The PIL in Supreme Court has been filed by Panda Dharam Rakshini Sabha registered association for the Priests and Pandas of Deoghar at Baba Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple , through its Mahamantri (Secretary) , Kartik Nath Thakur.
Public interest litigation in Delhi High Court has been filed by Advocate Amit Sahni seeking directions to defer surrendering by ailing prisoners and prisoners above 65 years of age, in the larger interest of prisoners and prison administration.
The Delhi High Court adjourned till October 4 hearing a plea seeking ex-gratia amount to the family members of a Delhi Police Constable who lost his life to Covid-19 on May 5, 2020, while serving as a frontline warrior in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to sources, the raids were underway at both the business as well as residential premises of the promoters of Dainik Bhaskar in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur (Rajasthan), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and some places in Maharashtra also.
Prima facie, it appears to be a classification not founded on intelligible differentia nor it is found to have a rational relation/nexus to the object sought to be achieved by such classification, namely, containment and further spread of COVID-19 pandemic, noted the apex court.
The Bench said the affidavit submitted by the State of Kerala discloses a sorry state of affairs and does not in any real manner safeguard the right to health guaranteed to the citizens under Article 21
At the given point of time, the fear of a third wave of COVID-19 pandemic looms large over all Indians, therefore, the authorities shall reconsider allowing this traditional pilgrimage at all for compelling religious reasons, observed the apex court
The Supreme Court bench said that “We direct the UPSC to disclose the number of candidates who would qualify for the interview from amongst the candidates involved in the present petitions and similarly placed persons.”
A Punjab and Haryana High Court single bench passed the dismissal order of the petition of a man who had attempted to illegally oust his aged mother while hearing a Criminal Writ Petition filed by Sunny Goyal.