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19 Apr
[BREAKING] "System would collapse:" Allahabad High Court steps in, orders near total lockdown in five cities of Uttar Pradesh till April 26

report by @Areebuddin14

#COVID19India #UttarPradesh
Further, the court observed:

"In any civilised society if public health system is
not able to meet the challenges and people die for want
of proper medication, it means there has been no
proper development. Health and education go side-by-side."

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"Those in the helm of affairs of government are to be blamed for the present chaotic health problems.. "

- Allahabad High Court

#COVID19 #lockdown #UttarPradesh Image
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19 Apr
Delhi High Court begins hearing plea concerning #COVID19 cases in the national capital.

Hearing before Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.

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Issue is very critical. Home collection is closed. Patient has to go to labs. 500-700 are standing outside : Adv Rakesh Malhotra

We all know .. you are not living in outer space.. it's not that labs are deliberately doing it.. very part of the medical system.. is stretched because capacities are not there and it can be done over night : Court
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19 Apr
[Delhi Jal Board vs Haryana]

A special bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao is hearing the plea by Delhi Jal Board regarding the increase in ammonia for the drinking water supplied to Delhi from Haryana

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Senior Advocate Vikas Singh: People are observing fasts on Ramzan and Navratri. Water is needed. A commission can be appointed for examining water at Wazirabad and Haidarpur.

Justice L Nageswara: Please mention the point
Singh: The point is Palla. It is the area where river enters from Haryana and ammonia needs to be checked there.

Justice Rao: Let us here Haryana

Senior Adv Purushaindra Kaurav appears for Haryana
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19 Apr
Delhi Court is hearing issue of Deep Sidhu's remand in connection with ASI FIR over damage to Red Fort during tractor rally of January 26.

Hearing virtually before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Tis Hazari Court.

#DeepSidhu #FarmersProtests

Yesterday, Sidhu was remanded to one-day judicial custody by Duty Magistrate.

Sidhu was granted bail in another FIR pertaining to the Red Fort incident on Friday.

#DeepSidhu #FarmersProtest

Adv Abhishek Gupta says Deep Sidhu was in custody in the other FIR.
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19 Apr
#MadrasHighCourt directs State to prioritise persons with disabilities for #COVID19 vaccination irrespective of whether they have attained 45 yrs. State directed to take reasoned decision in 3 days on minimum age for such person to be vaccinated, after consulting UOI if required
Such priority group of PWD can be determined with reference to Centre's list.

Will also be open to state to consider administering #COVID19 vaccine to persons with disability above 18 yrs as indicated in 1st schedule of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016

Immediate steps should be taken by the State to ensure that vaccination centres are accessible to persons with disabilities by constructing ramps or other measures in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016: #MadrasHighCourt

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19 Apr
Justice RF Nariman led bench of #SupremeCourt to hear appeal by Amazon against March 22 order by a Division Bench of the Delhi High Court staying a single-judge order which had directed attachment of Future Group companies and Kishore Biyani's properties
@amazon @FutureGroup
Hearing commences.

There are two points: maintainability and whether single judge order is right or wrong: Justice Nariman
Matter will anyways end up here. Why don't we finish hearing in April 27.

Salve requests for May 4.
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19 Apr
Supreme Court bench led by CJI SA Bobde to shortly deliver order in an appeal  filed challenging Karnataka High Court's judgment of 2018 which quashed the Government's order handing over management of  Mahabaleshwar temple at Gokarna to Ramchandrapura Math
CJI SA Bobde: We direct the overseeing committee shall function under the chairmanship of Retired Supreme Court judge Justice BN Srikrishna. Appellant shall hand over the charge to the Assistant commissioner who will report to the overseeing committee
CJI: The overseeing committee shall function adhering to all temple customs and traditions
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16 Apr
26th Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture to commence in a short while from now.

The lecture will be delivered by Supreme Court judge Justice Rohinton Nariman on the topic "Great Women of History"

@DEFindia #SupremeCourt
The event will be live on our Facebook page.…
26th Justice Sunanda Bhandare Memorial Lecture commences.

Aside from Justice Rohinton Nariman who will deliver the lecture, sitting Supreme Court Justice V Ramasubramanian and retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Madan Lokur in attendance.
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16 Apr
Five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court to deliver orders in its Suo Motu case regarding the expeditious disposal of cases under Section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act
CJI SA Bobde: 1. Hcs are requested to issue directions to magistrates for converting trial
2. for conduct of inquiry under 302 of code evidence examination is permitted
3. we recommend suitable amendments be made for one trial against a person with multiple offences
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16 Apr
P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram mark their virtual presence before a Special CBI Court, Rouse Avenue, New Delhi in connection with INX Media money laundering case.


@PChidambaram_IN @KartiPC @dir_ed
The Court Reader notes the virtual presence of other accused persons in INX Media money laundering case.

#INXMedia #ED

Court reader : Judge will not join today. He has COVID. Interim bail of Peter Mukherjea will be extended till disposal of his bail plea in the case.


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15 Apr
CJI SA Bobde led special bench hears a case regarding the recommendations for #judgesappointment pending with the Centre

AG KK Venugopal: A decision with regard to pending 10 names will be communicated in three months.

CJI: Centre says a decision with regard to names pending for more than 6 months after recommendation ( 5 names from Calcutta, 1 name from j&k and one name from Delhi) will be taken in 3 months.
CJI:Decision will be communicated to this court

CJI:Mr attorney I think this case can be brought a conclusion if Centre tells us the timeline (convenient to govt) which will adhered to each stage of judges appointment.

AG:timeline has to be fixed for HCs to make recommendations
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15 Apr
Gujarat High Court continues hearing in suo motu case registered on COVID-19 surge in State #GujaratCoronaUpdate #GujaratHighCourt #GujaratFightsCovid19
Advocate General Kamal Trivedi begins submissions for State. #GujaratCoronaUpdate #GujaratHighCourt #GujaratFightsCovid19
Court brings up February 2020 order in which it had given suggestions. Court had suggested increased testing, arranging for more hospital beds, maintaining social distancing and wearing of masks, etc #GujaratCoronaUpdate #GujaratHighCourt #GujaratFightsCovid19
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15 Apr
#BombayHighCourt to hear tomorrow pleas of two Jain religious trusts seeking permit to allow the followers to take away food from the temple specially prepared during Ayambil fast for nine days from April 19 to 27, 2021.

#COVID19India #COVID19 #BreakTheChain
The trust has relied upon the order passed by a co-ordinate bench of the #BombayHighCourt which allowed them to use their dining halls for the 9 days to perform the ritual of Ayambil Tap.…
Vacation Bench of Justices SC Gupte and Abhay Ahuja directed the Government Pleader PP Kakade to take instructions and adjourned the hearing to tomorrow.
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15 Apr
Justice AM Khanwilkar led bench of the #SupremeCourt to shortly peruse the sealed cover report submitted by former Supreme Court judge, Justice DK Jain in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) espionage case
Centre had batted for strict action against delinquent police officials who had attempted to frame scientist, Nambi Narayanan in case such a recommendation has been made in the report by Justice Jain.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta: eminent space scientist who was awarded padma vibhushan is involved

Justice Khanwilkar: we have seen the report. appropriate action will have to be taken on the basis of the report. we can ask the committee accordingly
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15 Apr
CJI SA Bobde led special bench of the #SupremeCourt to shortly hear a plea for appointment of Additional Judges to the High Courts. The bench had earlier mooted the idea of ad Hoc judges appointment in consonance with Article 224A of the Constitution
Hearing commences.

"We have done some thinking. We will finalise our views", CJI Bobde
"Mr. Attorney, the govt stand seems to be that until 6 months has passed no ad hoc appointment can be initiated," CJI Bobde.
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15 Apr
Chief Justice of India SA Bobde to release co-authored strategy paper by @Vidhi_India on the responsible use of artificial intelligence in the Indian justice system today at 6.30 pm

Other speakers at the event include Justice L Nageswara Rao and retired Justice BN Srikrishna.
The event will begin shortly. The speakers have joined in the event. There are some technical glitches which are being sorted out at the moment.

Event begins. Dr. Arghya Sengupta from Vidhi Legal Research Centre welcomes the panel.

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13 Apr

-Maharashtra CM #UddhavThackeray has imposed Section 144 from April 14, 2021 (8Pm onwards) till May 1, 2021.
-Essential Services movement only
-Decisions regarding domestic help and others to be taken by local authorities
Maharashtra CM #UddhavThackeray announced- all housing complex with more than 5 active cases will be treated as Micro Containment zones. No entry to Visitors

Construction activity only at sites where labour is residing. No outside entry except for materials
Maharashtra CM #UddhavThackeray announced:
-Autos (1+2 passengers)
-taxis (1+50% rto cap)
-Pvt vehicles only for emergency
- Restauarants shut except for home delivery
-Home delivery ONLY till entrance. Internal delivery by dedicated staff of the building
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13 Apr
[COVID-19] Prioritise public health over elections, examine viability of complete lockdown in badly affected areas: Allahabad High Court to UP govt

report by @Areebuddin14

#allahabadhighcourt #UttarPradesh
#COVID19India #COVID19…
Importantly, the Court also asked the government to look into the possibility of vaccinating students who are pursuing higher education and those appearing in Board examination of high school.

#COVID19India #COVID19
The Court also warned the state authorities that everyone should wear masks and people should follow the guidelines strictly.

#allahabadhighcort #COVID19
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13 Apr
Delhi High Court begins hearing PIL seeking door-to-door #COVID19 vaccination in the city.

Hearing before Justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Amit Bansal.


Advocate Ashish mohan: First issue is widening of involvement of private bodies.

Have these issues not being repeatedly considered by court? : Court

Not this issue: Mohan

What is this. We don't have the wherewithal to decide all this : Court
Mohan informs there's Petition before Surpreme Court on lowering on age restriction.

Supreme Court has stayed all proceedings before High Courts : ASG Chetan Sharma

That's only on lawyers vaccination: Mohan
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13 Apr
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Dr. Pankaj Sharma hearing Advocate Mahmood Pracha's plea on lawyer-client confidentiality in connection with Police raids at his office

#MehmoodPracha #DelhiPolice
The ultimate role of any court is to maintain fairness in investigation and bring out the truth: Pracha
Pracha highlights Section 157 CrPC on procedure for investigation.

I am entitled to CCTV footage so that I can point out the directions given in search warrant were flouted with impunity by Police: Pracha
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