The Karnataka Hight Court on September 15 turned down the request by Aaj Tak TV news anchor Sudhir Chaudhary in which the journalist had requested to quash the FIR registered against him by Bengaluru police. However, the court said that it will hear the matter on Tuesday September 19 and told the state government to not take any "preciptiative action."
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A UPSC aspirant had cleared the prelims but was unsuccessful in the mains, and filed a petition in the Delhi HC, seeking to disclose the UPSC Answer Sheet. However, on June 14, the court ruled that the answer sheets could be disclosed only if it is in the public interest, which the petitioner failed. The bench also cited previous judgments and emphasised that public interest must be established for such disclosure.
The Rajasthan High Court will begin taking applications for 2756 Junior Judicial Assistant, Junior Assistant, and Clerk positions on August 22. Candidates who are interested can apply online at the official website. The application fee must be submitted by September 22nd at 5 p.m. Candidates must hold a graduation degree from a university that has been approved by the… read-more
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Kerala government sought the state High Court on August 19 to overturn bail granted to writer and social critic Civic Chandran in sexual harassment case brought by Dalit writer. While granting anticipatory relief to Chandran, Kerala's Kozhikode district sessions court stated offenses under Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act would not stand against the accused prima facie. Two sexual harassment lawsuits were… read-more
Kerala High Court granted medical termination of a juvenile rape victim's 28-week pregnancy. The "anguish caused by continuation of the pregnancy can be presumed to cause a grave injury to the mental health of the 14-year-old girl," said a medical board. HC also stated if the fetus survived the surgery, the hospital must provide the infant with the finest medical care possible so that it grows into a healthy kid.
Karnataka High Court disbanded Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on August 11 and reassigned all pending proceedings before the ACB to Lokayukta Police division. The ACB was established in 2016 by the Siddaramaiah cabinet to limit the powers of Lokayukta. The order was issued in response to a Public Interest Litigation filed by counsel Chidananda Aras, advocates' association, and social activist SR Hiremath's Samaj Parivartan society, which… read-more
Kerala High Court on August 8 instructed National Highway Authority of India to take prompt action to repair every road under their authority, either through current concessionaires or new contractors. A single bench of Justice Devan Ramachandran determined that this must be completed immediately and within one week starting today. The writ petitions were heard after Amicus Curie informed the Court that a person died by slipping into a… read-more
Karnataka High Court ordered authorities to closely enforce the "Licensing and Regulation of Protests, Demonstrations and Protest Marches (Bengaluru City) Orders 2021" in order to resolve public interest litigation. The Karnataka Police Act directives limit demonstrations in Bengaluru to "Freedom Park." After protests and rallies on March 2, last year created huge traffic problems in the city, the court began the PIL on its own.
Supreme Court directed Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala to petition Delhi High Court contesting the Election Law Amendment Act, which allows integrating electoral roll data with the Aadhaar ecosystem on July 25. Surjewala stated in his petition to Supreme Court that connecting the cards "infringes upon the fundamental right of privacy of… read-more
Anti-Conversion Bill debate resumed in Karnataka, with High Court (HC) approving PIL and sending notice to ruling BJP to issue ordinance to enforce legislation. HC asked government to file objections to PIL contesting government's decision on July 22. The appeal, filed from New Delhi by All Karnataka United Christian-Forum for Human Rights and Evangelical Fellowship of India, argued the law is an attack on democratic ideals that unify the… read-more