A transfer petition has been filed in the Supreme Court by Senior Advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay seeking the transfer of a PIL pending in the Delhi High Court concerning a potential Uniform Civil Ciode.
Two men, Achhar Singh and Budhi Singh, had challenged their conviction by the Himachal Pradesh High Court. One had been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment and the other to undergo life imprisonment, plus a fine. The High Court had overturned their acquittal by the trial court.
Supreme Court's Juvenile Justice Committee met with juvenile justice representatives from all high courts along with UNICEF and key Central ministry officials to discuss protecting of children in juvenile and care homes during the Covid surge.