Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today A Kolkata resident has written to West Bengal Advocate General Kishore Datta seeking his consent to initiate contempt of court proceeding against West Bengal Bar Council Chairperson, Ashok Kumar Deb.
  2. Today The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday opined that there is a need to set up proper hybrid hearing systems in district and trial courts across the State, owing to the loss of numerous working days to the first and second waves of COVID-19.
  3. Tomorrow The Supreme Court will hear tomorrow a writ petition filed by a group of 17 final year resident postgraduate doctors seeking alternative mode of assessment, considering the fact that many such doctors are still serving in COVID-19 duties.
  4. Today The Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court that it will not be seeking the Centre’s approval for conducting door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination on an experimental basis for the elderly and persons with disabilities.
  5. Today The Bar Council of India (BCI) has decided that the latest amendments made by it to the BCI Rules will be kept in abeyance till a review committee constituted by it to study the changes, submits a report.
  6. Today A review petition has been filed before the Supreme Court against a June 22 judgment of the Supreme court which had allowed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to conduct physical/ offline exam for private, patrachar and 2nd compartment students for class 12.
  7. Today The Madras High Court expressed doubts as to whether a “right to refuse” the COVID-19 vaccine can be exercised, given that there are larger public health concerns involved and since unvaccinated persons may be asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19
  8. Today A plea was filed before the Allahabad High Court seeking regulation of private school fees in Uttar Pradesh by laying down a policy for charging uniform fees across the State.
  9. Today The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has moved the Supreme Court against increasing incidents of assault, verbal abuse, threat, physical attacks and public lynching against doctors and other healthcare workers by relatives and friends of patients.
  10. Today The Bombay High Court took exception to State politicians and ministers permitting rallies during the COVID-19 pandemic without following protocol and warned of judicial intervention in the event the rallies are not stopped.
  11. Today The Allahabad High Court has cautioned court staff, officers and officials to abide by COVID-19 safety protocols after some were found roaming in High Court corridors and premises without wearing face masks.
  12. Today The Allahabad High Court refused to grant protection to three inter-faith couples on the ground that their marriages were “illegal” since they had not complied with the requirements under the recently enacted anti-conversion law – Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act.
  13. Today The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is considering the option of holding a back-up exam if sufficient number of students are unable to give the upcoming CA examinations in July 2021 due to some contingency like sudden lockdown or closure of examination centre.
  14. Today The Madras High Court clarified that the period of limitation prescribed under Section 23 of the Registration Act, 1908 will not apply when it comes to the registration of Court decrees passed by civil courts.
  15. Today Justice Ashok Bhushan bid farewell to the Supreme Court, Justice Bhushan is retiring on July 4 and today was his last working day.
  16. Today Justice Patel was speaking at a panel discussion organised by the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy on Legal Reforms of Modern Maharashtra, which followed the launch of its briefing book titled ‘Fifteen Suggested Legal Reforms for Maharashtra.’
  17. Today The Allahabad High Court directed the District Magistrate of Baduan, Uttar Pradesh to decide on the appropriate measures to be taken in the case of a man who had allegedly got blindness after he was administered the COVID-19 vaccine.
  18. Today The Karnataka government informed the Karnataka High Court that no pensioner, who receives pension from State government, is required to visit any bank or office for receiving pension.
  19. Today amended Bar Council of India (BCI) Rules that prohibit criticism of the regulatory body as well as State Bar Councils across the country, have been challenged before the Supreme Court.
  20. Chief Justice of India (CJI), NV Ramana is yet to give his approval to the latest amendments introduced by the Bar Council of India to the BCI Rules.
  21. Today The Supreme Court allowed candidates due to appear for the upcoming Chartered Accountant (CA) exams in July, to opt out if they or their family members have suffered from COVID-19 in the recent past.
  22. Today The Calcutta High Court agreed to take on record reply affidavits by the West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and State Law Minster Moloy Ghatak in the case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) seeking transfer of the Narada case.
  23. Today Justice Ravi Malimath, senior-most judge of the Himachal Pradesh High Court, has been appointed Acting Chief Justice with effect from July 1, 2021, consequent upon the retirement of the present Chief Justice L Narayana Swamy.
  24. Today The Coordination Committee of All District Court Bar Associations of Delhi has written to Delhi High Court Chief Justice, DN Patel urging that District Courts be reopened in a phased manner.
  25. Today The Supreme Court ordered the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to form guidelines for payment of ex gratia compensation to family members of persons who succumbed to Covid-19.
  26. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court restrained the State government for two weeks from compelling 180 doctors to register online for the Compulsory Rural Service under provisions of the Karnataka Compulsory Training Service By Candidates Completed Medical Courses Act, 2012.
  27. Today A petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court seeking directions to the University of Kerala to conduct supplementary exams in engineering courses for 2013-17 and 2014-18 batches and publish all pending results expeditiously.
  28. Yesterday Delhi’s Tis Hazari District Court issued fresh summons to actor/activist Deep Sidhu and others in the case concerning the violence that occurred at Red Fort on Republic Day this year.
  29. Yesterday In commuting the death penalty awarded to a man convicted for murdering his mother, wife and two children allegedly as part of plans to die by group suicide, the Madras High Court observed that life imprisonment would be more severe a punishment in this case than a death sentence.
  30. The Delhi High Court has issued practice directions for matters in which bank guarantees are required to be furnished.
  31. Yesterday The Allahabad High Court declined to take into account the statement of a Rape accused that he was willing to marry the rape victim while hearing his bail plea.
  32. Today The Jaipur Bench of the Rajasthan High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking declaration of non-accredited journalists as frontline health workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  33. Today The Rajasthan Government has informed the High Court that it has commenced the process for vaccination of Pakistani Minority Migrants.
  34. Today The Madras High Court has expressed concern over frequent desecration of waterbodies for construction of highways, subways, etc.
  35. Yesterday The Uttarakhand High Court directed that an amount of Rs. 23 Crores be immediately transferred to the State Transport Corporation for the purpose of payment of its Employees’ salary for the month of February and March this year.

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