Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today A Delhi court has dismissed a revision petition filed by Zee TV Editor-in-Chief, Sudhir Chaudhary challenging the summoning order issued to him by the trial court in a defamation case initiated by Trinamool Congress Party MP, Mahua Moitra.
  2. Today  the Madras High Court agreed to hear various parties seeking to be impleaded in the petition challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s constitution of a nine-member committee to study the impact of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical admissions on socially backward students.
  3. Today The Madras High Court upheld the decision to grant default bail to a man accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (UAPA) over a Facebook post, while also criticising the State for its cavalier approach in seeking an extension of remand to defeat his right to default bail.
  4. Today The Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) has passed an interim order suspending the license of a lawyer for allegedly using his chamber for performing religious conversion and Muslim marriages.
  5. Today The Central government has told the Delhi High Court that Twitter is not complying with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (IT Rules, 2021), given the fact that the person appointed to deal with grievances that arise in India is residing in the United States of America.
  6. Today RMA Legal, Advocates & Solicitors has decided to move to a bigger office space in Mumbai.
  7. Today The Karnataka State government informed the Karnataka High Court that it will pass all the repeaters of the Karnataka Pre-University College (PUC) exam by giving them grace marks, in addition to the marks that they had secured in their earlier attempt.
  8. Today The Delhi High Court has granted interim police protection to a woman who allegedly faced threats to her life from the Uttar Pradesh Police and vigilante groups after wilfully converting to Islam.
  9. Today The Bombay High Court expressed its condolences and remorse at the passing away of octogenarian activist and Bhima Koregaon case accused, Father Stan Swamy.
  10. Today Two the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) party Members of Parliament (MPs) have written a latter to President of India, Ram Nath Kovind seeking removal of Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta from the post on the ground that he had held a meeting with BJP leader and Narada scam accused, Suvendu Adhikari.
  11. Today The Supreme Court took an unfavourable prima face view of the conduct by MLAs belonging to the Left parties in Kerala during the ruckus that took place inside the Legislative Assembly in 2015.
  12. Today Swapna Suresh, prime accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, has moved the Kerala High Court for bail in the case registered against her by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
  13. Today The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the allegation by the Bharatiya Janata Party that the Indian National Congress created a toolkit to tarnish the image of the country.
  14. Today J Sagar Associates (JSA) has hired Nand Gopal Anand and Pratish Kumar as Partners in the firm’s Banking & Finance practice.
  15. Today Bhima Koregaon accused, Father Stan Swamy passed away at 1.30 pm in a Mumbai hospital.
  16. Today A Delhi High Court Bench recused from hearing a Habeas Corpus petition filed for release of Delhi Riots accused Gulfisha Fatima, citing heckling by petitioner’s counsel Mehmood Pracha.
  17. Today The Madras High Court emphasised that no new public buildings can be constructed, planned, or sanctioned unless it has facilities ensuring access for persons with disabilities.
  18. Today The Allahabad High Court took exception to a lawyer appearing for a virtual hearing from inside his car. 
  19. Today The Madras High Court sought the responses of the Central government, Bar Council of India (BCI) and Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on a plea challenging the validity of Section 9 of Advocates Act, 1961.
  20. Today The Supreme Court issued notice in a plea highlighting the continued use of Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, which was struck down by the Court in 2015.
  21. Today The Bombay High Court extended the life of interim orders passed by itself as well as subordinate courts and tribunals that fall under its jurisdiction till August 13, 2021.
  22. The mother of one Nimisha, who had left India for Afghanistan to join ISIS, has approached the Kerala High Court seeking repatriation of Nimisha and her four-year-old daughter, Ummu Kulusu (Bindu k Vs. Union of India and ors.).
  23. While hearing a bail application in a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act), the Jharkhand High Court expressed its surprise at the fact that the Investigating Officer has not made the victim a chargesheet witness (Anil Kunwar v. State of Jharkhand).
  24. Today A Jammu and Kashmir court rejected anticipatory bail plea of a person accused of spreading disinformation against COVID-19 vaccination and obstructing vaccination drive at a Government Higher Secondary School at Ashmuji.
  25. Yesterday The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party has moved an impleadment plea in the Madras High Court to oppose the petition moved by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State General Secretary against the Tamil Nadu’s decision to constitute a Committee to study the impact of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on socially backward students.
  26. Today the Madras High Court hearing in petitions challenging the Tamil Nadu government’s ban on online rummy saw interesting comments being made on the extent to which a State can exercise paternalistic authority, including when it comes to mandating vaccination.
  27. Today The Delhi High Court issued notice on a petition alleging inordinate delay by the Government in issuing guidelines for opening up spa centres in the national capital, that were closed in wake of the second Covid-19 wave. It is alleged that spa centres are being discriminated with as salons, gyms and other establishments have been permitted to open up.
  28. Today The Karnataka Judiciary has contributed an amount of Rs. 3.38 crore towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19.
  29. While denying bail to a man for participating in the ‘brazen act of honour killing’ of his sister, the Allahabad High Court last week observed that there is no place for those citizens in the society who go to the extent of eliminating a family member for choosing a life partner of his/her choice.
  30. Today  The Bombay High Court observed that the CBI is duty-bound to investigate not just the former state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh but also the others who may be involved, including the Suspension Review Committee that had reinstated dismissed Assistant Police Inspector Sachin Waze.
  31. Today the Telangana High Court Observing that white-collar crimes against poor farmers should be dealt with an “iron hand” and not leniency, the Telangana High Court upheld preventive detention of a man accused of duping farmers of their hard-earned agricultural produce.
  32. Today A single-judge bench of Justice Mukta Gupta of the Delhi High Court bench issued notice on M/s PPK NewsClick Studio Pvt Ltd and its founder Prabir Purkayastha’s petition seeking quashing of an ECIR against them in a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). The court has also directed for interim protection to Purkayastha to continue and for him to be given a copy of the ECIR.
  33. Today The Delhi High Court disposed of a plea filed by Delhi Liquor Traders’ Association seeking directions to make public Delhi Government’s new excise policy for the year 2021-22, which got approval in the month of June this year.
  34. Today The Kerala High Court established that the notary public of India was authorised to attest to the affidavits of foreign nationals in matrimonial matters, thereby directing the Marriage Officer to accept the notarized affidavit of a foreign woman and consequently register her marriage with the petitioner.
  35. The Punjab & Haryana High Court Observing that an iron hand approach is needed to deal with people who are involved in supplying/selling the illicit spurious country-made liquor and alcohol, the Punjab & Haryana High Court last week denied bail to a bootlegger.

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