Today’s Legal Updates :

  1. Today The Karnataka court restrained 67 media houses from airing or publishing any defamatory content against six Karnataka ministers belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in relation the alleged sex-for-job scandal that has rocked the State.
  2. Today The Madras High Court notified that it will hold only limited physical hearings from March 8 following a surge in COVID-19 cases in some parts of Chennai and Tamil Nadu.
  3. The Bombay High Court has ruled that offenses outside the Indian Penal Code (IPC) punishable by imprisonment for up to three years or more are known and not found.
  4. On Friday The Karnataka High Court reiterated that the right to have footways in reasonably good condition is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 21 under the Indian Constitution.
  5. The Supreme Court of India will begin a limited physical hearing from March 15, 2021.
  6. India’s Chief Justice SA Bobde, former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, and senior Advocates and prominent legal experts K Parasaran and Soli Sorabjee are members of the National Committee set up by the Central Government to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence.
  7. The Delhi High Court has ordered the detention of 3499 inmates, who have been granted temporary bail under various procedures set by the High Court, to apply for the expiry of their temporary bail.
  8. The Delhi High Court has convened a nine-member Committee to deal with the problems of people suffering from chronic diseases such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Hunter’s syndromes, in a timely manner.
  9. The death penalty is tantamount to abuse and the fight against freedom and dignity of a child, the Madras High Court said on Thursday in a case against the death of an elementary school student after he was made a “duck eat” as punishment for being late for school.
  10. Words that cause discord in another community or political party cannot be called an ‘illegal activity’ under Section 2 (o) of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), the Jammu and Kashmir court ruled on Thursday to grant bail to National Conference Leader Hilal Akbar Lone.
  11. The Awadh Bar Association on Saturday (March 06) held its meeting thereafter, issued a press release saying it was ending its ongoing strike and called on its members to resume ‘Judicial Working’ from March 08.
  12. The PIL in the Bombay High Court seeks to declare members of the legal profession as active practitioners and to provide them with a vaccine for the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus first.
  13. Emphasizing that the courts cannot interfere with and discriminate against anyone on the grounds that all forms of intoxication can be harmful, the Madras Supreme Court recently ruled that it was intended for policymakers in the legislature to consider whether the State should dry up.
  14. On Thursday The Karkardooma Magistrate’s Court granted bail to two people (Mohd Shariq and Mohd Shahzad) in the February 2020 case in Northeast Delhi Riots, noting that their presence at the crime scene was “natural”.
  15. On Wednesday The Kerala High Court urged the Electoral Commission to ensure that no illegal signs, banners and advertisements are placed in public places.
  16. The High Court of Tripura held that religious insults committed intentionally / unintentionally or brutally to provoke sectarian religious feelings would not be an offense under Section 295A of the IPC.
  17. “While the legal framework seeks to eliminate punishment, this practice has continued to be followed by schools and institutions across the country,” the Madras Supreme Court said on Thursday.
  18. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut dismissed allegations of abuse by a Kalina-based psychiatrist in the Bombay High Court on Monday, saying the applicant – a family friend – was like a daughter to him.
  19. On Monday, the Kerala High Court heard a petition filed by a suspected drug dealer; searched for telephone records of individuals including investigators within a particular time clock on a particular day.
  20. To hear the application of children suffering from rare diseases such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), Hunter’s syndrome, et al the Delhi High Court ordered the center to explain the affidavit of the health budget for the past five years.
  21. Six State Ministers of the Baratiya Janata Party have gone to the City Civil Court seeking to prevent the media from publishing or publishing or publishing any derogatory content directed at them.
  22. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (02 March) maintained a press release issued by the Press Council of India (PCI) on government departments, which successfully barred all government agencies from placing ads in newspapers owned by Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.
  23. The Delhi High Court on Friday (05.03.21) asked the Delhi government to examine measures in pending legislation for the regulation of online health service aggregators.
  24. The customs department told the Kerala High Court that Swapna Suresh, an accused in a gold smuggling case, has made “shocking revelations” against the Chief Minister, the Speaker and some ministers in her statement before a magistrate.
  25. The Bombay High Court Friday (05.03.21) extended till March 16 the interim protection granted to Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and exempted him from appearing before the Alibaug Magistrate in an abetment to suicide case registered against him. Goswami was earlier asked to appear on March 10.
  26. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday (02nd March) stayed a communication issued by the Press Council of India (PCI) to the Government Departments, which had effectively barred all Government agencies from placing advertisements in the newspapers owned by Hindustan Media Ventures Ltd.
  27. The Karnataka High Court refused to stay the notification issued to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, by which fitment of FASTag has been made compulsory for all vehicles and a valid FASTag is mandatory while getting a new 3rd Party Insurance.
  28. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)’s Mumbai Zonal Unit has submitted an 11,700-page charge sheet in the drug case connected to actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, against his partner Rhea Chakraborty and 32 others.
  29. The Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated earlier recommendations on the appointment of Judges to the High Courts of Kerala, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh, following a meeting convened on 2nd March 2021.The Collegium has therefore reaffirmed its recommendation of advocates Viju Abraham, Mohammed Nias C.P. and Paul KK for elevation to the Kerala High Court, Advocate Nagendra Ramachandra Naik to the Karnataka High Court and Satyen Vaidya to the Himachal Pradesh High Court.
  30. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court upheld an order of the National Human Rights Commission, holding the Government vicariously liable for lapses on part of its Drugs Department, in keep a regular vigil on the contents of drugs being offered for sale.
  31. The Supreme Court Collegium on 05th March approved the proposal for the appointment of 10 Additional Judges of the Allahabad High Court as Permanent Judges of the Allahabad High Court.
  32. The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, India has taken suo-motu cognizance of the acquittal of a man in a rape case, twenty years after his conviction and has has observed that it seems to be a case of non-application of the Section 433 Cr PC.
  33. “Insults to religion made unwittingly or carelessly or without any deliberate or malicious intention to outrage the religious feelings of aclass wouldnot come within the said section”.: Tripura High Court
  34. Anvay Naik suicide case : Bombay High Court exempts Arnab Goswami from personal appearance.
  35. Supreme Court: the “consent” of a woman with respect to Section 375 must involve an active and reasoned deliberation towards the proposed act. To establish whether whether the “consent” was vitiated by a “misconception of fact” arising out of a promise to marry, two propositions must be established.”
  36. Supreme Court of India is all set to start hearing cases in a hybrid manner Despite the legislative framework that by all means seek to eliminate corporal punishment, the practice has been persistently followed by schools and institutions across the county.

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