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The Central Government has said it is not considering making the Law Commission a statutory body in an affidavit in the Supreme Court.
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.
The bench of special NIA judge D.E. Kothalikar while dictating order said the court cannot lose site of the fact that there are serious allegations against Bhardwaj. She has shown apprehension of tampering of evidence. Considering the pros and cons of the matter, much leniency cannot be shown to her.
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....

Courts
Update

The Madras High Court directed the Centre to not take any coercive action against the members of the Indian Broadcasting and Digital Foundation , Sun TV Network and other media platforms which are IBDF member under the IT Rules 2021.

Allahabad High Court directs Prayagraj SSP to decide plea of woman seeking protection from her father, brothers

The Allahabad High Court has directed the SSP of Prayagraj to take a decision on a petition filed by a woman seeking protection of her life from her father and her brothers.

No plan to grant statutory body status to Law Commission: Centre’s affidavit in Supreme Court

The Central Government has said it is not considering making the Law Commission a statutory body in an affidavit in the Supreme Court.

Special NIA court grants bail to Sudha Bhardwaj, no media interaction among terms of bail

The bench of special NIA judge D.E. Kothalikar while dictating order said the court cannot lose site of the fact that there are serious allegations against Bhardwaj. She has shown apprehension of tampering of evidence. Considering the pros and cons of the matter, much leniency cannot be shown to her.

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.

Columns

Troubled Waters

The enactment of the Bill led to the Opposition being up in arms over the legislative competence of the Union government to enact a law on water which is a state subject under the Seventh Schedule.

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.

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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Law Firms

Troubled Waters

The enactment of the Bill led to the Opposition being up in arms over the legislative competence of the Union government to enact a law on water which is a state subject under the Seventh Schedule.

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.

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

The Allahabad High Court has directed the SSP of Prayagraj to take a decision on a petition filed by a woman seeking protection of her life from her father and her brothers.

Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association calls for election of female representative for Apex Court’s GSICC

The Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) on Wednesday called for nominations to the election of one female SCAORA member for the Supreme Court of India's Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee (GSICC).

Delhi advocate files complaint with Delhi top cop seeking FIR against JNU student leaders for screening documentary on Babri Masjid demolition

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.
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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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