Delhi Govt V/S Centre Tussle Over Services, SC Verdict In Favour Of AAP
The AAP and its president Arvind Kejriwal hailed the Supreme Court's verdict on the Centre-Delhi services. Arvind Kejriwal termed the Apex Court's decision as "victory of democracy". Now, following the top court verdict, Kejriwal will go to the Delhi Secretariat for the first time in many months and hold a meeting with his cabinet, as there is no more governor's central rule on Delhi, but AAP-led Delhi Government.
Tags: Apex Court, AAP, Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Govt V/S Centre, Verdict
Supreme Court Directs To Club All FIRs Against Nupur Sharma To Delhi
In a relief to the suspended BJP member Nupur Sharma, the Supreme Court directed to club all FIRs registered against her to Delhi police. On August 10, the Top Court ordered to club all FIRs against her over her derogatory remarks on Prophet Muhammad to Delhi, releasing her from justifying and appearing before different states in India, where cases have been registered, triggering massive chaos and protests.
Tags: Apex Court, Nupur Sharma, Delhi Police, FIRs, Mohammed Prophet Remark
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Justice Chandrachud Expresses Concerns Over Only 1 Female Judge In SC
Since the Supreme Court is functioning with only one woman justice at present, apex court judge Justice DY Chandrachud has termed it "deeply worrying". Addressing virtual farewell event for Justice Indu Malhotra, whose retirement brought the female judges count to one, Justice Chandrachud called for "serious introspection" in this regard. He said India's diversity should be reflected in the "make-up of our court" as well. Justice Indu became … read-more
Tags: Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice, Woman Justice, Apex Court
Courtesy: The Indian Express
SC Refuses Bail Extension To Convicts Released Over COVID-19 Outbreak
The Supreme Court on March 1 refused to extend bail to 2,674 prisoners from Delhi who were released to decongest jails, following the COVID-19 outbreak. The apex court has ceded the convicts, 15 days to surrender before the jail authorities. While prisoners contested that cells are still overpopulated, with 17,000 inmates against sanctioned 10,000, the bench maintained that it would deal with overcrowding later. However, the Court asked to… read-more
Tags: Supreme Court, Apex Court, Prisoners, Covid- 19
Courtesy: Times of India
SC To Stop Sharing Video Conferencing Links On WhatsApp From Mar 1
The Supreme Court, through a February 27 circular, has banned the use of WhatsApp to share video conference links. Owing to the new Information Technology Rules, 2021, registered email ids and mobile numbers of advocates and parties will be used to share video links for court proceedings form March 1. Earlier, the Centre has introduced several modifications in the IT rules to regulate the operations of social media and OTT platforms in India… read-more
Tags: The Supreme Court of India, IT Rules, WhatsApp, Apex Court
In No Respite, SC Orders 100% School Fee Payment For Pandemic Period
The Supreme Court on February 8 held that parents have to pay 100% of school fees for the pandemic period. In the interim order, the apex court, however, cleared that any student’s name cannot be omitted from school rolls for non payment of fees. Also, directing that no board student will be denied permission to appear for exams, the court allowed parents to pay the dues in six installments from March 5.
Tags: Supreme Court, Apex Court, Education, School Fees
SC Asks Delhi Police To Take Call Over Farmers' Tractor Rally
Citing a matter of 'law and order,’ the Supreme Court on January 18 held the Delhi Police to take a call on the farmer’s tractor rally on Republic Day. Hearing the Centre’s plea, the Apex Court said, “We are not going to tell you what to do.” Earlier, the Centre had requested the SC to restrain the proposed rally as it will disrupt the Republic Day celebrations and cause embarrassment to the nation.
Tags: Apex Court, Tractor Rally, Delhi Police, Supreme Court
Filmmaker Files Plea In SC To Set Up Independent Media Tribunal
Emphasizing that instances of 'media trials' have increased, Indian film producer Nilesh Navalakha has filed a petition in the Supreme Court, seeking to set up an independent media tribunal. The petitioner-demanded tribunal aims to hold media houses and journalists accountable for hate speeches, media trials, violation of the Right to privacy, and fake news among others. However, it also said the demand of the citizen-led tribunal does not… read-more
Tags: Apex Court, Media Trials, Fake News, The Supreme Court of India
Courtesy: The Tribune
Kerala Govt Challenges HC Order Over Number Of Sabarimala Devotees
The Kerala High Court's order to increase the number of devotees in Sabarimala Temple has been challenged by the state Chief Secretary in the Supreme court. The Kerala government in its petition stated that the increase will put a "great strain" on health officials and police amid the ongoing pandemic. Earlier, the high court on December 18 had raised the number of pilgrims allowed to 5,000 per day.
Tags: Sabrimala Temple, Kerala, kerala high court, Apex Court
Courtesy: Times Now
SC Bars Isolation Posters Outside Covid-19 Patient's Homes
The Supreme Court has ordered all the states and UTs to not stick Covid-19 isolation posters outside the houses of affected patients. However, the court has directed the Disaster Management authorities to allow posters only after reviewing on a case-by-case basis. Moreover, the Apex noted that Centre has not issued any such orders. The bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan has mandated the states to follow the Health Ministry's guidelines … read-more
Tags: Supreme Court, Apex Court, National news, Coronavirus
Courtesy: Hindustan Times