Like other exams in the time of Covid-19, the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020, meant for admission to National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, has been in the midst of controversy. It was challenged in different courts and criticised over social media.
As a debate raged over conducting the exams during the pandemic, it reached the apex court which said that if they were postponed, the careers of students would be at peril. Finally, JEE Main was held on September 1
The killing of gangster Rakesh Pandey once again turns the spotlight on the police taking the law into its own hands during encounters, ignoring the guidelines laid down by the apex court for investigating such cases.
THE Indian judiciary, like other institutions, is facing an unprecedented challenge and trying hard to devise means to keep the wheels of justice moving. The main avenue is by adjudicating urgent matters through video-conferencing and issuing several directions.
The declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic, followed by a nationwide lockdown to contain the virus, led to both public and private donations pouring in to help states and people, especially migrant workers