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SC grants protection to lawyer Prashant Bhushan against coercive action in a case

SC grants protection to lawyer Prashant Bhushan against coercive action in a case

A tweet was posted by Prashant Bhushan in which he said, “ministers were feeding the opium of Ramayana & Mahabharata to the people”. He was granted interim protection by the Apex Court. After getting formal replies from the complainant and the state government the bench heard the case. On Friday The Supreme Court granted interim…

the liberal approach cannot be chosen by the authority while granting bail to accused under the NDPS Act

the liberal approach cannot be chosen by the authority while granting bail to accused under the NDPS Act

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, commonly referred to as the NDPS Act, is an Act of the Parliament of India that prohibits a person to produce/manufacture/cultivate, possess, sell, purchase, transport, store, and/or consume any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Bill, 1985 was introduced in the Lok…

NGT to decide on COVID-19 waste

NGT to decide on COVID-19 waste

The Honourable Apex Court has left to the National Green Tribunal to tackle the disposal of the COVID-19 waste such as masks that are being disposed of as household waste. The Court refused to entertain the petition that sought the issuance of direction for proper disposal of the waste. The petition was filed by a…

SC asks Centre to consider adopting ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme during the lockdown

SC asks Centre to consider adopting ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme during the lockdown

During the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown period, The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to consider the feasibility of ‘temporarily’ adopting the ‘one nation, one ration card’ scheme to enable the migrant workers and economically weaker sections (EWS) get subsidized foodgrain. This scheme is scheduled to launch in June. A bench of Justices N V Ramana,…

The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act 2019

The Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Act 2019

The course of justice often prevents it. This quote is absolutely true in the Indian context. Over 3.5 crore cases are pending across the courts in India. India is the second-largest populous country with a population of more than 135 crores and surprisingly the current number of judges in the country is approximately 18000. This…

PIL filed in SC seeking formation of a Uniform Policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies

PIL filed in SC seeking formation of a Uniform Policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) is filed in Supreme Court (SC) seeking formation of a uniform policy for giving financial assistance to lawyers in times of emergencies, like COVID-19 and others in future. Mr. Abhinav Ramkrishna, Advocate and Executive Member of Supreme Court on Record Association filed the petition pointing that Lawyers across the nation…

SC asks Centre on implementation of full wage notification by MHA

SC asks Centre on implementation of full wage notification by MHA

The Supreme Court has asked the centre to put on record the implementation of its policy with regard to the notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) that has issued private companies/ firms to pay full salaries/wages to their employees and workers during  COVID-19 lockdown. A three-judge bench of Justice NV Ramana, Justice Sanjay…

Amid lockdown, the Supreme Court heard 593 cases via video conference

Amid lockdown, the Supreme Court heard 593 cases via video conference

The apex court of India has heard a total of 593 cases through video calls in the last 34 days. Out of 593 cases, 203 cases were related to each other or having the same issues. During the period of quarantine, the Supreme Court delivered 41 judgments and disposed of 174 cases that were related…

COVID-19: Plea in SC seeking ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’ for Police personnel

COVID-19: Plea in SC seeking ‘Risk and Hardship Allowance’ for Police personnel

Retired IPS officer, Mr. Bhanupratap Bargehas filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Supreme Court (SC) seeking a direction to the Central Government (CG) to make apposite provisions for payment of ‘risk and hardship’ allowances, incentives in form of a bonus, additional salary to the police officers who are serving on the frontline during lockdown due to…

Communalising Corona: Plea in SC seeks direction to remove communal hashtags like #coronaJihad,#tablighijamat etc. from social media

Communalising Corona: Plea in SC seeks direction to remove communal hashtags like #coronaJihad,#tablighijamat etc. from social media

A petition was filed in Supreme court of India against the hashtags on social media that are communalizing the Tablighi Jamaat Meeting that was held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin which threatened and blames the entire Muslim community for purposefully spreading the Coronavirus throughout the nation. Advocate Khaja Aijazuddin who filed the petition, he claimed that hashtags…