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The Supreme Court has directed stay the FIR registered against the women journalists for reporting the communal violence in Tripura, as well as issued a notice while asking them to file a reply. The journalists were reporting on religious tensions in Tripura following recent attacks on mosques....
The Supreme Court expressed its displeasure with the states for the laxity in providing compensation to the family members of those who died of Covid -19.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday has strongly reprimanded the Delhi Government and said the administration has been paralyzed during a hearing on the increasing dengue cases in Delhi.
A Delhi advocate has filed a complaint with Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana seeking action against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union leaders Aishe Ghosh and Saket Moon for organising an event demanding the reconstruction of the demolished Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.

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The Supreme Court has directed stay the FIR registered against the women journalists for reporting the communal violence in Tripura, as well as issued a notice while asking them to file a reply. The journalists were reporting on religious tensions in Tripura following recent attacks on mosques....

14 year old found hanging in classroom, Supreme Court issues directions in a plea seeking CBI probe alleging minor’s rape and murder

The Supreme Court recently issued a notice in a plea filed by a mother alleging rape and murder of her 14 year old daughter who was found hanging in her classroom in Uttar Pradesh.

Delhi HC reprimands Delhi govt, municipal bodies for not checking dengue cases, says elections being won on freebies and not governance

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday has strongly reprimanded the Delhi Government and said the administration has been paralyzed during a hearing on the increasing dengue cases in Delhi.

Feature

Going by the Book

By setting aside a Kerala High Court order, the Supreme Court sent a reminder that under existing law, the Courts do not have the power to alter a judgment and an order once passed, except to correct a clerical or arithmetical error.

Redefining Sexual Assault

The Allahabad High Court has reduced the jail sentence of a man convicted for sexually assaulting a child by controversially observing that oral sex does not fall within the category of “aggravated sexual assault” under POCSO.

POCSO cases: Pathetic pendency

As per a report of Praja Foundation, 99% of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in 2020 are pending trial. The delay is being attributed to factors like setting up of virtual courts during the pandemic and the unorganised police-court mechanism. There is, therefore, a need to understand the various agencies involved in the functioning of the POCSO Act and the issues and challenges faced by special courts due to which pendency has taken place.

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Defending the Judiciary

led to a lot of harsh criticism of the judicial system and judges in recent years. Social media provides all individuals with a platform for expressing their views to the world, and objective truth as a virtue is increasingly losing its value in such a marketplace.

Judicial interventions: The Nudge Theory

On the sidelines of Constitution Day celebrations in Parliament on November 26, 2021, which the Opposition parties boycotted, the attention somehow turned to the role of the judiciary in the Indian polity. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, in his address during the opening ceremony of the Constitution Day function organised on the same day by the Supreme Court registry, stated that lakshman rekha drawn by the Constitution is sacrosanct. But there are times when courts are compelled to pay attention to unresolved grievances in the interest of justice.

Slapp in the Face of Justice

A new type of legal action is increasingly being used by powerful people and governments to shut down criticism from activists, academics, whistleblowers, and journalists. This is officially known as a Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, or SLAPP.

Specials

The Definitive Debate

Students at an online debate competition held recently put forth impassioned and reasoned arguments that touched upon social and political life, as well as abstract themes.

Welcome Move

The former Supreme Court judge has taken over as the chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal. He had retired from the Supreme Court this July. His vast experience and “welfarist and humanist” approach will be much needed at the tribunal. Earlier this year, APN channel.....

Aryan Khan case: The Media on Trial

By Sanjay Raman Sinha  The overdrive witn...

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PIL seeks in-frame sign language interpreter for all official press briefings by PM, other leaders

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and states to provide in-frame sign language interpreter in all the official press briefings conducted by the Prime Minister, other Ministers of the Union Government, Chief Ministers of all states and other Ministers of the state government, in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.

Tripura tweets: Journalist Shyam Meera Singh and other activists booked under UAPA move Supreme Cour...

Earlier, Shyam Meera Singh through his Twitter handle informed that Tripura police imposed UAPA on him for merely writing three words on the microblogging platform, "Tripura is Burning."

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Defending the Judiciary

led to a lot of harsh criticism of the judicial system and judges in recent years. Social media provides all individuals with a platform for expressing their views to the world, and objective truth as a virtue is increasingly losing its value in such a marketplace.

Judicial interventions: The Nudge Theory

On the sidelines of Constitution Day celebrations in Parliament on November 26, 2021, which the Opposition parties boycotted, the attention somehow turned to the role of the judiciary in the Indian polity. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, in his address during the opening ceremony of the Constitution Day function organised on the same day by the Supreme Court registry, stated that lakshman rekha drawn by the Constitution is sacrosanct. But there are times when courts are compelled to pay attention to unresolved grievances in the interest of justice.

Law Schools

HNLU Raipur releases first ever Day Zero campus recruitments

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU) Raipur’s graduating batch of 2020 has released campus recruitment figures for the 50 students (out of a batch of 150) who took part in the official campus placement activities.

LawSikho ties up with MEPSC for new courses

LawSikho, India’s leading online education company that creates advanced and practical legal courses, has partnered with Management & Entrepreneurship and Professional Skills Council (MEPSC) to co-create and roll out five new online courses

MNLU-N students can now graduate as judicial officers for direct recruitment: CJI Bobde

Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU) has come up with a course in “Nyay Shastra”, based on the ancient Indian judicial system that will train individuals as judicial officers and they can be recruited as judges directly without any further training.

News
Update

A Delhi advocate has filed a complaint with Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana seeking action against Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union leaders Aishe Ghosh and Saket Moon for organising an event demanding the reconstruction of the demolished Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya.

Rajasthan advocate files complaint against Vicky Kaushal, Katrina Kaif ahead of their wedding in Sawai Madhopur district

Viky Kaushal-Katrina Kaif wedding: Advocate Netrabind Singh Jadoun has also filed a complaint against the Hotel as they have blocked the road leading to the temple from December 6 to 12.

Allahabad HC asks Centre, Uttar Pradesh govt to list schemes for poor students

The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has asked the state and Central governments about schemes for students unable to pay the fees due to the economic situation while hearing the plea of a Dalit IIT student for whom the court had contributed Rs 15,000 towards her IIT BHU seat.

Sudha Bhardwaj bail: NIA seeks urgent listing of plea challenging activist’s bail

Appearing on behalf of the NIA, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said since the Bombay High Court order would come into effect on December 8, the agency's challenge to the order should be heard as soon as possible before it becomes pointless.
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Video: SC on air pollution, SC on NEET PG examination

During the hearing on air pollution in the Supreme Court, the Center informed about the formation of the task force.
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Video: SC on air pollution, Supreme Court on Tripura election matter

Supreme Court showed strictness on air pollution matter….Given a 24-hour ultimatum to governments to take initiative…Governments can't shoot from the shoulders of the court….Message given to set up an independent task force
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Video: SC on ONGC, Bombay High Court on Sudha Bhardwaj in Elgar Parishad case

Supreme Court reprimands ONGC for negotiating fees with arbitrator judges… saying you are insulting judges… asking attorney general to intervene
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Video: SIT investigation on Tripura violence case,Allahabad High Court on ​​Lakhimpur Kheri violence case

During the hearing of pollution, the Solicitor General said, the states are not complying with the pollution control orders … fined … sought an answer
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