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Tuesday, 4th January 2022

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Legal Awareness:- Women and the Indian Constitution

Preamble of the Constitution

Under the Constitutional law, women have equal rights as men so as to enable them to take part effectively in the administrative of the country.

  1. The Delhi High Court will pronounce its order on January 6, Thursday on the plea filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking quashing of the Air India disinvestment process in which Tata Sons had emerged as a winner of the bid.
  2. On Monday the Gujarat High Court issued a slew of directions to litigants and lawyers, restricting entry into the Court and advising other Covid-appropriate behaviour in view of the rise in COVID cases.
  3. Today Chief Justice of India NV Ramana indicated that he would constitute a Special Bench to hear the case relating to admissions to NEET postgraduate courses.  (Neil Aurelio Nunes v. Union of India)
  4. Today the Maharashtra government assured the Bombay High Court that it will not take any coercive action against Nitesh Rane, a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (MLA) and son of Union Minister Narayan Rane in an attempt to murder case.  (Nitesh Rane & Anr. v. State of Maharashtra & Anr.)
  5. Today the First Bench of the Orissa High Court headed by Chief Justice S Muralidhar has urged advocates and parties-in-person appearing before it to avoid using ‘My Lord’, ‘Your Lordship’, ‘Your Honour’ or the prefix ‘Hon’ble’ .
  6. Today Justice PB Varale of Bombay High Court recused himself from hearing the plea by Bhima Koregaon-accused Varavara Rao seeking extension of medical bail granted to him by the High Court in February 2021.
  7. Today the Delhi High Court extended till July 31 the time given to the one-member commission probing the 2019 clashes between lawyers and police at the Tis Hazari court complex.  (Court In Its Own Motion v Union of India and Ors)
  8. Today the Kerala High Court declined to grant bail to the accused husband of Mofiya Parveen, a young law student who recently took her life. The Court, however, granted bail to his parents who are co-accused in the case.  (Mohammed Suhail & Ors. v State of Kerala & Anr.)
  9. Today the Gauhati High Court took strong exception to the manner in which Foreigners Tribunals set up in Assam were functioning, particularly when it came to declaring citizens as foreigners on the basis of mere doubts about veracity of documents produced by individuals.  (Farida Begum vs. Union of India and ors.)
  10. Today the Kerala High Court issued notice to the State in an appeal preferred by Suraj S Kumar who was convicted by the trial court for murdering his 25 year old wife, Uthra, by inducing a cobra bite.  (Suraj S Kumar v State of Kerala)
  11. Today the Delhi High Court sentenced a police officer to a day of imprisonment after holding him guilty of contempt of court for arresting a man without serving him a notice.  (Rakesh Kumar v. Vijayanta Arya (DCP) and Ors)
  12. Today the Delhi High Court dismissed petitions filed by Future Group companies seeking a direction to a Singapore tribunal to deal with its termination applications in relation to its 2019 deal with Amazon.  (Future Retail Limited v NV Investment Holding LLC and Ors)
  13. A certificate course on Comparative Competition Law is being conducted by Suveeksha Eduskills Academy of Executive Education in association with NALSAR University from 10th January 2022- 4th March 2022. Classes will be held three days a week from 5 pm to 6.30 pm.
  14. Today Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra, Anil Deshmukh has moved a Mumbai Sessions Court with a bail plea in relation to the money laundering case being probed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in which he is prime accused.
  15. Today A Mumbai court remanded Vishal Kumar, accused in the BulliBai App case to police custody till January 10, 2022.
    • Kumar was detained from Bangalore on January 3, 2021 and was produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate Court at Bandra on January 4, 2021.
    • The case erupted after details of more than 100 prominent Muslim women were uploaded on an app ‘Bulli Bai’ allowing users to participate in an ‘auction’.
    • The app had appeared on open source platform GitHub triggering outrage.
    • Based on complaints by women who had been targeted by the app, the cyber cell of Mumbai police registered an FIR on January 1, 2022.
    • the complaint of journalist Ismat Ara, one of women who were targeted by the app, the Delhi Police has also registered an FIR against unidentified persons for offences under Sections 153A (promoting enmity on grounds of religion etc), 153B (imputations prejudicial to national-integration), 354A (sexual harassment) and 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code.
  16. Today Additional Solicitor General for the Calcutta High Court Yezdezard Jehangir Dastoor has written to the Editor of the Times of India seeking retraction of an article which stated that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) found no evidence in 21 rape and attempt to rape cases filed in the wake of the post-poll violence in West Bengal last year.
  17. Today the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court observed that a recent judgment of the Court directing installation of CCTV cameras in a spa was violative of the fundamental right to privacy.  (Payel Biswas v. The Commissioner of Police)
  18. On Monday the Supreme Court held Section 34(4) of the Arbitration Act does not impose any obligation on the court to remit a matter to the arbitral tribunal for resuming arbitral proceedings. (IPay Clearing Services Private Limited v. ICICI Bank Limited)
  19. Today the Kerala High Court directed the Devaswom Commissioner to initiate disciplinary action against employees of the Travancore Devaswom Board who failed to report for special duty at Sabarimala, Pampa and Nilakkal.
  20. Today the Delhi High Court observed that Amazon and Future are big corporations with a host of lawyers representing them, it can be expected that they can make alternative arrangements when some lawyers test positive for COVID-19. (Future Retail Limited v NV Investment Holding LLC and Ors)
  21. Today the Delhi Police submitted before the Delhi High Court that Indians who housed Tablighi Jamaat members contributed to the spread of COVID-19 in the country.  (Majid Miyan and Ors v. State)
  22. Today Supreme Court judge Justice R Subhash Reddy retired from office after a relatively short stint of 3 years and 2 months.
  23. Today the Karnataka High Court has issued a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to govern hearings at all its Benches from 5th January to 14th January the principal Bench at Bengaluru will hear cases only via virtual mode.

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