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
The Supreme Court has ruled that a daily-rated employee cannot claim regularisation of employment when his initial appointment was not done by a competent authority and a sanctioned post did not exist on which such an employee was working
Part of the three-judge bench led by Justice U.U. Lalit, which set aside the Bombay High Court's skin-to-skin contact order earlier on Thursday, Justice S. Ravindra Bhat has noted down a concurring opinion though separate from the operative judgement by Justice Bela Trivedi.
The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a plea against the Bombay High Court judgment, which said that groping a minor without "skin-to-skin contact" cannot be termed as sexual assault, as defined under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.