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The Supreme Court struck down the Maratha Reservation Quota, no extraordinary circumstances were found to justify the exceeding 50% limit

A significant judgment passed after 10 days of consecutive hearings, by the Constitution Bench comprising of J. Ashok Bhushan, J. L. Nageswara Rao, J. S.Abdul Nazeer, J. Hemant Gupta and J. S.Ravindra Bhat, held that the Maratha quota was unconstitutional for exceeding the 50% reservation ceiling limit. The Maharashtra State...

Supreme Court shows justice for students and their family

The Supreme Court has held that private schools demanding fees from students for the activities and facilities not availed by them due to the lockdown. Taking judicial notice of the fact that classes have been held online during the last academic year, the Supreme Court observed that schools must have...

SC strikes WBHIRA2017, for conflict with central law RERA2016

The Supreme Court Bench headed by J. DY Chandrachud and J. M.R Shah strikes down West Bengal Housing Industry Regulations Act, 2017 as unconstitutional as it is repugnant to RERA. The Plea was filed by the People’s Collective Efforts, an Umbrella Homebuyers Association, challenging the Constitutional Validity of West Bengal...

Substantive codified law absence, not a ground to dismiss suit by the Family Court: Jharkhand High Court

In a noteworthy judgment by the Division Bench of Jharkhand High Court comprising of  J. Aparesh Kumar Singh and J. Anubha Rawat Choudhary, it was has held that - The absence of codified substantive law governing the parties is not a premise for the suit to be held as not...

Election Commission, Madras High Court and media amid Covid-19

The Supreme Courton 03.05.2021 heard the petition filed by Election Commission of India against remarks made by Madras High Court that the ECI was responsible for the second wave and its officers should be charged for murder. The affidavit was filed by Chief Electoral officer of Tamil Nadu, Satyabrata Sahoo...

High Court pulls up MP Government: Citizens dying in large numbers due to lack of oxygen, is really heart-rending.

On Friday, the Madhya Pradesh High Court pulls up the Madhya Pradesh Government for its failure to ensure the continuous supply of oxygen for all. The court also asked the state to “re-look its distribution policy” for Remdesivir injection and make it available to the common people at a...

Centre’s Vaccine Policy prima facie detrimental to right to health

Recently, the Supreme Court said the manner in which Centre’s current vaccine policy has been framed would prima facie result in a detriment to the right to health of public, an integral part of Article 21 of Constitution and asked the Centre to revisit the policy. The Supreme court...

Insensitivity at its peak

Recently, Delhi High Court has directed the government of National Capital Territory of Delhi to ensure that COVID drugs, oxygen cylinders and medical equipment for pandemic treatment are not sold above Maximum Retail Price. The HC said that contempt action will be taken against such persons who indulge in...