Today’s Legal Updates

Tuesday, 28th June 2022



CHAPTER- I THE EXECUTIVE (The President and Vice-President)

Article – 53 Executive power of the Union

  1. The executive power of the Union shall be vested in the President and shall be exercised by him either directly or through officers subordinate to him in accordance with this Constitution.
  2. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, the supreme command of the Defence Forces of the Union shall be vested in the President and the exercise thereof shall be regulated by law.
  3. Nothing in this article shall—
    1. be deemed to transfer to the President any functions conferred by any existing law on the Government of any State or other authority;
    2. prevent Parliament from conferring by law functions on authorities other than the President.

Today’s Legal Updates :-

  1. On Tuesday the Delhi court that extended the police remand of Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair, reasoned that Zubair’s argument that the allegedly offensive screenshot was from a 1983 movie would not be of assistance the accused at this stage.  (State v. Mohammed Zubair)
  2. Last Week the Delhi High Court observed that selecting sports persons to represent the country in international competitions is not as simple as comparing scores based on individual performances.
  3. On Tuesday A Delhi court remanded Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair to police custody for 4 days in a case of promoting enmity among religious groups registered based on a tweet put out by him in 2018.
  4. On Monday the Bombay High Court granted bail to Mohammad Raisuddin, a man arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in 2016 for allegedly being linked to the Islamic State (ISIS).  (Mohammad Raisuddin v. NIA & Ors)
  5. On Tuesday a public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Bombay High Court seeking investigation and registration of first information reports (FIRs) against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Sanjay Raut for causing public nuisance.
  6. On Tuesday the Kerala High Court held that when trial courts are dealing with a case and a counter-case, they should avoid taking short cuts by dismissing the counter-case on flimsy grounds, through non-speaking orders.  (Amir & Anr. v State of Kerala)
  7. On Tuesday Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited (Adani) has approached the Supreme Court against a judgment of the Bombay High Court which had imposed costs of ₹5 lakh on it while dismissing its plea challenging the disqualification of its bid in connection with a tender issued by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) for upgradation of its container terminal in Navi Mumbai. (Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited v. Board of Trustees of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority & Ors.)
  8. On Tuesday the Kerala High Court held that obstruction of healthcare workers from discharging their duties, even in the absence of any physical assault, is a grave, non-bailable offence under the Kerala Healthcare Service Persons and Healthcare Service Institutions (Prevention of Violence and Damage to Property) Act, 2012 (the Healthcare Act).  (Arun P v State of Kerala)
  9. On Tuesday Justice Satish Chandra Sharma took oath of office as the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court.
  10. On Tuesday the Gauhati High Court suggested that Section 126 of the Representation of People (RP) Act which bars campaigning and publication of campaign material 48 hours before the day of voting, should be reexamined in view of the expansion of digital arena and the fact that elections are held in multiple phases.  (Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma vs Election Commission of India and ors)
  11. On Tuesday the Allahabad High Court granted bail to one Irfan who was accused of abusing and beating persons who were raising slogans ‘Jai Sri Ram.’ (Irfan v. State of UP)
  12. On Tuesday the Allahabad High Court will hear on Tuesday a plea moved by the wife of activist Javed Mohammad, accused in the Prayagraj violence case, against the decision of the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) to demolish their house earlier this month, (Parveen Fatima v State of UP)

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