#JUSTIN: We can't say media will not report oral observations of the court for they too are of public interest, says Justice DY Chandrachud. Hearing on EC's appeal against Madras HC’s “should be booked for murder” oral remarks underway
We do not want to demoralize our HCs. They are a vital pillar of our judicial process, says Justice DY Chandrachud
Strong remarks are made in the larger public interest. Judges too are human beings. Take the remarks in the right spirit, says Justice MR Shah to EC
“With deep distress that we note that individuals seeking help have been targeted, by alleging that the information posted by them is false and has only been posted in social media to create panic, defame the administration or damage the “national image”, says SC #Covid19
SC says it doesn’t hesitate in saying that such targeting will not be condoned & the Centre and State Govts should ensure that they immediately cease any direct or indirect threats of prosecution and arrest to citizens who air grievances...
... or those that are attempting to help fellow citizens receive medical aid.
“If this does keep happening even after the current order, this Court shall be constrained to use the powers available to it under it contempt jurisdiction”, the SC says.
#JUSTIN: SC orders the Centre to ensure that the deficit in the supply of oxygen to Delhi is rectified within 2 days. Adds, Centre to prepare a buffer stock of oxygen for emergency purposes and decentralize the
location of the emergency stocks. #Covid19#OxygenShortage
SC: Centre shall, within 2 weeks, formulate a national
policy on admissions to hospitals which shall be followed by all State Governments.
SC: Till the formulation of such a policy by the Central Government, no patient shall be denied hospitalization or essential drugs in any State/UT for lack of local residential proof of that State/UT or even in the absence of identity proof.
The Union Cabinet Secretary tells Delhi Government to make all efforts to lift their allocated oxygen, using all the means at their disposal; and also to ensure that the oxygen available to them is distributed rationally and in a transparent manner.
On the issue of adequate medical and healthcare human resources, he asked the Delhi Government to create flexible procedures to engage the services of retired medical professionals.
Cabinet Secretary also asked for further augmentation of testing facilities and timely availability of test results.
The Delhi HC tells the Centre to look at the logistics problem being faced in the transportation of #Oxygen to Delhi.
Delhi HC directs the Delhi govt to file a status report with regard to the number of RT-PCR tests conducted by the accredited labs in the last 7 days, along with the testing capacity of these accredited labs and the reasons for the fall in the numbers of tests conducted by them
"We have to shun selfishness, greed&indifference.We, therefore, appeal to the good sense of the people, including the sellers of necessary medicines&Oxygen, to not to resort to hoarding of, and black marketing of Oxygen cylinders, Oxygen flow metres or medicines", Delhi HC says.
SC's order in suo motu Covid case is out. Says the purpose of the court taking suo motu cognisnace is not supplant or to substitute the judicial process which is being conducted in several High Courts. No justification to interdict the High Courts.
#Breaking: Allahabad HC takes judicial notice of a news item stating that 135 teachers, Shiksha Mitras&investigators, who were assigned election duty, have died. Sends a notice to state election commission to explain why action should not be taken against its officials
HC: We make it clear that we will not tolerate any paperwork or public announcements to show account of the steps taken and its sufficiency as it is now an open secret that government had gone complacent due to weakening of virus impact by the end of 2020 in the state. #COVID19
"The Central Government, with active and constant
supervision and direct involvement of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister is augmenting the #oxygen supply on a war footing evolving and implementing innovative measures", the Centre's affidavit says.
A Karnataka court prohibits 68 media houses from telecasting, publishing, circulating, posting, accommodating or transmitting any defamatory news items or showing footage and pictures of six state ministers in relation to the alleged CDs.
Court: Prima facie although no C.Ds. are released, yet which are claimed in the said news items, it is being sensationalized that there are 19 more C.Ds.
Court: Of 19 influential persons and they may be released any time and they pertain to sex scandals& there is even reference to some Ministers. From the said printouts it is prima facie seen that Media houses have still not received any CDs but news items are being telecasted.
Allahabad HC rejects the anticipatory bail plea of Aparna Purohit. Says western filmmakers have refrained from ridiculing Lord Jesus or the Prophet but hindi filmmakers have done this repeatedly and still doing this most unabashedly with the Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Allahabad HC: This Court further takes notice of the fact that a number of movies have been produced which have used the name of Hindu Gods and Goddesses and shown them in a disrespectful manner (Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Satyam Shivam Sundram, P.K., Oh My God, etc.).
Allahabad HC: Not only this, efforts have been made to subvert the image of historical and mythological personalities (Padmavati). Names and icons of faith of majority community have been used to earn money (Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram Leela).
Centre opposes petitions seeking recogisation of same-sex marriages. Says the acceptance of the institution of marriage between two individuals of the same gender is neither recognized nor accepted in any uncodified personal laws or any codified statutory laws.
"Considering the scanty&sketchy evidence available on record, I do not find any palpable reasons to breach the general rule of Bail against a 22 years old young lady, with absolutely blemish-free criminal antecedents..", says ASJ Dharmender Rana while giving bail to #DishaRavi.
Judge Rana: In my considered opinion creation of a WhatsApp group or being editor of an innocuous Toolkit is not an offence.
ASJ Rana: Further, since the link with the said toolkit or PJF has not been found to be objectionable, mere deletion of the WhatsApp chat to destroy the evidence linking her with
the toolkit and PJF also becomes meaningless.
The Bombay HC upholds bail given to Areeb Majeed, a Kalyan resident facing UAPA charges for travelling to Iraq and Syria to join ISIS. Bail upheld as the accused had been incarcerated for more than six years as an undertrial. Majeed argued his case in person.
HC: We have observed that Majeed is an educated person, who was completing his graduation in Civil Engineering when he left for Iraq at the age of 21 years. He categorically stated before us that as a 21-year-old, he was carried away and that he had committed a serious mistake,
.....for which he had already spent more than six years behind bars. In the past more than six years of his incarceration, Majeed has argued his case on his own before the NIA Court.
A three-judge bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and K M Joseph to commence hearing at 12 noon, a plea seeking a ban on the #SudarshanTV's show on the so-called “infiltration of Muslims” in the Civil Services.
The Court on Sep 15 had restrained #SudarshanTV from broadcasting the remaining episodes of its show, till further orders.
"An insidious attempt has been made to insinuate that the community is involved in a conspiracy to infiltrate the civil services", the Court had noted.
Details of the stand of the Central Government and the Sudarshan TV can be read here 👇
Ministry of Finance (MoF): The time for filing of original as well as revised income-tax returns for the FY 2018-19 (AY 2019-20) has been extended to 31st July, 2020. (1/n)
Due date for income tax return for the FY 2019-20 (AY 2020-21) has been extended to 30th November, 2020. Hence, the returns of income which are required to be filed by 31st July, 2020 and 31st October, 2020 can be filed upto 30th November, 2020....
...Consequently, the date for furnishing tax audit report has also been extended to 31st October, 2020. (2/n)
MHA decides to permit the following categories of foreign nationals to come to India:-
Foreign businessmen coming to India on a Business visa (other than on B-3 visa for sports) in non-scheduled commercial/ chartered flights. 1/n
Foreign Healthcare professionals, health researchers, engineers and technicians for technical work at Indian health sector facilities, including laboratories and factories. This is subject to a letter of invitation from a recognized and registered healthcare facility, 2/n
Foreign Engineering, Managerial, Design or other Specialists travelling to India on behalf of foreign business entities located in India. This includes all manufacturing units, design units, software and IT units as well as financial sector companies...3/n
MHA issues new guidelines to regulate different activities in this period, based on the risk profiling of the districts of the country into Red (hotspot), Green, Orange Zones. The guidelines have permitted considerable relaxations in the districts falling in Green, Orange Zones.
Under the new guidelines, a limited number of activities will remain prohibited throughout the country, irrespective of the Zone. These include travel by air, rail, metro and inter-State movement by road; running of schools, colleges, and other educational......