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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.

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The Delhi High Court recently disposed of a plea seeking refund of conversion and parking charges collected by municipal corporations in the capital while asking respondent authorities to treat the petition as a representation. The Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh was seized of a petition filed by an association of manufacturers and traders in Delhi. Filed by Padam Nagar Bagh Kare Khan Manufacturers and Traders Association, through Advocate Gagan ...

Feature

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.

The Doon Dilemma

Does the need for defence obliterate the need for a sustainable environment for future generations? This question was raised before the Supreme Court of India, a conundrum even for the highest court of the land to find a balance between the two.

Columns

Litmus test looms for US Supreme Court in abortion rights case

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.

Charting a New Course

The framers of the Constitution made accountability an integral element with respect to the legislature and executive. However, they consciously decided to keep the judiciary on a different pedestal. They trusted the competence of the men and women who would adorn the Bench, in upholding the Constitution.” These words of Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana were delivered at the 71st Constitution Day meet at Vigyan Bhawan recently.

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

Litmus test looms for US Supreme Court in abortion rights case

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.

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 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. According to the affidavit, the Commission for Air Quality Management and Central Government has immediately taken steps to further augment the implementation of directions by the Commission with a view to achieve the desired results as improving the air quality.   An Enforcement Task Force of five members has been constituted ...

Advocate complains to Delhi top cop to book SP MP Shafiqurrahman Barq for his remarks on construction of Ram Mandir

An advocate has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police Commissioner against Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqurrahman Barq for his controversial statement regarding the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

Madhya Pradesh High Court dismisses law student plea seeking direction to appear in one paper of LL.B 5th semester

It is observed by the Madhya Pradesh High Court that for the petitioner, admitted in June 2015, the 5 years period expired in June 2020 but he couldn't clear all the papers. The University has withheld the result and has come out with a response that he cannot now be permitted to complete the course.
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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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