Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Justice NV Ramana Chief Justice of India has written to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seeking immediate intervention of the Central government to augment technological and judicial infrastructure facilities all across India, particularly rural and tribal regions.
  2. In the ongoing battle of Dawoodi Bohra community leadership, the Bombay High Court has asked the applicant Taher Fakhruddin Saheb and the Udaipur Times (UT) online publication to explain how access to trial records related to the case was made available to the media.
  3. Today The Supreme Court e-Committee under the chairmanship of Justice DY Chandrachud has in co-ordination with High Courts, introduced text/ audio captchas on the websites of all High Courts to facilitate access to visually impaired persons.
  4. Today A Delhi Court has remanded four students arrested from the town of Kargil in the Union Territory of Ladakh to 10 days of police custody in connection with their alleged involvement in the Israel Embassy Blast Case.
  5. Today The Uttarakhand High Court asked the State government to reconsider its decision to re-open the Char Dham Yatra from July 1, in view of COVID-19 and the third wave of the pandemic looming large.
  6. Today A West Bengal resident has moved the Supreme Court seeking directions to Central government and State of West Bengal to detect, detain and deport illegal Rohingya and Bangladeshi infiltrators from West Bengal within one year.
  7. Kannada actor Chetan Kumar has filed a lawsuit in Bengaluru city Court against Karnataka Labor Minister Arbail Shivram Hebbar seeking compensation for Re 1.
  8. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court has asked the Ministry of Information and Broadcast, Government of India to examine and decide expeditiously a plea seeking issuance of COVID specific guidelines for for electronic media, TV Channels, producers and journalists etc. to be followed while performing their duties, reporting, taking interview of public or politicians, etc. by wearing face mask and maintaining physical distancing.
  9. Yesterday The Delhi High Court observed that the Delhi Government’s decision to cap the number of non-PDS beneficiaries at 20 Lakh was ‘arbitrary’, ‘ad-hoc’ and also inadequate in the given circumstances of an impending third wave of COVID-19.
  10. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court declined to hear a matter because the petitioner’s counsel was riding a scooter while trying to address the court through video conference.
  11. Today Pinarayi Vijayan led Kerala government has moved Supreme Court seeking permission to withdraw cases against prominent CPI(M) leaders for vandalism in the Kerala Assembly in 2015 when the current ruling party in the State was in opposition.
  12. Today An application has been moved before a Mathura Court by Sri Krishna Janmabhumi Mukti Aandolan Samiti offering the Muslim parties (management committee of the Mosque) a larger piece of land, if they agree to demolish the shrine of the Shahi Idgah Masjid near the Krishna Janmabhumi.
  13. An accused in judicial custody for offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for over two years pleaded guilty before a Mumbai court for molesting a minor girl stating he had realised his mistake and wants an opportunity to reform.
  14. Yesterday The Madras High Court raised concerns about persons not belonging to the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) communities procuring false SC/ST community certificates thereby taking away opportunities earmarked for the SC/ST communities, be it in elections, educational admissions or employment.
  15. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana will deliver the 17th Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture on the topic “Rule of Law”, organised by Chairman and members of the Justice PD Desai Memorial Lecture Committee and Trustees of Praleen Public Charitable Trust, will be held on June 30 via video conference at 6 pm.
  16. Today Justice Biswanath Rath of the Orissa High Court this week refused to hear a matter due to discourteous conduct of a counsel appearing before him.
  17. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court reserved its judgment in a batch of appeals moved by e-commerce giants, Amazon and Flipkart challenging a June 11 order of the single-judge, dismissing their pleas on probe by Competition Commission of India (CCI) for alleged competition law violations.
  18. Yesterday The Calcutta High Court has ruled that voluntary gifts given by relatives and friends before or after the wedding to the bride or the bridegroom and which are not given as a consideration for marriage but out of love and affection, will not fall within the definition of ‘dowry’ under the Dowry Prohibition Act.
  19. On Thursday The Madhya Pradesh High Court directed a man wishing to be in a live-in relationship with an 18-year-old girl to make sure that he takes care not only of her basic necessities but also of the comforts of the girl to enable her to live a life of dignity.
  20. Yesterday A Delhi Court sought response of Delhi Police in a plea seeking registration of FIR for the offence of murder against the management of Jaipur Golden Hospital for the deaths of patients who had allegedly lost their lives due to oxygen shortage.
  21. On Wednesday The Orissa High Court asked the State Government as to whether the issue of undercounting of Covid 19 deaths has been enquired into by it. The Court has sought a response in this regard on July 5, when the Advocate General will also have to present a district-wise report on Covid-19 deaths.
  22. Today the Gauhati High Court has directed Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Nagaon to provide immediate relief to such families in form of food and other daily needs, In a plea concerning the plight of marginalized and daily wage workers residing in District Nagaon who were unable to sustain themselves in view of the pandemic.
  23. Today The Karnataka High Court has directed the Union Ministry of Railways and other respondents to file in a months time their statement of objections to a petition filed seeking to reduce speed limit of trains passing through dense forest during the night time on the Hospet-Vasco and Londa-Miraj railway line, to avoid animals being hit by speeding trains.
  24. Yesterday Kerala High Court granted anticipatory bail to a police officer who allegedly manhandled a doctor alleging delay in treating his mother.
  25. Thursday The Allahabad High Court issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government on a plea alleging ‘crass misappropriation of property in NOIDA, GNIDA and Yamuna Expressway Development Authority.
  26. Yesterday The Delhi High Court referred to larger bench the issue as to whether the weight of neutral substance can be ignored in cases of manufactured drugs with Miniscule percentage of narcotic substance in them?
  27. Today A Delhi Court granted interim protection from arrest to “Gangster turned activist” Lakha Sidhana, wanted by the Delhi Police in connection with his alleged role in the Republic Day violence case. The protection has been given till July 3.
  28. Yesterday Jharkhand High Court severely chastised the concerned investigating officers for defiance of judicial orders and abdication of duty.
  29. Thursday The Delhi High Court issued slew of directions to be followed by SDM/Recovery Officer/Appropriate Authority for execution of the Recovery Certificates. The Court also constituted a 6 member committee for implementation of the said directions.
  30. Today The Allahabad High Court has sought the response of the Ayodhya District Administration as to what is guideline or criteria laid down for the purchasing of land for the proposed Ayodhya International Airport.
  31. A person cannot be placed under preventive detention as an ‘easy substitute’ to deal with ordinary law and order issues and it must be ascertained if his acts disturbed the ordinary tempo of life of the community leading to disturbance of public order, the Bombay High Court has held.
  32. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court denied Bail to a 15-year-old juvenile who has been accused of committing rape of a minor girl aged around 10-11 years old whereby she was left bleeding for a prolonged period of time.
  33. Yesterday The full bench of the Gauhati High Court extended further extended all interim orders passed by the High Court and all other subordinate Courts and Tribunals till July 14.

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