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Three activists, connected to the Delhi Riots’ larger conspiracy case under UAPA, were granted bail by the Delhi HC

A Jamia Millia Islamia student, Asif Iqbal Tanha, and two Ph.D. scholars of Jawaharlal Nehru University and Pinjra Tod activists namely Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, were among the 15 people named in the FIR 59/2020, lodged by Delhi Police in connection with the Delhi Riots which broke out...

Lakshadweep Filmmaker Aisha Sultana moves Kerala High Court for Anticipatory Bail in Sedition case

Lakshadweep filmmaker Aisha Sulthana, has approached the High Court of Kerala, seeking anticipatory bail in the sedition case charged against her. The charge comes after her remark that the Government had used a ‘bio-weapon’ on the Island and its people, while appearing on a news channel debate.The F.I.R was...

Protection of Advocates should be the priority : Bar Council Of India

In light of continuous physical threats and attacks on people of the legal fraternity, the Bar Council of India, on the 10th of June, 2021 constituted a committee consisting of 7 members to frame a draft Advocate Protection Bill. The aim of the bill is to ensure the protection...

AILU objects to SCBA’s proposal for the elevation of Supreme Court Advocates as High Court Judges

The All India Lawyers Union has objected to the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) statement, confirming that the CJI has permitted the elevation of Supreme Court Advocates as High Court Judges. The Union claims the elevation to be unconstitutional and against federal principles. The distress resulted from reports of...

More Crimes Surface after post-poll violence in WB

Concerning post-poll violence in West Bengal, the Calcutta High Court had earlier stated that "The people have a right to go back to their homes and live peacefully. It is the duty of the State to ensure that law and order is maintained." In an order passed by a five-judge...

Petition seeking ex-gratia re-imbursement of 1 crore, filed in Delhi High Court

A petition seeking compensation of Rs. 1 crore, for the death of a constable in the police force due to COVID, while working as a frontline worker, has been filed in the Delhi High Court. The petition was filed by the wife of the deceased who happened to be...

Mehul Choksi denied Bail by Dominican High Court

The “most wanted renegade” of not one but three countries, Mehul Choksi, was denied bail by the Dominican High Court citing flight risk. He was also unable to furnish any surety before the Court while seeking bail. The Court was of the opinion that since Choksi did not have...

Commission appointed to investigate the Malad Building Collapse

The Bombay High Court (BHC) has ordered a judicial enquiry to look into the transgressions that have occurred in Malad, after a building collapsed on Thursday, killing 12 people. The BHC in its order stated that it was pained at how, even after the BHC took suo motu cognizance...

SC takes up plight of Migrant Workers

The division bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice M.R. Shah today heard the suo moto writ petition in Re: Problems and Miseries of Migrant Labourers. The concern addressed was regarding the provision of food grains to those migrant workers who do not possess...

Disregard to orders passed by the Court has grave consequences on rule of law: Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court yesterday criticized police officials of the State pointing out the disrespect shown by the chiefly officials of the police force to the orders of the Court. The Court opined that such transgressions by the police would have serious repercussions on the rule of law in...