Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Consortium of National law Universities has agreed to expeditiously look into the grievances raised by Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2021 candidates regarding the mandate to deposit Rs.50,000 to participate in the seat allotment process for admission to National Law Universities.
  2. Today Advocate ML Sharma has filed a contempt petition before the Supreme Court on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who heads the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet and Home Minister Amit Shah, for appointing Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commissioner allegedly in violation of the top court’s Prakash Singh judgment.
  3. Today The Bombay High Court granted temporary bail to Bhima Koregaon accused Surendra Gadling from August 13 to August 21, 2021 to attend mother’s funeral rites.
  4. Yesterday The Delhi High Court sought details from the Municipal Corporation of Delhi regarding illegal constructions in the vicinity of Qutub Minar in south Delhi.
  5. Today The Madras High Court came to the aid of a father facing issues in securing re-issuance of a passport for his adopted child.
  6. Today the Supreme Court of India registered a suo motu case on safeguarding courts and ensuring protection and security of judges.
  7. Yesterday The Punjab and Haryana High Court granted bail to Gurmail Singh, a man accused of performing Ardas (prayer) in a Gurudwara for the early release of the head of Dera Sacha Sauda, Gurmeet Ram Rahim who is currently serving a twenty-year sentence in a rape case. 
  8. Today the Gujarat High Court had occasion to comment on the limited scope of court interference when it comes to such disputes, While declining to interfere with a tender award decision taken by the Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (G-RIDE).
  9. Today The Supreme Court of India has agreed that it will hear next week, the petition filed by Director of Hindu Group of publications N Ram and founder of Asianet Sashi Kumar seeking an enquiry by a sitting or retired judge of the Supreme Court into the Pegasus surveillance scandal.
  10. Today Mumbai Police informed the Bombay High Court justifying the businessman’s arrest Refusal to accept the notice under Section 41A of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) was indicative of Raj Kundra’s refusal to co-operate with the investigation ongoing in the porn racket case.
  11. Today Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, has agreed to not use the words “Comedy Factory” in any form in a trademark infringement suit filed in Bombay High Court by a sole proprietorship firm owning the trademark – ‘The Comedy Factory’.
  12. Today The Orissa High Court has decided to commence live streaming of its proceedings from 2nd August 2021.
  13. Today Justice Gautam Patel of the Bombay High Court expressed his shock and dismay upon finding that a lawyer appearing for the plaintiff in a case had previously appeared for the defendant in another proceeding.
  14. Yesterday the Kerala High Court observed that while dismissing a plea to reassess the minority status of Muslims and Christians in the State of Kerala for Few people belonging to minority communities being financially well off cannot be considered as an indicator that the entire community is socially and economically advanced.
  15. Yesterday the Patiaia House court (Delhi) said that the Concept of locus standi is alien to criminal law, while remanding Ambience mall owner Raj Singh Gehlot to the custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till August 5 in connection with an alleged case of criminal conspiracy and diversion of funds.
  16. On Wednesday the Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered the transfer and posting of about 97 judicial officials in the State of Himachal Pradesh The transferred officers include district, sessions and civil judges.
  17. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court sought the response of the State government on a plea seeking directions to ensure that medical practitioners are protected from acts of violence by relatives of patients.
  18. Yesterday The Supreme Court reserved its judgment in the appeal filed by Amazon against the Delhi High Court order which stayed a previous order directing the attachment of properties of Future Group companies and Kishore Biyani in relation to the Future-Reliance deal.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice to Baba Ramdev and others in a suit filed against the Yoga guru for allegedly spreading misinformation through his statements against allopathy and for touting Patanjali drug Coronil as a cure for COVID-19.
  20. Today The Delhi High Court has extended the life of interim orders till August 13 while dealing with the suo moto petition registered in order to deal with the matter concerning extension of interim orders in all matters pending before it and subordinate Courts in view of the limited functioning due to the second Covid wave.
  21. Today The Delhi High Court asked the Delhi Government to file its response on a plea alleging that persons marrying under the Islamic Law are being forced to register their marriage under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.
  22. Today The Supreme Court has taken the view that the long pendency of appeals at the Allahabad High Court must be decided on broad parameters framed by the Court, While hearing a batch of 18 petitions seeking bail, a division bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hemant Gupta prescribed material aspects to be considered in framing such parameters.
  23. Today the Delhi High Court has issued slew of directions in order to make the virtual hearing system in the Tribunal more efficient till the resumption of physical hearings, that the claims of workmen should not be adversely affected due to lack of infrastructure to hold virtual hearings in Central Government Industrial Tribunal.
  24. Today The Gauhati High Court ( Kohima Bench) has passed an interim direction stating that the salaries of government employees should not be stopped for the reason of not having been vaccinated and that no fees should be charged from them for the purpose of testing.
  25. On Wednesday The Uttarakhand High Court issued notice on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the validity of Bar Council of Uttarakhand Rules for levying exorbitantly high registration fees on law graduates for the process of enrolment.
  26. Yesterday The Kerala High Court ruled that residents born outside the state who are socially adapted to the norms and values of the state are entitled to a nativity certificate for claiming educational and other benefits available to natives.
  27. Today The Rajasthan High Court held that parole can’t be denied to eligible prisoners on the ground that simultaneous release of convicts, who hail from the same village and associate with the same crime could give a wrong message in society.
  28. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court directed the State government to place on record steps taken for protection of medical practitioners from acts of violence by dissatisfied relatives of patients.
  29. Today The Delhi High Court adjourned to 27th August appeal filed by WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook Inc against a single bench order declining to interfere with CCI’s investigation.
  30. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that the Jurisdiction under Article 215 of the Constitution of India can’t be exercised to make provision of Section 20 of Contempt of Court Act, 1971 otiose.
  31. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice on an appeal preferred by Arjuna Awardee and five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma from a Sinle Judge order, refusing to interfere with the decision of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI), the apex body for promotion and development of Para Sports in India, to not shortlist him for the Tokyo Games 2020.
  32. Today The Madhya Pradesh High Court has held that if a detenu is in custody at the time of passing the detention order, then it is necessary for the Detaining Authority to mention this fact in the detention order and also, consider the prospects of the release of the detenu on bail.
  33. On Wednesday The Rajasthan High Court directed the Superintendent of jails across the state to inform all eligible prisoners of their right to be considered for being released on parole as soon as their cause becomes ripe.

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