Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today the Karnataka High Court has ruled that a wife cannot make her husband’s extra marital partner, a respondent in an application moved by her under Section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (DV Act).
  2. Today The hearing before the Madras High Court in a public interest litigation petition relating to the Dewan Housing Finance Corporation (DHFL) scam saw Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee make some pertinent remarks on how courts are often discouraged from going to the root of financial scams.
  3. Today The Madras High Court on Tuesday issued notice in a public interest litigation (PIL) petition urging the Court to direct the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to investigate, solve and settle the crisis that arose out of the fraudulent affairs of the Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DHFL) and its key managerial personnel.
  4. Today The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court of its willingness to permit door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination within the State on an experimental basis, subject to certain conditions.
  5. Today The Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government to conduct a thorough and meaningful investigation into the fake COVID-19 vaccination scams and to ensure that the responsible persons are properly punished.
  6. Today Institute for Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has informed the Supreme Court that it is ready to extend Opt-out option with respect to the upcoming Chartered Accountant (CA) exam to those candidates (whether under the old or New Syllabus) who have recently suffered from COVID-19 or are yet to recover from the after effects of the same.
  7. Today The Supreme Court made it clear that it will not pass any directions to postpone the Chartered Accountant (CA) examinations 2021 scheduled to commence in July.
  8. Today The Supreme Court issued notice in an appeal filed by Matrix Cellular against the Delhi High Court order which had dismissed its plea to release the oxygen concentrators seized by the Delhi Police amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  9. Today The Jharkhand High Court has held that the 2018 judgment of Supreme Court quashing criminal offence of adultery under Section 497 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) is applicable to all pending proceedings even with respect to offences committed before the provision was struck down.
  10. Yesterday The Kerala High Court extended the life of all interim orders passed by all courts and tribunals fall under the supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court, till July 13, 2021.
  11. Today The Madras High Court had occasion to sound a note of caution that baby steps have to be taken when it comes to re-opening courts to guard against any possibility of another COVID-19 surge.
  12. Today Three law makers from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have approached the Kerala High Court seeking directions to the Lakshadweep Administration to issue them Entry Permits to visit the Union Territory.
  13. Today The Supreme Court issued notice to Karnataka government on an appeal filed by filmmaker Kavitha Lankesh challenging the Karnataka High Court order quashing charges under Karnataka Control of Organised Crimes Act (KCOCA) against one of the accused in the assassination case of her sister and journalist, Gauri Lankesh.
  14. Today The Madras High Court issued notice in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s move to constitute a nine-member committee to study the impact of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions on socially backward students.
  15. Today The Madras High Court extended the life of all interim orders until July 15.
  16. Today The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal against a May 31 judgment of the Delhi High Court refusing to halt the Central Vista redevelopment project amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  17. Today The Supreme Court refused to hand over the construction of Noida-based La Residentia project to National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC).
  18. Today The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a batch of petitions challenging the Tamil Nadu Land Acquisition Laws (Revival of Operation, Amendment and Validation) Act, 2019 (2019 Act), which had sought to revive three State land acquisition laws preceding the Parliament’s 2013 Land Acquisition Act (2013 Act).
  19. Today The Supreme Court directed that all States which have not implemented ‘one nation one ration scheme’ should do so by July 31, 2021 (In Re Problems and Miseries of Migrant Workers).
  20. Today The Bombay High Court granted restrained KAL Radio Ltd. from broadcasting any songs copyrighted by Sony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd. (Sony) on their FM Radio stations till July 2, 2021.
  21. Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled that reservation for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) mandated by Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, is applicable to promotions as well (State of Kerala vs. Leesamma Joseph).
  22. Yesterday The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court refused to grant emergency parole to two convicts in 1996 Bombay Blast case on the ground that the advocates of the petitioners made misleading statements and did not disclose the correct position of law to the court in order to hoodwink the court and secure a favourable relief.
  23. Today The Bombay High Court has held that an award of the Lok Adalat, being an executable decree binding between the parties, cannot be considered as an award of the Court under Part III of the Land Acquisition Act for the purposes of sec. 28A providing for re-determination of the amount of compensation of the award.
  24. Today The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu Government to file its counter-affidavit on a plea challenging its decision to set up a committee for the purpose of ascertaining whether the NEET based admission process has prejudicially affected socially backward students.
  25. Today A Hindu woman who converted to Islam has moved the Delhi High Court seeking protection while claiming that she is facing an extreme threat to her life and that of her immediate family members who are allegedly being witch-hunted by the officials of the Uttar Pradesh Police.
  26. Today The Himachal Pradesh High Court disposed of a plea ‘as withdrawn’, which challenging the recently inserted Sections V and V-A of Chapter II of Part VI of the Bar Council of India Rules as unconstitutional and violative of Articles 14, 19 (1) (a), and 21.
  27. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that it is a constitutional right of a detenu, who has been detained under the National Security Act, to make representation to the detaining authority against the detention order, violation of it which vitiate and make the order as illegal.
  28. On Friday The Calcutta High Court came down heavily on individuals for carrying out illegal constructions in violation of the Court’s earlier orders.
  29. Today the Allahabad High Court Hearing a matter wherein money was fraudulently withdrawal from the bank account of a Judge (retired), High Court, the Allahabad High Court observed that the police authorities are not making serious efforts in controlling these types of fraudulent activities.
  30. Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear a plea filed seeking directions to Centre and State Governments to provide ex gratia monetary compensation of Rs. 4 lacs or notified ex gratia monetary compensation to the families of deceased who have succumbed to side effects or post COVID-19 decease including Black Fungus, White Fungus & Yellow Fungus etc.
  31. Today The Andhra Pradesh High Court has sought a report on seemingly ‘pathetic’ financial status of the State Government along with reasons for non-payment of dues to two private contractors in relation to works carried out by them for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Department.
  32. The Delhi District Courts will be taking up ‘final arguments cases’ and urgent matters for hearing via video conferencing mode with effect from July 1.
  33. Today The Rajasthan High Court has suspended its earlier decision to resume the regular hearing of cases from 28th June 2021 in a hybrid manner. Now, the regular hearing of cases in the High Court shall be only through video conferencing till 2nd July 2021.
  34. Today the Tripura High Court has asked the State Government to specify its policy regarding the indication of Covid death in the death certificates.
  35. Today The Calcutta High Court reserved order on the applications filed by State of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and the State Law Minister Moloy Ghatak seeking acceptance of their affidavits in the Narada Scam case.

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