Today’s Legal Updates:

Thursday, 25th November 2021

  1. Today the Communist Party of India (Marxist) one of the opposition parties in fray for the upcoming Tripura Municipal polls, has moved the Supreme Court alleging attack on their party workers by ruling BJP.
  2. Today A special bench of the Supreme Court will continue hearing the petition file by a 17-year-old Delhi student Aditya Dubey concerning rising levels of air pollution in the Delhi.
  3. Today the Supreme Court reiterated that during the probation period of an employee, it is always open for the employer to cancel the candidature or terminate his service without notice, in case of any suppression of material facts or submission of false information by such employee.  (Rajesh Kumar v. Union of India and Others)
  4. Today the Bombay High Court commuted death sentence of three men convicted in the 2013 Shakti mills gang rape case to life imprisonment.
  5. Today the Supreme Court directed the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to provide two additional companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to ensure that municipal elections underway in Tripura can take place without disruptions.
  6. Today Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Nawab Malik told the Bombay High Court that he will not make any statements against Dhyandev Wankhede, father of NCB zonal director Sameer Wankhede, and his family members till December 9, 2021.
  7. Today the Delhi High Court dismissed the petition seeking a ban on publication, circulation, sale and purchase of the new book of former Law Minister Salman Khurshid’s new book ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times’ where he allegedly compared Hindutva with Islamic State and Boko Haram.  (Vineet Jindal v Salman Khurshid and Ors)
  8. Today the Central government told the Supreme Court that the it is proposing to revisit the criteria for determining the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).  (Neil Aurelio Nunes v. Union of India)
  9. Today the Gujarat High Court disposed of a petition filed by Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, challenging the proposed redevelopment of the Sabarmati Ashram.  (Tushar Arun Gandhi v. State of Gujarat)
  10. Yesterday (Wednesday) the Kerala High Court had a few encouraging words of advice for an aspiring medical student even as it dismissed her petition challenging the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) reservations in medical seats. (Shilpa S Jayadev v State of Kerala)
  11. Today the Kerala High Court came down heavily on the various authorities in charge of construction and maintenance of roads across the State as it noted that the Court has started getting complaints of bad roads after the monsoon rains. (CP Ajithkumar v State of Kerala & Ors.)
  12. In Nepal, the Crisis has hit the Supreme Court of Nepal, with all its judges demanding the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana after grave allegations of corruption and misuse of powers were raised against him.
  13. Today the Bombay High Court, while commuting the death sentence of three convicts to life imprisonment in the 2013 Shakti Mills rape case, made pertinent observations on the role of constitutional courts and the interpretation of Section 376E of Indian Penal Code (IPC).
  14. Today the Rajasthan High Court held that a complaint under Section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (DV Act) can be filed by a foreign national. (Robarto Nieddu v. State of Rajasthan)
  15. Today the Delhi High Court has asked the Central government to clarify on the efficacy and requirement of COVID vaccine booster shots which have been advocated and are being administered in many western countries.  (Rakesh Malhotra & Ors. vs. GNCTD)
  16. Today Single member high level committee of Justice KU Chandiwal directed senior IPS officer Param Bir Singh to appear before him in order to avoid execution of bailable warrant.
  17. Today the Bombay High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by businessman Raj Kundra in relation to an FIR registered against him by the Mumbai Police in the porn film racket case.
  18. Today the Kerala High Court permitted a minor rape survivor to terminate her pregnancy at 26 weeks despite the possibility of the child being born alive.
  19. Today the Bombay High Court confirmed the death sentence passed by the Special POCSO Judge, Thane against a man convicted for rape of a three-year-old girl. (The State of Maharashtra vs. Ramkirat Munilal Goud)
  20. Yesterday the Itanagar Bench of the Gauhati High Court held that a magistrate erred in granting relief to a respondent who was not an aggrieved party in a case filed under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (Domestic Violence Act).  (Tatung Jamoh v. Yatem Ering Jamoh)

Legal Prudent Fraternity