In a relief to the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Central Government. On July 10, the Apex Court reviewed the plea against the ordinance passed seeking control of services by the Delhi Government. In the notice, the SC bench asked the Central Government led by the BJP to file a reply, explaining their stand on the ordinance in Delhi.
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Supreme Court has given the Gujarat government notice in response to a petition for bail filed by self-described godman Asaram Bapu, who cited his advanced age and failing health as reasons. A bench of Justices asked Gujarat for a response and scheduled the case for hearing on September 7. Asaram is facing rape and illegal detention accusations after one of his former Gujarat devotees accused him of sexual abuse.
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
Indian Army published a notification on June 20 for Agniveer recruiting drive commencing from July, which is part of Agnipath short-term service plan. As a concession to appease the protesters, the Centre increased the maximum age limit for recruitment to 23 years for 2022. Home Ministry has decided to grant Agniveers a 3-year age relaxation above the specified upper age restriction for enlistment into Central Armed Police Forces and Assam… read-more
In order to provide a safe environment to female workers in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP Government issued an order. On May 28, the UP Labour Department issued a circular that read, "No female worker shall be bound to work without her written consent before 6 am and after 7 pm". Furthermore, it also mandated the companies to provide transport, free food, and supervision if working beyond 7 pm.
Delhi High Court issued a notice to the Amarnath Yatra Shrine Board, in accordance with a petition filed seeking online bookings of helicopter services in Jammu and Srinagar. The petition complained that due to the unavailability of online bookings, pilgrims are suffering and black-marketing is happening. In regard to this, the Delhi HC issued notice and asked the shrine to file an affidavit, and adjourned the matter to May 31.
Madhya Pradesh High Court issued notices to the Centre, state government, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and other parties over the Bhojshala monument dispute on May 10. The ASI-protected Bhojshala is a Hindu temple dedicated to Waghdevi (Saraswati). The Muslim community refers to it as the Kamal Maula Mosque. Notices were issued in response to two PILs submitted by Hindu Front for Justice and other Hindu community members.
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Delhi HC issued fresh notice to prominent leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and activists, over hate speech in 2020 Delhi riots. As per ANI, on March 22, the HC reviewed a petition filed, demanding FIRs against politicians for spreading communal hatred, after the riots, which killed approximately 200 people. The HC bench also expressed displeasure over petitioners for not filing the process fees in the matter.
The Supreme Court on February 18, directed the Yogi Adityanath led UP Government to refund fines/money collected by CAA protestors. Notably, in 2019 the Yogi Government issued notices to anti-CAA protestors for public-property damages with fines. However, after the apex court's orders, the Government withdrew 274 notices and stopped proceedings. With this, SC judge DY Chandrachud ordered the same stating, if notices have been quashed, fines… read-more
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Actor Sonu Sood received another legal notice from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), asking him to convert a six-storey structure into a residential building from a hotel in Juhu. Reportedly, the actor, in July had said that he'd restore the project to a residential facility but failed to do so. ''This office observed that you haven't yet restored the work as per the approved plan,'' read the notice.
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