TOP TEN LEGAL HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
1.PIL filed in the Supreme Court to publish draft legislation for public discussion before introducing laws in the Parliament and State Assemblies.
A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in Supreme Court of India to direct Centre and State to publish Draft Legislations prominently on government website and in the public domain for public discussion before introducing in the Parliament and State Assemblies.
2. Supreme Court adjourns plea seeking its decision on disqualification petition against BJP MLAs in Goa Assembly.
The plea seeking Supreme Court’s expeditious decision on disqualifying 10 MLAs who moved from Congress to BJP is adjourned to February. This plea is submitted by Goa Congress Chief Girish Chodankar.
3. Plea in the Supreme Court against Cattle Protection Rules 2017
A bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde directed the Centre to consider withdrawal of the 2017 rules of within a week. The rules allow authorities to seize vehicles used in cattle transportation and send the animals to gaushalas.
4. Attorney General KK Venugopal said that System of Virtual Hearing in Supreme Court needs to be reviewed
On Wednesday Attorney General KK Venugopal said that virtual hearing in Supreme Court needs to be reviewed. He was about to speak to Register General in this regard. The issue arose in the context of a case where Attorney General himself appeared in a matter headed by Justice L. Nageswar Rao and control panel didn’t unmute him in spite of his several requests.
5. Supreme Court acquits a person convicted and sentenced to death in a case with dacoity and murder
A person named Hari om who was convicted and sentenced to death in a dacoity and murder case of a woman and her three children was acquitted by the apex court on the ground of insufficient material on record.
6. A blind law graduate alleges the Bar Council of India to be the prime entry barrier for disabled lawyers.
A blind law graduate alleges the Bar Council to be the prime entry barrier of disabled lawyers at the very beginning of the career. The petitioner urged before the council for the proper implementation of the 2018 PWD guidelines.
7. Supreme Court issues notice on plea for the appointment of full-time Chairman and Vice Chairman for Commission for SC& ST.
An NGO named as People’s Charioteer Organisation filed a PIL before Supreme Court of India for the appointment of full-time Chairman and Vice-chairman of SC & ST Commission. The Supreme Court based on the plea issued notice to the Commissions under Article 338 of the Constitution.
8. Challenge upon the CBI Courts verdict acquitting the accused of Babri masjid demolition case.
Two residents of Ayodhya challenged the CBI Court’s acquittal verdict of Babri masjid demolition case before the Allahabad High Court.
9. Supreme Court granted bail to a man who suffered injuries by jail authorities.
In a special leave petition against the Rajasthan trial court’s bail rejection order, Court granted bail to the person based on the medical report which showed eleven severe injuries caused to the accused by jail authority. Supreme Court further directs the State to conduct a fact-finding inquiry.
10. Plea in Supreme Court for victims of 1975 Emergency
The All India Loktantra Senani approaches the Supreme Court to declare 1975 National Emergency as unconstitutional and urges Court to designate the victims of the emergency as freedom fighters.