Today’s Legal Updates
Thursday, 6th January 2022
Legal Awareness:- Women and the Indian Constitution
Equality of Opportunity
- Article 16 provides for equality of opportunity for all citizens in matters relating to employment or appointment to any office under the State.
- Article 39 requires the State to direct its policy towards securing for men and women equally the right to an adequate means of livelihood [Article 39(a)]:, and equal pay for equal work for both men and women [Article 39(d)].
- Article 39A directs the State to promote justice, on the basis of equal opportunity and to promote free legal aid by suitable legislation or scheme or in any other way to ensure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic or other disabilities.
Today Legal Updates :-
- Today the Supreme Court set aside the Calcutta High Court verdict which had quashed the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) transferring a case filed by former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay from Kolkata to Delhi. (Union of India v. Alapan Bandyopadhyay)
- Today A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a court-monitored probe into the breach in security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Punjab yesterday when the PM’s convoy was stuck on a flyover at Hussainwala.
- Today the Delhi High Court dismissed BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy’s plea challenging the ongoing disinvestment of Air India. (Subramanian Swamy v Union of India and Ors)
- Today Chief Justice of India NV Ramana hinted that the Supreme Court would not hear cases through physical mode for the next four to six weeks, in light of the increasing cases of COVID-19.
- Yesterday the Kerala High Court observed that the compulsory condition for applicants to clear the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) to be eligible for the post of Assistant Law Officer at the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is prima facie discriminatory. (Aishwarya Mohan v Union of India & Ors)
- Today the Supreme Court upheld the Manipur High Court order allowing Manipur University to change its reservation quota for various categories in line with State policy. (Shri Kshetrimayum Maheshkumar Sing & Anr v. Manipur University & Ors)
- Today the Delhi High Court has made e-filing compulsory for Central and state governments, local bodies and public sector undertakings for cases, petitions, appeals, and revisions against judgments/orders of subordinate courts.
- Today the Supreme Court reserved its verdict in the plea relating to NEET postgraduate admissions in which reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) introduced by the Central government in the All-India Quota (AIQ) seats in State government medical institutions has been challenged. (Neil Aurelio Nunes v. Union of India)
- Today the Delhi High Court refused to stay the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) Mains Civil Services Examinations scheduled to start from tomorrow. (Rajat Jain and Ors v. UPSC and Anr)
- Today A Maharashtra court has directed the police to initiate a preliminary probe against Patanjali Ayurved founders Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna over their claims about Cornoil tablet as a cure for COVID-19.
- Abhishek Sinha, who was an Equity Partner with Khaitan & Co, is joining Bar & Brief Attorneys to advance its corporate practice. Sinha is joining the firm as a consulting Partner.
- Today the Government of Punjab has constituted a two-member high level committee to conduct a thorough probe into the alleged breach in security of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi in Punjab on January 5 when the PM’s convoy was stuck on a flyover at Hussainwala.
- Today the Allahabad High Court reserved its order in the bail plea moved by prime accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Ashish Mishra.
- Today the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has constituted a four-member panel headed by retired Supreme Court judge Madan Lokur to assess the various issues faced by children in conflict with the law living in observation homes in the national capital.
- Today the Supreme Court of India has decided that it will hear all cases virtually with the judges joining for hearing via video conference from their residences instead of court in view of the surge in COVID cases.
- Yesterday the Madras High Court directed the police to file cases against former ministers, legislators and judges found to be misusing national and state emblems. (S Mukachand Bothra (Deceased) through M Gagan Bothra v. The Central Government)
- The Supreme Court will deliver its order tomorrow in the plea relating to NEET postgraduate (PG) admissions in which reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) introduced by the Central government in the All-India Quota (AIQ) seats in State government medical institutions has been challenged. (Neil Aurelio Nunes v. Union of India)
- Today a Pune court remanded religious guru Kalicharan Maharaj alias Abhijit Dhananjay Sarag to judicial custody after a day in police custody over the alleged hate speech delivered by him in Pune in December 2021.
- Today the Supreme Court will hear tomorrow the plea seeking a court-monitored probe into the security breach related to the Punjab visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Lawyers Voice v. State of Punjab and Others)
- Today the Kerala High Court observed that the satisfaction of the Court cannot be substituted by expert opinion, while acquitting a man accused of murder due to sloppy evidence collection. (Biju Kumar v State of Kerala)
- Today Journalist Aarti Tikoo has moved the Delhi High Court against Twitter’s decision to lock her account for allegedly making a Tweet in violation of its Rules on Hateful Conduct. (Aarti Tikoo v Union of India and Anr)
- Today a Followers of the Hindu Sanatana Dharma have moved the Supreme Court seeking impleadment in a challenge to a 2015 Andhra Pradesh government order prohibiting non-Hindus from obtaining leases and licences for shops, malls and shopping complexes belonging to Hindu religious institutions.
- Yesterday the Gauhati High Court has decided to function in virtual mode with staggered roster, so as to avoid footfalls and to maintain social distancing in view of the surge of the COVID-19 cases in the State of Assam.
- Today the Rajasthan High Court held that the rights of a school and its students to receive education in Hindi are protected under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution and cannot be diluted in the absence of a valid legislation. (School Development Management Committee v. State of Rajasthan)