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Monday, 3rd January 2022

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Legal Awareness:- Women’s rights under the Constitution of India mainly include equality, dignity, and freedom from discrimination; additionally, India has various statutes governing the rights of women.

3rd January 2022 (Tuesday)

  1. On Sunday the Madras High Court issued a notification suspending physical and hybrid modes of hearing from 3rd January 2022, On account of the surge in cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
  2. Today the Central government mentioned the case relating to admissions to NEET post graduate courses, before the Supreme Court and sought an early listing of the case.  (Neil Aurelio Nunes v. Union of India)
  3. The 31-member strong parliamentary panel tasked with examining the Prohibition of Child Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2021, which seeks to raise the legal age of women to marry from 18 years to 21 years, has only one woman.
  4. Shivani Saxena, one of the accused in the ₹3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP Chopper scam, has been allowed by the Delhi High Court to travel to Dubai for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  (Shivani Saxena v. Directorate of Enforcement)
  5. Today the Supreme Court of India sought the response of the Central government and State of Manipur on a plea challenging the system of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Manipur.  (Amra Bangalee vs Union of India)
  6. The Jharkhand High Court has decided to hear cases through virtual mode from 3rd January 2022 to 14th January 2022 in view of the sudden spike in COVID-19 cases.
  7. Today the Telangana High Court issued notice to the State of Telangana on a plea challenging use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) by the State and Telangana Police without a valid law. (SQ Masood v State of Telangana)
  8. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) will hear cases through virtual mode from 4th January to 21st January 2022 in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases and the restrictions imposed by government authorities.
  9. The annual ‘Year End Review’ published by the Union Law Ministry’s Department of Justice last week revealed that 120 new judges were appointed to High Courts across the country and 63 additional judges were made permanent in 2021.
  10. Today the Delhi High Court agreed to hear Future Group’s petition seeking the termination of Amazon’s case before an arbitral tribunal in Singapore.
  11. Nitesh Rane, a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (MLA) and son of Union Minister Narayan Rane, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking anticipatory bail in an attempt to murder case.
  12. Today in the Lakhimpur Kheri case, the Uttar Pradesh Police’s special investigation team (SIT) filed a 5,000-page chargesheet before a local court, naming Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra as the prime accused.
  13. Today the Delhi High Court issued notices to Central government, National Zoological Park and Central Zoo Authority on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking translocation of the lone African Elephant in Delhi who has remained in solitary captivity for nearly 17 years.  (Nikita Dhawan Thr Her Next Friend v Union of India and Ors)
  14. Two relatives of a deceased in the 2007 Mecca Masjid bomb blast have approached the Supreme Court challenging Section 21(5) of the National Investigation Agency Act (NIA Act) which lays down limitation period for filing appeals under the Act.  (Osman Shareef and Anr. v Union of India and Ors.)
  15. Today Lyricist Javed Akhtar has filed an application before a Thane court seeking rejection of the defamation suit filed against him for his remarks comparing the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to the Taliban.
  16. After taking note of an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the Principal Bench of the Bombay High Court has switched to virtual hearings with effect from 4th January 2022 till the end of the month, or until further orders.
  17. Today the Allahabad High Court decided that it will employ a hybrid system of hearing cases in which lawyers will have the option to appear either via video conference or physically.
  18. Today the Central government notified the appointment of Justice Aniruddha Roy as a permanent judge of the Calcutta High Court.
  19. Today the Supreme Court stayed the bail granted to Yogeshraj, an accused in the Bulandshahr mob lynching incident that led to the death of a policeman in 2018.  (Rajni Singh v. State of Uttar Pradesh and Anr)
  20. The Kerala High Court has put up a notice on its website stating that even cases which are filed using the e-filing portal, will be listed only on production of physical copies of the petition in the face of protests against the implementation of e-filing in the State.
  21. The Delhi High Court will pronounce its order tomorrow at 4.30 pm in Future Group’s pleas seeking directions to arbitration tribunal in Singapore to deal with its termination application.  (Future Retail Limited v Amazon.com NV Investment Holding LLC and Ors)
  22. Today the Central government extended of term of Justice Abhay Ahuja as an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court for a period of one year with effect from 4th January 2022.
  23. Today the Delhi High Court permitted a 28-week pregnant woman to go ahead with the medical termination of her pregnancy, owing to a substantial foetal abnormality.
  24. Three additional judges of the Bombay High Court, Justices Madhav Jayajirao Jamdar, Amit Bhalchandra Borkar and Shrikant Dattatray Kulkarni have been made permanent judges.
  25. The Patna High Court has decided to hear cases exclusively through virtual mode from January 4, 2022 after certain judges and staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

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