Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed before the Bombay High Court seeking a direction to the Maharashtra government to categorise and classify journalists and other staff from the media industry as essential or front lint workers.
  2. Today One Police officer has been suspended by the Jharkhand government in relation to alleged murder case of Additional District and Sessions Judge, Dhanbad Uttam Anand, who was killed on July 28 when he out on a morning walk.
  3. Yesterday Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi of Punjab and Haryana High Court has requested lawyers not to address him as “Your Lordship” or “My Lord” and to refrain from using terms such as “obliged” and “grateful” while arguing cases before him.
  4. Today the Supreme Court mooted whether the Sedition law was still needed after 75 years of independence, While hearing a batch of petitions challenging the validity of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.
  5. On Friday The Delhi High Court allowed a young mother, whose candidature in a diploma course was cancelled by the National Board of Examination (NBE) due to shortage of attendance following maternity leave, to appear in upcoming final exams for the course.
  6. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court rejected bail plea of a man accused of forcibly converting a woman to Islam and marrying her.
  7. Yesterday A Delhi court upheld the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe that had ruled out any foul play in the Unnao rape survivor accident case involving expelled MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who was awarded life-term imprisonment for raping the minor survivor.
  8. Today the Allahabad High Court observed that the administration of the office of Government Advocate has to run on principles of accountability and not appeasement, Noting that the orders passed by the Court are not being taken seriously.
  9. Today The Delhi High Court has pulled up a Special NIA Judge, Patiala House Courts for delay in hearing a bail plea since February on the ground that the hearing could only be done via physical mode since the records in the case were voluminous.
  10. Today The Karnataka High Court dropped the suo-motu criminal contempt proceedings initiated against the office bearers of five different District Bar Associations. The suo-motu procedings were based on their open call to association members for abstaining from court work.
  11. Yesterday The High Court of Sikkim observed that permission to extract groundwater granted to the industries in the State must record satisfaction and assign reasons by Central Ground Water Board as per Section 3(2) and Section (5) of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.
  12. On Friday The Kerala High Court during the oral proceedings declared that necessary steps should be taken to make sure that liquor is sold in an acceptable manner by the State like all other goods.

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