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Adarsh Kumar

Beef About Transport

In a landmark judgment, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that Uttar Pradesh’s law banning cow slaughter does not forbid the transportation of beef. A petition was filed challenging an order wherein a motorcycle had been confiscated under the UP Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955

Warning Label

The Delhi High Court has granted “one last opportunity” to the centre to frame the policy on online sale of medicines within eight weeks. Noting that the matter has been pending before it for five years, the Court observed that the government has had sufficient time to frame the policy

Safeguards are crucial

The Supreme Court has decried the confiscation of electronic devices from media personnel. It reiterated the danger of giving government overarching powers without guidelines. At stake is the freedom of the press to gather news and protect sources without fear

Odds Against

The Supreme Court has from time to time passed sweeping orders for the betterment of air quality in the region. The first such order came 25 years ago in 1998 on a petition filed regarding vehicular pollution by environmentalist MC Mehta. Now, the top court has stepped in again, this time with a sharper focus

Judge Versus Judge

Recently, Justice Biren Vaishnav, the senior judge of the Gujarat High Court upbraided his colleague Justice Mauna Bhatt for voicing a difference of opinion regarding an on-going tax matter. It has created something of a legal precedent

The Non-Humans

The Supreme Court recently directed the centre and all state governments to ensure complete eradication of the practice of manual scavenging while dealing with deaths occurring in sewers. The Court held that it was the centuries-old stigmatising social practices that led to the deprivation of scavengers to such levels that they were not even recognised as human beings. Regrettably, manual scavenging still persists despite many legislations

Regressive Move, says Tam...

The National Medical Commission notification staying the opening of new medical colleges has raised the ire of the state chief minister who said it was tantamount to punishing states which had invested in public health infrastructure

Cruelty of Divorce

The Bombay High Court recently upheld a 2016 order of a family court denying divorce to a man who claimed that his wife was suffering from epilepsy, which he termed as an incurable disease that had led to her being of unsound mind. The Court observed that epilepsy cannot be considered as a valid ground for divorce under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. This is a key judgment since it concerns petitions relating to breakdown of marriages

No Easy Way Out

Slamming a petitioner who refused to pay maintenance to his wife and daughter claiming he was on study leave, the Madras High Court said his duty to them cannot take a back seat

Porn and Privacy

Recently, the Kerala High Court quashed the criminal proceedings initiated against a man who was arrested by the police for watching obscene videos on his mobile phone on the roadside. The Court made it clear that the individual had committed no offence as he was viewing the obscene video in his private time without exhibiting it to others. The case has, however, revived the debate about pornography and the laws that govern it

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