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Chief Justice NV Ramana’s concern over attacks on the judiciary has led to questions about judges’ relationship with social media and the legal framework to rein in malicious users.

Courts
Update

The Allahabad High Court on Saturday reserved the bail order of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan who has been in Sitapur jail in connection with alleged money laundering cases and document forgery cases. After hearing the arguments of Khan's lawyers and public prosecutor, the bench of Justice Rahul Chaturvedi has reserved the decision. The court will give its decision in this matter next week. Even if the Rampur MP gets relief from the Allahabad High Court, he will still remain behind bars in...

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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.

Columns

Attacks on the Judiciary: Open to Scrutiny

Chief Justice NV Ramana’s concern over attacks on the judiciary has led to questions about judges’ relationship with social media and the legal framework to rein in malicious users.

US Supreme Court: Litmus Test

This long running divide in American politics has become a toxic stew of religion and women’s rights, amped up with conservative versus liberal ideology. Opponents of vaccine mandates and masking rules appear immune to the contradiction of opposing government intrusion into personal freedom with the desire to regulate what women can and cannot do with personal health issues.

What’s the Hurry?

The unwarranted rush in increasing the tenure to five years by resorting to the ordinance route has dismayed many as investigative agencies are often being used by governments to further their interests.

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...

Twitter Feeds

Cause List

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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Law Firms

Attacks on the Judiciary: Open to Scrutiny

Chief Justice NV Ramana’s concern over attacks on the judiciary has led to questions about judges’ relationship with social media and the legal framework to rein in malicious users.

US Supreme Court: Litmus Test

This long running divide in American politics has become a toxic stew of religion and women’s rights, amped up with conservative versus liberal ideology. Opponents of vaccine mandates and masking rules appear immune to the contradiction of opposing government intrusion into personal freedom with the desire to regulate what women can and cannot do with personal health issues.

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

Chief Justice of India Justice N.V. Ramana on Saturday said a lot of problems can be solved with the help of mediation within a short time without approaching the courts. Addressing the Curtain Raiser and Stakeholders' Conclave of the International Arbitration and Mediation Centre, the CJI said a mutually acceptable solution was possible with extensive consultations and thus, unnecessary delay due to court proceedings can be avoided. Approaching courts should be the last step to solve the pr...

Uphaar Cinema case: Delhi court dismisses Ansal brothers’ plea for suspension of 7-year jail term for tampering with evidence

During the trial in the main case related to the tragedy that claimed 59 lives, the Ansals, along with 5 others, including the then court staff, had torn, defaced and obliterated crucial documents of the prosecution evidence to secure their acquittal. The Ansals were convicted in this matter.

Delhi air pollution: Centre affidavit in Supreme Court lists steps taken curb pollution

The Central government has informed the Supreme Court on December 2 that a five-member task force has been constituted to curb the air pollution in Delhi NCR.
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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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