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Dear @Subramanian_ma ,
It has come to our notice that @NHM_TN and @chennaicorp have planned a 'drive' tomorrow (29-7-21) in Chennai with 19 buses to 'round up' destitute homeless people with significant mental health problems and bus them for eventual treatment.

This is unlawful
Only @chennaipolice_ is authorised to intervene in this case as per Mental Health Care Act 2017. ONLY when police officer of area jurisdiction has reason to believe of person wandering at large that there is presence of mental illness AND inability to fend for self / poses risk Read section 100 of MHCA here : https://disabilityrightsalli
Even in case of this subset, the police is to inform the person of the grounds for taking into protection. With your 19 buses and target of 400 unsuspecting homeless PLMI, HOW do you propose to do this in one day.

More importantly, WHY would you choose such a dehumanising way?
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#BREAKING: #MadrasHighCourt grants stay of single-judge order wherein adverse remarks were made against Kollywood actor Vijay and wherein Rs 1 lakh costs were imposed over his 2012 plea to restrain payment of entry tax for imported Rolls Royce car.

Stay order was granted by #MadrasHighCourt Division Bench after taking on record submission by Vijay's counsel that the actor is willing to pay remaining 80% of entry tax within a week after demand is raised by authority.

Read more on order STAYED:…
In his appeal, grievance raised by Vijay is wrt adverse comments made by Single Judge, imposition of costs. HC was told that:
1. No such observations were made in other similar cases
2. No such observations were made in open court and that they were only added to written judgment
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#BREAKING: Madras High Court dismisses plea by State General Secretary of the BJP Karu Nagarajan against Tamil Nadu govt’s constitution of a nine-member panel to study the impact of #NEET on socially and economically backward students.

#MadrasHighCourt @KaruNagarajan1
#MadrasHighCourt ORDER: Setting up of the commission does not amount to subverting any process of (medical) admission, far less an act of defiance to any order passed by #SupremeCourt or even remotest challenge to the authority of the Union. #NEET
#MadrasHighCourt ORDER: The setting up of the commission can by no stretch of imagination be seen to be contrary to any Supreme Court order, whether letter or spirit or as a counter to any legislative action taken by the Union or process put in place. #NEET
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#MadrasHighCourt hears challenge to TN ban on #onlinerummy and poker

CJ: We will hear all rummy, then poker players. Endeavor on part of rummy players would be that it is a game of skill, not chance. Then, poker players also, in their poker-faced arguments, will say the same...
Court proposes to hear all arguments from the beginning since when the matter was taken up last, Advocate General R Shunmugasundaram was not there.

CJ: Who's opposing? Only Advocate General?

AG: Yes, I am one-man army

#MadrasHighCourt #OnlineGaming #OnlineRummy #OnlinePoker
@DrAMSinghvi argues on measures to ensure there are no minor #onlinerummy players.

CJ: (If) it's a game of skill, why don’t you allow minors?

Singhvi: We have enough problems even if it's a game of skill. Today the argument is that even this game of skill corrupts minors' minds
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#MadrasHighCourt asks State to respond in 4 weeks on how it proposes to improve quality of diets/ food served at Govt hospitals.

HC also observes that a study should be conducted on whether private participation can be invited in the Health Sector with State overseeing the same
"It appears that Germany does not have govt controlled #hospitals. All beds are under private healthcare system but overall system is monitored and checks and balances are put in place", #MadrasHighCourt observed, while noting that International models may also be looked into.
"The object of the exercise is to ensure that people from the various strata of society have access to healthcare and that the better facilities are not reserved only for the rich sick:" #MadrasHighCourt added
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#MadrasHighCourt issues notice in plea moved by State BJP general secretary, Karu Nagarajan challenging 9-member committee formed by TN govt to study impact of NEET on students from socially backward classes. State to file counter in a week

@KaruNagarajan1 @bjp4tamilnadu
In interim order, HC noted petitioner's submission that in light of #SupremeCourt's Aug 2017 Judgment on #NEET, there is little room for State to set up committee to ascertain if NEET-based admission process has prejudicially affected socially backward students

Advocate General R Shunmugasundaram submitted today that this is a policy decision backed by manifesto and the people's demand.

#MadrasHighCourt #NEET #TamilNadu
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#BREAKING: #MadrasHighCourt issues notice to NHRC in plea moved for disclosure of NHRC’s investigation report into 2018 #Sterlite police firing on protestors in #Thoothukudi

@India_NHRC asked to forward a copy of the report to Court in sealed cover if it feels matter is delicate
The NHRC had closed its suo motu case in the matter in Oct 2018, observing that State is giving sufficient compensation and taken other steps to restore normalcy in the district. However, petitioner highlighted that the NHRC has not disclosed its investigation report.

“Can we kill people and throw money at them and say our job is done? Is that the society that we want to build? …Just throwing money at some people and everything is hushed up?” #MadrasHighCourt CJ Sanjib Banerjee observed during the hearing today.

#Sterlite #Thoothukudi
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[BREAKING] Madras High Court bans medical attempts to cure sexual orientation; suggests changes to school curricula to educate students on LGBTQ

#LGBT #LGBTQ #Pride2021 #PrideMonth #MadrasHighCourt

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State including Police and judiciary to remove prejudices against LGBTQIA+ community and to ensure that they are brought into the mainstream of the society

#LGBT #LGBTQ #Pride2021 #PrideMonth #MadrasHighCourt @chennaipolice_

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Case: A lesbian couple who ran away from Madurai to Chennai (due to lack of family support and opposition) were being a questioned by the Police

#LGBT #LGBTQ #Pride2021  #PrideMonth #MadrasHighCourt @chennaipolice_
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#MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing #COVID19 related cases today, including a suo motu case to monitor COVID management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy to assemble at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for Live Updates.
Court takes up pleas moved to register concern over the safety of workmen who have to work in factories amid the #COVID19 lockdown, since certain industries were exempted from lockdown.

Court asks if some consensus has been arrived at between workmen and employers

Senior Adv V Prakash, for workmen, says that some meetings have been conducted.

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#MadrasHighCourt to continue hearing #COVID19 related matters today.

Hearing before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy to start at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for Live Updates.
In the last hearing:-

- Centre said 216 cr vaccines would be made available in India by year-end
- HC observed future vaccine allocation for TN appears “somewhat disappointing”
- HC asked State to consider capping prices in private hospitals

Read more:…
Bench assembles.

Advocate Sankar Shanmugam makes submissions. Makes prayers for creating more awareness on #COVID19. Says proper awareness is lacking. Awareness must be disseminated through TV programmes, he says.

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19India
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#MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing matters concerning #COVID19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, including a suo motu case.

The hearing before CJ Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy is scheduled to start at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for Live updates.
Plea against the distribution of COVID cash relief to ration card holders with political colour, in violation of COVID protocol taken up.

AG R Shanmugasundaram says that over 90% of cash distribution is done, that now strict lockdown is in place, there is no movement now.
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#MadrasHighCourt hears PIL against the Central Govt's nomination of three MLAs for #Puducherry.

Matter is before Justices Anita Sumanth and Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appears for Centre. ASG R Sankaranarayanan also present.
Petitioner counsel argues that there was a hurry by Central government to nominate the three MLAs before the assembly was yet to start.

I am more concerned with the way in which power was exercise: Petitioner counsel argues.

#MadrasHighCourt #Puducherry
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#MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing matters concerning COVID-19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The matter will be taken up by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy at 2.15 pm today.

Track thread for live updates.

#COVID19 #CovidIndia
Read an account of the last hearing:

Prime Minister also appealed to report accurate COVID-19 figures; would aid in the allocation of drugs, oxygen, vaccines: Madras High Court to TN

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19…
Bench assembles.

Senior Adv R Vaigai mentions matter regarding welfare of prisoners, informs she has been appointed amicus. Court says it can take matter up on Monday.

CJ also observes that High Power Committee has directed to be revived.

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19
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#MadrasHighCourt extends life of interim orders until June 30, 2021, in view of the present #COVID19 situation.

Interim orders subsisting on April 30 stand extended till June 30 unless vacated/modified/unless specifically dealt with by judicial order to the contrary.
Orders of eviction, dispossession, demolition that have not been executed till date shall remain in abeyance till June 30, 2021, unless the stay is expressly vacated or the order of stay expressly modified by any judicial order passed by an appropriate forum.

All orders passed by criminal courts - including bail, parole, anticipatory bail orders for a limited period & likely to expire on or before June 30, shall stand extended till June 30 (subject to any orders passed to deal with any abuse of order)

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#MadrasHighCourt to continue hearing today the suo motu case registered to monitor COVID-19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The matter is before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

Read an account of the hearings last week here:

ESI hospitals as COVID units, PM CARES for DRDO PSA plants, vaccine shortage and more: Highlights of Madras High Court suo motu hearings

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19India…
Bench assembles.

Senior Adv V Prakash makes submissions in matters pertaining to workmen of automobile manufacturing plants and exemption of industries during COVID lockdown.

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19India
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#MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing today the suo motu case registered to monitor #COVID19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The matter is before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy. Hearing at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for live updates.
In a status report filed yesterday by Principal Secretary, Health, the State has informed (1/n):

- 29,272 active COVID cases as on May 11, 2021;
- Due to inadequate #Remdesivir allotment, TN is drawing it from reserve stocks;


- TN has sought 20,000 #Remdesivir vials a day; the current allotment is 7,000 vials a day “without an assured allocation and supply schedule.”

- Daily consumption of Oxygen is around 470 MT; expected to increase to around 850 MT, if cases increase.

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#MadrasHighCourt to continue hearing today the suo motu case registered to monitor COVID-19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Matter before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy. Hearing at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for live updates.

Bench assembles.

HC disposes of 2 PILs for:

1. declaration of emergency in wake of COVID
2. constitution of special committee of virologists to fight COVID

HC says it cant declare emergency as it is in executive domain, court is already monitoring situation, steps are being taken by State etc.
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#MadrasHighCourt to shortly hear suo motu case concerning #COVID19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Matter is before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

Track thread for live updates.
Bench assembles.

AG R Shanmugasundaram: We have filed an additional status report.

843 oxygen beds, govt to create about 12k additional beds, may be ready by May 15th, AG Shanmugasundaram submits.

Govt has written for revising oxygen allocation for Tamil Nadu, has written for increasing allocation to 500 MT oxygen, AG submits.

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Every community has fundamental right to hold religious procession on roads without insulting sentiments of other religions: Madras High Court

report by @meera_emmanuel

Roads and streets, which are "secular", can be used by all people irrespective of their religion, caste or creed, the Madras High Court emphasised
The Court was hearing a plea against the conduct of Hindu festivals along certain stretches of government land on the ground that these areas were dominated by Muslims.
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Madras High Court to hear today at 2.15 pm Suo Motu case on Covid management in the State

#COVIDSecondWave #MadrasHighCourt #COVID19India
Hearing begins. Matter before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

#COVIDSecondWave #MadrasHighCourt #COVID19India
Health Secy has filed a status report: Govt Adv Suresh

First and foremost, what happened in Chengalpettu yesterday?: Court asks Health Secy

It was management failure... What happened was somewhere around 11 o clock... (unclear): Dr J Radhakrishnan (Health Secy)
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#SupremeCourt bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud to shortly deliver JUDGMENT on an appeal filed by ECI against the oral observations made by Madras HC that @ECISVEEP was "singularly responsible" for the #COVIDSecondWave in India & should be tried for "murder charges"
#MadrasHighCourt had made the remark while hearing a plea by AIADMK's R Vijayabhaskar raising concerns over whether adequate facilities are in place to ensure COVID-19 protocol during vote counting at the Karur constituency, where about 77 candidates are contesting the elections
The Supreme Court had, however, maintained that it cannot dilute the hallmark of the judicial process.

"We will strike a balance to maintain the independence of our high courts while taking your concerns into account," the Bench had said.…
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#MadrasHighCourt hears suo motu case concerning COVID-19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Matter before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

Track thread for live updates.

Is the State govt represented?: CJ

Govt Adv Suresh says he is representing

Do you have instructions?: CJ

Addl status report has been filed: Suresh

On 30th we took up matter. Because of change in govt, naturally.... we were wondering if state is adequately represented..: CJ
ASG says he has filed a typeset. 1 lakh 35k vials of #Remdesivir allocated for TN for period between April 21-May 9

CJ: Mr Sankaranarayanan, no point doing anything unless the State govt is represented.
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#MadrasHighCourt hears suo motu case concerning #COVID19 management and related issues in Tamil Nadu. Matter before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

Hearing commences. AG says an additional status report has been filed by Health Secretary.
AG informs that measures concerning the control of media crowds at counting booths are also detailed in the status report.

Guidelines including media to carry -ve RTPCR report (taken 72 hours before) or should have taken at least one vaccine shot.

Court asks how guidelines will be implemented: Because you know, there is a scramble. With the proliferation of channels... there will be crowds and you will have to control them.

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[Breaking] Election Commission of India moves Madras High Court against "murder charges" comment; says media should not report oral comments made by Judges

@meera_emmanuel with details

#ElectionCommission #MadrasHighCourt

"You are responsible for the situation today. No action against political parties taking rallies despite every order of the Court. Your election commission should be put up on murder charges probably," High Court had orally remarked on April 26.…
ECI has now stated that media reports on these comments have tarnished the image of the ECI as an independent constitutional agency that is entrusted with the constitutional responsibility of conducting elections.

#ElectionCommission #MadrasHighCourt
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