Physical Proceedings Shall Start With Limited Hearings And Proper Safety Measures Shall Be Taken For The Safety

In August 2020, a Seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court has decided the resumption of physical hearing in the courts across the country. The Supreme Court has issued standard guidelines for the physical hearing of matters in the courts. The hearing shall presume in such a manner that 3 court-rooms shall start off and shall be increased or decreased according to the situation of the court. Some important questions related to the physical hearing were also answered. Who can enter the court? Only a limited number of Advocates case related…

TELANGANA HC DISMISSES PLEA SEEKING THE PERMISSION TO CARRY BIBIKA AALM JULOOS

The writ petition   No.13608 of 2020 for Bibika Alam Juloos starting from Alawa Bibi to Almas Mosque has been dismissed by the HC of Telangana. It has been observed that the right to profess, practise one’s religion is not an absolute fundamental right, it can be subjected to certain reasonable restrictions based on public order, morality and health (Article 25 of Indian Constitution). The Writ of Mandamus was originally filed by M/S Fatima Seva Dal Society under Article 226 of the Indian Constitution to have the permission to carry…

NEET deadline extended by Punjab & Haryana High Court

In Abhay Mohan v. Union of India and others, the Punjab Haryana High Court were hearing the grievance of the petitioner that he was not able to apply for NEET (UG), 2020 as he had already taken admission in Carleton College, Northfield, MN, the USA commencing in September 2020. When he was mulling his options, the student saw a tweet by Education Minister Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal extending the deadline for online applications to take this year’s the JEE (Main) Examination under following terms- “Students who dropped the idea to study…

Candidates entitled to seek copies of their answer scripts by Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC)

The High Court of Karnataka has declared that a candidate who has appeared for examination conducted by a public service commission can seek copies of his/her own evaluated answer scripts along with the marks allotted to each question under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. However, while issuing copies of the answer scripts and the information sought, certain safeguards are to be followed namely identity of the examiner should not to be revealed and has to be masked, the court said while making it clear that a candidate cannot seek…

PIL In SC Concerning Uniform Guidelines For Adoption And Guardianship

A PIL has been filed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court by Advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay urging the Apex court to direct the centre to remove peculiarities concerning the grounds of adoption and guardianship and making them uniform for all the citizens across the country. The PIL filed asserts that the current grounds of ‘Adoption and Guardianship’ are discriminatory and the petitioner seeks directions declaring them violative of Article 14, 15 and 21 of the Indian Constitution. The petitioner also states that the current process of adoption is…

PIL Filed In Allahabad HC: Seeks 50% Reduction In Tuition Fees

The High Court Bar Association, District Bar Association along with UP Vyapari Mandal and others have filed a PIL before the Allahabad High Court which seeks to reduce the tuition fees for online education, conducted by schools, by 50 percent. The petition has been filed taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the families financially.  The contentions raised in the petition are that the educational institutions are demanding unethical and non-prescribed fees from the students for the online education and have misinterpreted the notification issued by the Government…

Justice Arun Mishra Turns Down His Farewell Invitation

Justice Mishra had sent back letters to both the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Confederation of Indian Bar who had sent him an invitation for his farewell function. In his letter, he states that he was grateful to have received this invitation and that he has always considered the Bar the mother of the judiciary and that it would have been a great pleasure for him to attend the same. However, considering the present situation and sufferings of the world due to the COVID Pandemic, his conscience doesn’t permit…

Directions Given by Delhi HC To Ministry of I&B Concerning The Movie: Gunjan Saxena

The Union Ministry for Information and Broadcasting has been directed by the Delhi HC to consider the plea of deleting or modifying the content as representation and the Division Bench further stated that the authorities should look into the matter and the claims made by the petitioner and to dispose of the same in accordance to the law. The movie showed that Gunjan Saxena faced humiliating physical strength demonstrations but that wasn’t the reality. Even they depicted that she faces sexism and unfair treatment from fellow pilots of her unit…

Live Update: CLAT 2020

CLAT 2020 for both UG as well as PG candidates has been rescheduled to 28th September 2020 which was previously going to take place on 7th September 2020. The Executive Committee took into consideration the Lockdown situations in the state of Bihar and West Bengal while making the decision. Visit the link to read more about CLAT 2020: https://consortiumofnlus.ac.in/

Decision In The Hands Of UGC: Orders Supreme Court

The Supreme Court disposed of a number of petitions challenging the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for conducting final semester exams. The bench refused the prayer to quash the UGC guidelines concerning the conduct of the exams. Given the authority, the directions by the State Disaster Management Authority in regards to the cancellation of the exams in the respective states will prevail over the directions of the UGC. The State Disaster Management Authority cannot pass the students on the basis of their previous year’s performance as this…