One of India’s most popular tiger reserves, Jim Corbett National Park, in Uttarakhand is the focus of a Supreme Court decree which has blamed the state’s former forest minister for multiple irregularities.
Recently, a ruling by a five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court made the process of passive euthanasia less difficult and less time-consuming. What is the legal history of this matter and the issues involved?
The Calcutta High Court slammed a husband for initiating divorce proceedings due to his wife’s infertility and asked him to be a pillar of support for her. Courts have often taken an empathetic view in such matters.
Protests have erupted across Kerala after the state government made public a satellite survey report on areas that are to fall within the proposed buffer zone around 22 wildlife sanctuaries and parks in line with the Supreme Court directions. The protests are against what they say is the government’s “hasty” satellite survey of forest areas.
A famous liquor distilling factory in Punjab has been shut down on the orders of the chief minister. The grounds for closure are to do with environmental concerns, which is in line with current trends in other states.
A 16-year-old Muslim girl has become the focus of a petition in the Supreme Court where Muslim Personal Law clashes with the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, which prescribes 18 years as the age for sexual consent. There are some precedents, but this case is an important landmark.