Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Supreme Court set aside a recent order of the Calcutta High Court imposing a complete ban on use of firecrackers in West Bengal during upcoming festivities of Kali Puja, Diwali, Chatt Puja, Jagadhatri Puja, Guru Nanak’s Birthday, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve this year.
  2. Today The Kerala High Court Advocates’ Association (KHCAA) organised a protest meet against the non-resumption of physical hearings at the High Court and subordinate courts in the State.
  3. Today The Bombay High Court refused to restrain the release of Zombivli, a film produced by Saregama India, in a copyright infringement suit filed by a filmmaker.
  4. Today A Special Court dealing with cases of legislators issued notice to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members in an alleged case of assault on the former Delhi Chief Secretary in 2018.
  5. Today The Kerala government informed the Kerala High Court that it has taken a strong stance against the practice of demanding nokkukooli (gawking charges) with Chief Minster Pinarayi Vijayan taking special interest and publicly declaring that no element of nokkukooli will be tolerated across the State.
  6. Today a Mumbai court observed while granting bail to Kumar due to WhatsApp chat alone cannot be the basis to deduce that Aachit Kumar, co-accused in cruise ship drug case, supplied to drugs to prime accused Aryan Khan and another co-accused Arbaaz Merchant.
  7. Today A Special Court in Mumbai refused default bail to Siddharth Pithani, former roommate of Bollywood actor late Sushant Singh Rajput in the case registered under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after Rajput’s death.
  8. Today National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore is set to launch a three-year LL.B programme for graduates from next year, it is a significant development in the sphere of legal education.
  9. Today The Delhi High Court declined to interfere with the cancellation of licenses for firecrackers traders for sale of firecrackers in Delhi .
  10. Today The Kerala High Court ordered that, until the first appellate court finally decides on the matter of expulsion of Knanaya Catholics on marrying outside the diocese, any member of the Kottayam Archeparchy wishing to marry a Catholic outside the diocese shall be issued a vivaha kuri (marriage certificate) without insisting on a letter of relinquishment of that person’s membership with the Archeparchy.
  11. Today The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a status report before the Delhi High Court, detailing the responses of witnesses, police control room calls and the medical opinion of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the case of custodial death of gangster Ankit Gujjar.
  12. On Sunday A District Judge in Rajasthan has been placed under suspension after a case was registered against him under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO Act) for alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy.
  13. Today The Delhi High Court upheld the termination of a Border Security Force (BSF) personnel who was terminated from service on the allegation of being in touch with a Pakistani intelligence officer (PIO).  (Kishore Chandra Sahoo v UOI and others)
  14. On Saturday a Bengaluru court framed charges against eighteen accused in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. Raja (Rajeshwari Nagara PS v. Amola Khale)
  15. Today The Madras High Court struck down the law enacted by Tamil Nadu government providing 10.5 percent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs to Vanniyar caste. (VV Saminathan v. Government of Tamil Nadu and ors)
  16. Today the Supreme Court to decide an accused is entitled to statutory bail under Section 167(2) of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) when no chemical analysis report is filed along with the final report, within the 180 days period mandated under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).
  17. Today The Madras High Court quashed the Tamil Nadu law providing internal reservation of 10.5 % to the Vanniyar Community under the category Most Backward Classes.
  18. Today Advocate-General for Punjab, Amar Preet Singh Deol submitted his resignation to the Chief Minister of Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi.
  19. Today A 22-year-old woman Anupama S. Chandran has moved the Kerala High Court with a habeas corpus plea alleging that her newborn was illegally detained by her parents and denied all basic human rights for more than one year.
  20. Today the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) in the Bihar region of Aurangabad was linked to eight transgender persons by spreading legal awareness in the community.
  21. Today The Kerala High Court directed its Registry to provide computers in all Court Halls to enable recording of the dictation, particularly to take down the evidence of witnesses in a proceeding.

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