Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Mumbai police say Republic TV is trying to play ‘victim’ and is trying to pass an investigation into a Television Points Rating (TRP) scam from Mumbai police to the CBI.
  2. The Delhi Magistrate’s Court on Saturday adjourned until April 27 a public hearing in the name of Jain god Tirthankar Lord Rishabh Dev and Hindu god Lord Vishnu who claimed that Quwwat-Ul-Islam Masjid, located at Qutub Minar Complex in Mehrauli, had been rebuilt to replace the temple. of the temple building consisting of 27 temples.
  3. On Friday The Supreme Court ruled that if a backward class candidate scores marks on par with meritorious candidates, then his/ her admission selection would be under the general category while the reserved category remains open for those backward class candidates getting scores required for entry therein.
  4. The Awadh Bar Association, which has been out of work since February 24 in protest of the Education Tribunal and Goods and Services Tax (GST) Appellate Tribunal, has decided to call off the strike.
  5. Two Mumbai lawyers, Vaishnavi Gholave ​​and Jogesh Morbale have gone to the Bombay High Court seeking vaccination from COVID-19 on the importance of members of the judiciary, lawyers and their staff.
  6. On Saturday The Madras High Court announced that it would hold a limited number of cases from March 8 following the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in parts of Chennai and Tamil Nadu.
  7. The Madras High Court last month found that private individuals had the freedom to decide whether to display display boards or other objects (even if they contained the name of Caste) in accordance with their wishes as long as they were not obscene or disgusting.
  8. The Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Srinagar Bench on Friday upheld the legitimacy of the Egress And Internal Movement (Control) Ordinance, 2005 while setting aside a directive made by First Class Magistrate expressing doubts about its effectiveness.
  9. Emphasizing that a case of incitement to animosity between various classes or questioning the policies of the then Government could not be called an Unlawful Work under UAPA, Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara Court in Jammu & Kashmir granted bail to National Conference leader Hilal Akbar Lone.
  10. The Rajasthan High Court recently ordered the State Government to amend its notice so that people with disabilities can be appointed to the ranks of primary school teachers.
  11. Bombay High Court : offences under laws other than Indian Penal Code (IPC) which are punishable with imprisonment of 3 years or more are cognizable and non-bailable (Piyush Ranipa v. State of Maharashtra).
  12. He Karnataka High Court has restrained 67 media houses from publishing defamatory content against 6 state Ministers belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in relation the alleged sex-for-job scandal.
  13. Madras High Court held that in view of the recent surge of COVID-19 cases all the cases will be heard through a hybrid or virtual mode.
  14. Madras High Court: it is for the policy-makers in the legislature to consider whether the State should turn dry…. it is a matter where a citizen wears his self-righteousness on his sleeve and seeks the removal of a liquor store on some archaic sense of puritanis… Courts cannot barge and interfere on the personal predilection of any individual that every form of drinking may be evil.

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