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Jan 20
#Thread Supreme Court's observations on "Merit" and "Reservation" from the judgment upholding OBC Quota in NEET-AIQ

"Merit cannot be reduced to narrow definitions of performance in an open competitive examination which only provides formal equality of opportunity" Image "Competitive examinations assess basic current competency to allocate educational resources but are not reflective of excellence, capabilities and potential of an individual which are also shaped by lived experiences, subsequent training and individual character" - SC
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Jan 20
#DelhiHighCourt to continue hearing today a batch of pleas seeking criminalization of #MaritalRape.

Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Rebecca John to continue her arguments. Image Yesterday, John had emphasized that 'consent' is an underlying condition in the exceptions to Section 375 IPC.

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Jan 20
Supreme Court to pronounce reasons for its order allowing NEET-PG Counselling with present OBC-EWS quota in AIQ #NeetPGcounselling2021 #neetpg2021counselling Image Supreme Court on January 7 had allowed NEET counselling for PG & UG Admissions for 2021-2022 based on existing EWS/OBC reservation In All India Quota

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Jan 19
Step-Motherly Treatment Being Given To 'Sanskrit' Language In Uttar Pradesh: Allahabad High Court @ISparshUpadhyay,@UPGovt livelaw.in/news-updates/s… "Sanskrit is a specialized subject and the State (@UPGovt) should include the same in its list and make proper appointments after creating and sanctioning the post" : Allahabad High Court

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Jan 19
#DelhiHighCourt to continue hearing today a batch of pleas seeking criminalization of #MaritalRape

Amicus Curiae Senior Advocate Rebecca John to commence her arguments. Image Amicus Curiae Rajshekhar Rao concluded his arguments yesterday.

He primarily dealt with Constitutional law aspect & supported the pleas, saying that exception to S. 375 IPC violates women's fundamental rights u/Art. 14 & 21 of Constitution.

#MaritalRape
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Jan 19
Ruling Party Not Only Silent On Hate Speech But Also Endorsing It : Justice Rohinton Nariman @jain_mehal livelaw.in/top-stories/ru… "Unfortunately, we have the other higher echelons of the ruling party not only being silent qua hate speech but otherwise endorsing them", Justice Nariman said.
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Jan 18
#DelhiHighCourt to continue hearing today a batch of pleas seeking criminalization of #MaritalRape Image Petitioners have challenged exception to Section 375 of Indian Penal Code, which exempts forceful sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife from the offence of rape, provided the wife is above 15 years of age.

#MaritalRape #DelhiHighCourt
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Jan 18
The Kerala High Court is hearing the petition filed by actor Dileep seeking to restrict media coverage of the 2017 actor assault case until the conclusion of trial.
livelaw.in/news-updates/a… Justice Kauser Edappagath is hearing the matter.
Senior Advocate Krishna Unni appears for Dileep and
Director-General of Prosecution TA Shaji for the respondents

#keralahighcourt #actorassaultcase #dileep
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Jan 18
[Death Sentence for Child Killers Case]

#BombayHighCourt commutes death penalty of half-sisters #RenukaShinde and #SeemaGavit to life imprisonment due to inordinate delay in deciding their mercy petition.

They were convicted for kidnapping, and murdering children in the 90s. Image Justice Nitin Jamdar and Sarang Kotwal observed.

The position of law that an unexplained delay in disposal of mercy petitions may result in commuting the death sentence was already holding the field when mercy petitions by the petitioners were made.

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Jan 18
Supreme Court Bench led by CJI to hear today plea filed seeking the formulation of a community kitchen policy to avoid starvation deaths.

SC had earlier asked Centre to frame a pan-India policy on community kitchens, after taking view of different State Govts

#SupremeCourt Image Attorney General appears for Union of India: We filed an affidavit on 31st December

CJI: Yesterday evening i got it.

CJI to petitioner: UOI has taken stand that its a policy matter & court cannot ask us to take a stand,what do you have to say?

#SupremeCourt #CommunityKitchen
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Jan 17
#DelhiHighCourt will continue to hear today a bunch of petitions challenging exception to Section 375 of Indian Penal Code, which exempts forceful sexual intercourse by a man with his own wife from the offence of rape, provided the wife is above 15 years of age.

#MaritalRape Image On the previous date, Amicus Curiae Rajshekhar Rao made submissions before the Court.

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