The Supreme Court of India will be hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking directions to debar the persons from contesting election against whom charges have been framed in serious offences.
A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court, asking for directions to the Union of India (UOI) to issue comprehensive guidelines with respect to online virtual classes through video conferencing for children. Nand Kishore Garg filed this PIL through his advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi.
Even as President Ram Nath Kovind gave his approval to the three contentious farm bills on Sunday, the protests by opposition and farmer groups continued and Congress MP TN Prathapan from Kerala has made preparations to approach the Supreme Court today to file a petition against the bills.
Since the announcement of the nationwide lockdown on March 25, 2020, the economy has been reeling under tremendous pressure from severe livelihood losses (78 percent), rising unemployment rate (47 percent), severe decline in consumption and production and an almost 24 percent contraction in GDP.
Farmers in many states are protesting against three new farm Bills, which were passed in the Rajya Sabha in a charged atmosphere. The row led to the suspension of eight Opposition members for the rest of the session. The MPs later staged a sit-in outside Parliament.
The Supreme Court has agreed to examine whether certain provisions of the Special Marriage Act of 1954, which allows personal records to be made available to the public for scrutiny 30 days prior to the intended marriage, violate the right to privacy of the parties.
In a press conference held in Delhi today, Chief Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced that the Bihar elections will be held in three phases and will commence on the October 28. The other dates are November 3 and November 7. The results will be announced on November 10.
The Supreme Court tomorrow will hear a plea filed by Ajay Kumar seeking directions to the Election Commission of India to postpone the General Elections for Bihar Assembly in the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic.