The Delhi High Court has sought a reply from the Delhi Police on the plea of Devangana Kalita, a JNU student and activist of the Pinjara Tod Activist. Kalita, who is accused of rioting in northeast Delhi in February 2020, has asked for a copy of the video of the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
The chief justice of India’s statement that the SC is keen on discouraging petitioners resorting to Article 32 has drawn criticism as it is one of the basic features of the Constitution. Perhaps he was alluding to the flood of petitions reaching Court when personal liberty is not taken seriously by High Courts.
The apex court has disapproved of the way in which the Shaheen Bagh protests took place and ruled that such agitations must be in designated areas alone and public spaces cannot be occupied indefinitely.
The Gauhati High Court has accepted an application of farmer leader Akhil Gogoi in which Gogoi has challenged the dismissal of bail by the NIA Special Court in a case registered in connection with the alleged role in violent demonstrations against the Amended Citizenship law in Assam.
At one time, it was said that political parties like the Congress were being excessively advised by lawyers at the expense of politics. Now power politics dominates. The law is only there to be observed in the breach
The Delhi High Court today granted bail to Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February.
During the hearing on pleas seeking investigation into police brutalities on Jamia Students, the Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi, the police counsel, said that Delhi Police’s action was justified and at par with the threat to life faced by the police.