohammed and Ors, A recent trend has developed among litigants to level allegations against judges when unfavourable orders are passed, the Supreme Court recently observed.

Recently, the Allahabad High Court also observed that there is a current trend on the part of the general public to overawe judges by complaining and maligning them by levelling baseless allegations. Full Story

2. The Madras High Court said whenever a person voices an opinion against another individual either through the print or electronic media, he or she should exercise caution so as to avoid defamation proceedings. Full Story

3. In the case of Sayaji Dashrath Kawade vs State of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court recently ruled that a person charged with corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act cannot be convicted on the basis of violation of ethics or morals, but the offence of corruption has to be proved under the Act. Full Story

4. In the case of Nitin Suresh Satghare vs Pancard Clubs Limited, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in Mumbai on Friday admitted a petition initiating the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) against Pancard Clubs Limited. Full Story

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