Today Legal Updates

  1. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairperson Justice Arun Mishra has constituted a seven-member committee to inquire into complaints regarding post-poll violence in West Bengal.
  2. Today the Delhi High Court Justice Anup Bhambhani of recused from hearing the pleas filed by digital media companies including The Quint and The Wire challenging the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021).
  3. Today the Madras High Court has set up a Special Bench to examine how a robust and fool-proof system can be set up in Tamil Nadu to avoid such events in the future, After the misappropriation of Rs 1.5 crores from funds marked for compensation in motor accident cases came to light.
  4. Today the Karnataka High Court directed the Registrar General (RG) of the High Court to submit data on the number of pending criminal cases against legislators which are triable by the Judicial Magistrate First Class.
  5. On 18th June a Allahabad High Court Bench of Justices Kaushal Jayendra Thaker and Dinesh Pathak clarified that it is not against live-in relationships, granting protection to a couple in such a relationship. (Smt. Chhaya and Anr. v. State of UP)
  6. A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) to cancel 12th class board examinations.
  7. Today the Delhi High Court upheld an order by the lower Court extending interim maintenance to woman claiming to be in a live-in relationship with a married man. (Parveen Tandon vs. Tanika Tandon)
  8. Today the Bombay High Court granted journalist Rana Ayyub protection from arrest for a period of four weeks in the case registered against her by the Uttar Pradesh Police in relation to tweets on the recent Ghaziabad attack on a Muslim man.  (Rana Ayyub v. State of Uttar Pradesh).
  9. Today the Madras High Court observed Education authorities should show more sympathy and understanding in dealing with students, particularly during the era of online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (D Suresh Kumar v. The Director, The Directorate of School Education and ors).
  10. Today the Bombay High Court in the plea challenging certain portions of the First Information Report (FIR) registered against former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Instead of raising objections, the Maharashtra government should co-operate with the investigation, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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