Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission has placed a draft of Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill, 2021 in public domain inviting suggestions from public at large.
  2. Today A group of 234 technical support staff members with various consumer forums or commissions across India, employed under third-party contracts, has moved the Supreme Court seeking parity with the staff working at judicial forums or commissions such as the High Courts, District Courts, National Company Law Tribunal, National Commission for Women, etc.
  3. On Friday The Kerala High Court sought the response of the State government regarding the steps taken by it from the year 2004 for the effective implementation of the Dowry Prohibition Act (Dr. Indira Rajan Vs. State of Kerala).
  4. On Thursday The Madras High Court urged the State government to ensure that appropriate documents are given to the family or heirs of persons who die due to COVID-19 so that they may not face any difficulty in claiming compensation announced for COVID-19 deaths.
  5. Today The Supreme Court has yet again deprecated the practice of summoning public officials to court, stating that “a practice has developed in certain High Courts to call officers at the drop of a hat and to exert direct or indirect pressure.”
  6. Today Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has a new address in the National Capital Region. The firm has moved to a large modern office space in Max Towers, Noida.
  7. Today Manisha Malik, wife of New Zealand Youtube Vlogger Karl Edward Rice (Karl Rock) has approached the Delhi High Court challenging the decision of the Central government to blacklist Rice thereby preventing him from entering India.
  8. On Thursday The Madras High Court directed the constitution of a committee to examine whether Civil Judge recruitment in 2003, 2009, and 2012, and seniority lists prepared on their basis, have adhered to the 200-point roster-based, reservation system applicable in Tamil Nadu for filling such vacancies.
  9. Today The sudden drop in medical admissions of students from Tamil Nadu following the introduction of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a cause for worry and the State government has a duty to study the root of this problem, the Communist Party of India (Marxist)/ CPI (M) has submitted before the Madras High Court.
  10. Yesterday Non-availability of public prosecutors has a direct nexus with the administration of the criminal justice, the Karnataka High Court opined directing the State Government to take immediate steps to fill up all vacant posts of public prosecutors in the State.
  11. Yesterday The Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) has initiated disciplinary proceedings against a lawyer who allegedly forged a COVID-19 positive report to claim financial aid extended to COVID-affected lawyers.
  12. On Wednesday The Delhi High Court underscored the growing necessity to have in place a Uniform Civil Code for the country in view of the rapid transformation of Indian society with the gradual dissipation of traditional barriers of religion, community and caste.
  13. Today The Orissa High Court has formed a committee to conduct an inquiry into the allegations of medical negligence in the treatment of victims during COVID in the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR).
  14. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court denied bail to a man accused of operating an illegal international call set up and who was terminating foreign calls in India by bypassing the legal international and national gateway.
  15. Today The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held that when a person is charged both under provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), further custody beyond the period of 180 days (prescribed under UAPA) may be granted under Section 36A of the NDPS Act.
  16. Yesterday The Bombay High Court asked the Central government to consider framing a policy for naming and renaming domestic or international airports and aerodromes in the country in order to avoid any form of political or social upheaval and unwarranted controversies surrounding such naming.
  17. Today The Tripura High Court has observed that people who have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, including both Covishield or Covaxin, cannot be made to wait indefinitely for receiving their second dose after the mandatory interval is over, It therefore asked the State administration to raise the number of vaccination doses.
  18. Last month the Allahabad High Court took strong exception of the careless and lethargic attitude of the authorities in preparing the Gang Charts, the gang-chart had been wrongly prepared by the Authorities indicating the incorrect crime cases against the accused persons.
  19. Today A Delhi Court has allowed recording of evidence through videoconferencing mode on a mutual application moved on behalf of the parties.
  20. Today A Writ Petition has been filed in the Rajasthan High Court seeking to quash an order of the State Government restricting access to indoor sports, gyms, restaurants and other public places to people who have received at least one vaccination dose, The order also bars the operation of city busses and other markets and establishments based on vaccination status, The petitioner, a social activist, expresses concern that the impugned order makes the vaccination process mandatory and discriminates against similarly placed people based on the vaccination status.
  21. Today The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has held that not standing up for National Anthem or singing it may amount to disrespect and failure to adhere to the fundamental duties as enshrined in the Constitution, however, the same is not an offence under the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act, 1971.
  22. Yesterday The Calcutta High Court lifted the interim stay order that had been imposed on the West Bengal government’s ongoing process of recruitment of teachers for primary schools.

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