Month: January 2020

Delhi High court questions JNU on conducting online exams in absence of classes

Delhi High court questions JNU on conducting online exams in absence of classes

The Jawaharlal University was questioned by the Delhi high court on Wednesday to explain the purpose of conducting online open book or take-home exams while classes have not been conducted. The professors and students of the varsity represented by advocate Ritin Rao have filed a plea against the decision to conduct end semester exams of…

Madras HC: Retired employees can form union under the Trade Union Act,1926

Madras HC: Retired employees can form union under the Trade Union Act,1926

The Madras High Court held that it is not necessary that only a serving employee is fit to form a union rather retired employees also have the right to form trade union under the Trade Unions Act 1926. Justice S. Vaidyanathan said, “The Authority is bound to register the Association formed by the retired employees…

Supreme Court dismisses the curative petition filed by Nirbhaya convict Akshay

Supreme Court dismisses the curative petition filed by Nirbhaya convict Akshay

The Supreme Court on January 30, 2019, rejected the curative plea filed by Akshay, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya Gang Rape and Murder case. A five-judge bench of Supreme Court consisted of Justice N.V. Ramanna, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Arun Mishra, Justice R.F. Nariman and Justice R Bhanumathi dismissed…

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

The Lok Sabha passed the much-awaited bill on the personal data protection which was thoroughly examined by a joint committee before being passed in Parliament. The bill aims to protect the personal data of an individual, and establishes a Data Protection Authority for the same. Whereas the fundamental rights of the citizen i.e right to…

CAA Protests: No evidence of violence by protestors or injuries to police; UP court grants bail

CAA Protests: No evidence of violence by protestors or injuries to police; UP court grants bail

Court of Bijnor district has granted bail to 48 people accused of rioting and attempted murder by the Uttar Pradesh Police during the violent December protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA. On Wednesday, while hearing the bail applications of 48 of the 83 accused, the judge made some sarcastic observations against the police…

Union Cabinet Approves Bill To Raise Limit For Legal Abortions From 20 To 24 Weeks

Union Cabinet Approves Bill To Raise Limit For Legal Abortions From 20 To 24 Weeks

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced that the union cabinet has given its assent to amend the medical termination of pregnancy act 1971 increasing the upper limit for legal abortions from 20 weeks to 24 weeks, the minister was quoted saying “In a progressive reform and giving reproductive rights to women the limit of 20 weeks…

SC: No obligation on airlines to escort passengers to the boarding gate

SC: No obligation on airlines to escort passengers to the boarding gate

Coram: A bench comprising Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari said that the appellant Airlines cannot be blamed for the non-reporting of the respondents at the boarding gate when the boarding gate was finally closed. Judgment: ‘There is no contractual obligation on the airlines to escort every passenger, after the boarding pass is issued to…

Anticipatory Bail Cannot Be Limited To A Fixed Period Except In Special And Peculiar Circumstances: SC

Anticipatory Bail Cannot Be Limited To A Fixed Period Except In Special And Peculiar Circumstances: SC

The supreme court of India in Sushila Aggarwal v. State of NCT of Delhi held that anticipatory bail should not be limited to a fixed term. But if there are any special necessity then the court can fix the tenure of anticipatory bail. Issue: (1) Whether the protection granted to a person under Section 438…

Sabarimala reference: SG urges SC to consider reframing the issues

Sabarimala reference: SG urges SC to consider reframing the issues

A nine bench judge gave the directions in a reference made during the Sabarimala review petition; it said it will consider issues related to essential religious practices, the interplay between fundamental rights and faith, judicial review and other aspects. A reference is made by a court when there is reasonable doubt about a question of…

SC turns down Nirbhaya case convict’s plea against rejection of mercy plea

SC turns down Nirbhaya case convict’s plea against rejection of mercy plea

On January 17th, 2020, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy plea filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the accused in the Nirbhaya rape case. Essentially, the remaining four convicts have been awarded the death penalty and shall be hanged on February 1st, 2020, as per the schedule. Moreover, Mukesh filed a…