Today’s Legal Updates :

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021

  1. Today the father of Rabia Saifi, the 20-year-old Civil Defense volunteer with the Delhi government who was murdered, has approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking an independent court monitored probe into her murder by the Central Bureau of Investigation.  (Sameed Ahmad and Anr. v State of Haryana and Ors.)
  2. Today the Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said that, the Central government is examining the feasibility of setting up a Bench of the Allahabad High Court at Agra for the benefit of lawyers and litigants of Western Uttar Pradesh.
  3. Yesterday the Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking quashing of notification issued by the Union of India notifying change in land use in the Central Vista area of Lutyens Delhi. (Rajeev Suri vs. Union of India Through MoHUA)
  4. Today the Supreme Court called upon the authorities including National Testing Agency to grant relief to a disabled student who was denied one extra hour to write the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as mandated under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.  (Avni Prakash v. National Testing Agency & Ors)
  5. Today the Delhi High Court was dismissed a petition filed by an airman with the Indian Air Force seeking transfer from north India to his hometown Thiruvananthapuram on account of Bronchial Asthma.  (CPL Sandeep Krishnan UK v Union of India & Ors.)
  6. Today the Supreme Court frowned upon the excessive filing of documents in the Amazon-Future dispute pending before it.  (Future Coupons Private Limited v. NV Investment Holdings)
  7. Yesterday (Monday) the Kerala High Court sought the views of the Central and State governments on a petition alleging that the Kerala Lalithakala Akademy conferred an award on a cartoon that allegedly insulted the nation. (Haindaveeyam Foundation v Union of India & Ors.)
  8. Today the Madhya Pradesh High Court Bar Association (MPHCBA) has unanimously resolved that the working hours of the High Court should be increased by half an hour everyday.
  9. Today the Delhi High court held that the practice of advocates acting as power of attorney holders of their clients and representing them as advocates in the matter is contrary to the provisions of the Advocates Act 1961.  (Anil Kumar and Anr v Amit)
  10. Today the Delhi High Court issued notice to the Delhi government as well as the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) on an application alleging that the appointment process for a new Director at IHBAS was scrapped in defiance of the Court’s orders.  (Tej Bahadur Singh v GNCTD and Ors)
  11. Today the Kerala High Court issued notice in a petition challenging the inclusion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s photograph on COVID-19 vaccination certificates. (Peter Myaliparampil v. Union of India)
  12. Today Anand Teltumbde accused in Bhima Koregaon case has moved a Mumbai court seeking interim bail to visit his mother and family, after the recent death of his brother, Milind Teltumbde, who was also a wanted-accused in the 2018 case.
  13. Today the News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA), its decision on multiple complaints registered against Zee News’ coverage of the farmers protests, noted that certain headlines and taglines used by the channel were in violation of existing norms.
  14. Today a  defamation complaint has been filed in a Tamil Nadu court against the makers of Jai Bhim for allegedly damaging the reputation of the Vanniyar community by changing the name of one of the characters in the movie.
  15. Today the Supreme Court refused to postpone municipal elections in Tripura on account of political violence in the State.
  16. In a matter concerning trials in cases against sitting and former lawmakers, Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Vijay Hansaria told the Supreme Court that no illegality can be attached to the constitution of special courts at the sessions level for trial of both sessions cases and magisterial trial cases.
  17. Today Mumbai Police has registered a first information report (FIR) against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for putting objectionable posts on social media app Instagram allegedly likening Sikh community to Khalistanis.
  18. Today the Supreme Court has reiterated that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) can exercise its residuary jurisdiction under Section 60(5)(c) of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) to adjudicate contractual disputes between parties. (TATA Consultancy Services Limited v. Vishal Ghisulal Jain, Resolution Professional, SK Wheels Private Limited)
  19. Today the News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA) has found that Times Now anchors Rahul Shivshankar and Padmaja Joshi did not conduct debates related to the Delhi Riots in an impartial and objective manner.
  20. Today the Supreme Court upheld an order of the Tamil Nadu government which had granted loan waiver to small and marginal farmers. (State of Tamil Nadu vs. National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturist Association)
  21. Today the Supreme Court held that the invaluable right of a person to ventilate his grievances against land acquisition a 12-year-old dispute while putting an end should not be unjustifiably extinguished.  (Hamid Ali Khan v. State of Uttar Pradesh)
  22. Today the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has told a Mumbai court that Hrishikesh Deshmukh, son of former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, actively assisted and participated with his father in money laundering.
  23. Yesterday the Gauhati High Court ruledt that, a firearm license issued under the Arms Act by a District Magistrate (DM) of a district can be suspended or revoked by a District Magistrate of another district.  (Lokam Nai v. State of Arunachal Pradesh)
  24. The upcoming winter session of the parliament will in all likelihood turn out to be an eventful one with various key laws set to be introduced/ passed.

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