On Tuesday the UP government announced the Kanwar Yatra - could take place with a "minimum number of people" and that a negative RT-PCR test could be made compulsory if required. On the other hand, Uttarakhand has canceled the Kanwar Yatra this year citing the Corona pandemic.
The court emphasized on the requirement of more active presence of civil defence personnel or police personnel in the market places, including the weekly and hawker places, and directed for proper sanitization of public facilities, if not already done.
To quash the decision of CBSE regarding the physical conduct of examination and provide for alternative assessment scheme to the students, as was done last year, 297 students wrote to Chief Justice N.V. Ramana to take suo motu cognizance in the matter.
A PIL was registered suo motu by Chief Justice PR Ramachandra Menon and Justice Parth Prateem Sahu because of various interlocutory applications with different prayers with regard to the conditions in jails amid the Covid-19 pandemic and also in respect of some circulars issued by the authorities.
The court underscored that Article 17 was written into the Indian Constitution with the hope that the practice of untouchability in general and manual scavenging, in particular, would not continue in a free and independent India.
Despite these legislative provisions, the Supreme Court noted that as on 12 July, trial was completed in only 911 of the 24,212 child sexual abuse cases registered in India from 1 January to 30 June 2019.
In a notice issued by chairperson Swati Maliwal to Additional Commissioner of Delhi Police, she has asked the steps taken by the Delhi Police to increase the participation of women officers at higher level.