Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Karnataka High Court noted that the State government may face a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines for those whose second doses will be due in the months of July and August.
  2. Yesterday The Delhi High Court sought the response of the Central and State governments on a petition challenging the new Excise Policy 2021-22 as ‘arbitrary’ and in contravention of the Delhi Excise Act, 2009. 
  3. A petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court challenging the caste requirement mandated by a notification issued by the Travancore Devaswom Board for the post of Melshanthi (High Preist) of the Sabarimala Temple.
  4. Today The Supreme Court asked whether any method can be devised for creating an appellate remedy in cases where a person is convicted for contempt of court by the Supreme Court as court of the first instance.
  5. Today The Delhi High Court directed a prison officer to be present before Court to explain why prison inmates are not being allowed to video call their families abroad, after the issue was flagged in a writ petition moved by Pinjra Tod members, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita.
  6. Today The Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court at Mumbai observed that there was sufficient material to reach to prima facie conclusion that the accusations against Bhima Koregaon accused Anand Teltumbde.
  7. Today The Kerala High Court has passed an interim order extending the term of the present judicial members of the Kerala Administrative Tribunal (KAT) in view of the fact that impending retirement of such judicial members would have led to the KAT functioning with a sole administrative member from 20th July.
  8. The Delhi High Court on July 14 ruled that the tender conditions set out by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) in its new request for proposals (RFPs) for engaging agencies to provide Ground Handling Services (GHS) at Group D-1 airports, stare in the face of Atmanirbhar policy of the Central government and stifle all attempts of smaller entrepreneurs to dream bigger.
  9. Today the Madras High Court observed that An accused person who is eventually acquitted of all charges would be entitled to have his name redacted from court orders (pertaining to the crime he was earlier accused of) in order to protect his right to privacy.
  10. Today The Delhi High Court sought response from the Central government on a plea by Manisha Malik, wife of New Zealand Youtube Vlogger Karl Edward Rice (Karl Rock) challenging the decision of the government to blacklist Rice thereby preventing him from entering India.
  11. Today The final report of the Enquiry Committee of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) set up to probe the post-poll violence in West Bengal has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of turning affairs into the “law of ruler“, instead of “rule of law.”
  12. Today A Gurugram court has rejected the bail plea of Ram Bhagat Gopal accused of delivering inflammatory and communal speeches at a Mahapanchayat in Haryana.
  13. Today The Supreme Court called for a report detailing the norms followed while releasing prisoners from jail amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  14. Today The Supreme Court said that right to health of citizens of the country is of paramount importance and all other sentiments including religious sentiments are subservient to the same.
  15. Today The Supreme Court dismissed a public interest litigation petition seeking directions to allow supply of a herbal concoction medicine in Andhra Pradesh claiming that the concoction “miraculously” cured COVID-19.
  16. Today The Supreme Court stated that it has undertaken to frame a system to ensure that bail orders are sent electronically to jail authorities.
  17. Today The Central government has told the Supreme Court that movement of “Kanwariyas” for bringing “Gangajal‟ from Haridwar to the Shiv temples of their choice should not be allowed in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
  18. Today Legal League Consulting (LLC) has launched Lawyer Limitless, an initiative that introduces the concept of coaching for lawyers.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court has sought the response of Delhi government and the chairperson of Delhi Minority Commission, Zakir Khan on a plea seeking removal of Khan from the Chairman of Delhi Minority Commission for his allege association with Aam Aadmi Party.
  20. Yesterday The Madhya Pradesh High Court has decided to live stream courts proceedings before all Benches till end of July.
  21. Yesterday The Maharashtra government submitted to the Bombay High Court that the Special Courts under the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act are only to hear matters which are being investigated by the NIA, and that regular courts were otherwise competent to hear cases under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

(Sorry Sir/ma’am, Today I am not feeling well then, I am not able to cover more updates)

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