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Legal Awareness:- Women’s rights are human rights!

We are all entitled to human rights. These include the right to live free from violence and discrimination; to enjoy the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; to be educated; to own property; to vote; and to earn an equal wage.

31st December 2021 – 2nd January 2022

31st December 2021(Friday)

  1. A plea has been filed before the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh High Court seeking directions to the Union of India to exhume the body of Amir Magray, one of the four persons killed in the Hyderpora encounter.  (Mohd Latief Magray V/s Union of India and others)
  2. The Gujarat High Court has restored the Senior Advocate designation of veteran lawyer Yatin Oza for a period of two years, in line with the Supreme Court’s decision in Yatin Oza vs. High Court of Gujarat.
  3. The Supreme Court held that a person appointed to a post on compassionate grounds is entitled to the same pay as regular employees appointed to that post.  (State of Uttar Pradesh and Another v. Aishwarya Pandey)
  4. On Wednesday the Karnataka High Court upheld a trial court’s acquittal of Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji, accused of raping a Ramakatha singer. (Smt Premalatha Divakar v. The State of Karnataka)
  5. The Karnataka High Court has notified rules for live streaming and recording of court proceedings in the High Court as well as all courts and tribunals in the State falling under the High Court’s supervisory jurisdiction.

1st January 2022 (Saturday)

  1. The Competition Commission of India (CCI/ Commission) has observed that the restraints imposed by Apple Inc. on app developers from reaching users of apple’s mobile devices (iPad and iPhone) by forcing such app developers to go through App Store and imposing 30 percent commission for the same, amount to a prima facie violation of Competition Act.  (Together We Fight Society v. Apple Inc)
  2. A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking court monitored investigation into all hate crimes in the country and for action against hate speeches, particularly those targeting Prophet Mohammad.  (Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind &Ors. V. Union of India)
  3. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has notified the Consumer Protection (Jurisdiction of the District Commission, the State Commission and the National Commission) Rules, 2021 revising the pecuniary jurisdiction of consumer fora under the Consumer Protection Act.
  4. The Kerala High Court from January 1, 2022 will be Filing of cases in through electronic mode (e-filing).

2nd December 2022 (Sunday)

  1. The Central government has decided to stick to the existing criteria of ₹8 lakh annual income limit for determination of Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) with respect to the ongoing admissions to the NEET post graduate courses.  (Neil Aurelio Nunes v. Union of India)
  2. On Friday the Delhi High Court set aside an order of a special CBI judge that had  a major relief to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), directed the agency to produce an accused in the Yes Bank Scam before a Mumbai court.  (Central Bureau of Investigation Anti Corruption Branch v Sumeet Kumar and Anr).
  3. In view of rise in the COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the principal seat of Bombay High Court has decided to hear matters through hybrid mode with effect from January 4, 2022 until further orders.
  4. The Calcutta High Court will hear cases through virtual mode only from January 3, 2022 in view of the rising COVID cases and the looming threat of a third wave of the pandemic.
  5. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has moved the Bombay High Court seeking cancellation of bail granted by a special court to Sameer Khan, son-in-law of Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik.
  6. The Madhya Pradesh High Court (MP High Court) has increased its working hours by 30 minutes in an attempt to tackle the large number of pending cases before it.
  7. All Benches of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) will hear cases through virtual mode from January 3, 2022 till January 31, 2022 in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases and the guidelines issued by the Central Government and various other State Governments, imposing restrictions and regulations on public movement.
  8. The Gujarat High Court has observed that under the Muslim personal law, no fundamental right is vested upon a husband to compel his wife to share his consortium with another woman.  (Jinnat Fatma Vajirabhai Ami v. Nishat Alimadbhai Polra)
  9. Two lawyers have filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the Bombay High Court seeking directions to the authorities to formulate a policy for administering COVID booster vaccines.
  10. Today the Delhi and Mumbai police have registered first information reports (FIRs) in relation to the app ‘Bulli Bai’ which put out details of Muslim women allowing users to participate in an ‘auction’.
  11. The Supreme Court will be held hearing of cases through the virtual mode only for two weeks starting from 3rd January 2022.
  12. The Allahabad High Court has decided to revert to virtual mode for hearing cases from January 3, 2022, both at its principal seat at Allahabad and at the Lucknow Bench, In view of the rising Covid-19 cases across Uttar Pradesh.
  13. The technical committee constituted by the Supreme Court to probe the Pegasus surveillance scandal has issued a public notice seeking details from citizens who have a reasonable cause to suspect that their devices were compromised by the Pegasus spyware.

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