High Courts Weekly Round-Up
Delhi High Court
Delhi High Court on Wednesday, adjourned the hearing of bail application filed by JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to 29th of this month. The decision came after Delhi Police informed the Court that they will file fresh remand application since two more Accused in the Case.
The High Court has decided to amend its Delhi High Court RTI Rules, 2006, to bring it in conformity with RTI Act, 2005. The decision was communicated to the division bench of the Delhi High Court, on a petition filed by law students.
A single letter to spouse talking of intention to divorce and remarry can constitute an act of cruelty, the Delhi high court Single Bench Justice NajmiWaziri has said, granting divorce to a man living separately from his estranged wife for the past 28 years.
In a landmark pronouncement of the Delhi High Court, a Division Bench dismissed an appeal filed by The Pradeshiya Industrial & Investment Corporation of UP Ltd (PICUP) holding it as being”completely devoid of factual or legal merit” and said that Callous conduct of officials of a Public sector enterprise is ‘misfeasance in public office’.
In a recent ruling, a Full Bench of Delhi High Court held that prior permission of the Court is not necessary under Section 124(1) (b) (ii) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 for filing a rectification petition before the IPAB, during the pendency of an infringement suit.
Gujarat High Court
The Gujarat High Court Single Bench permitted an 18-year-old rape victim to abort her 24-week-old foetus observing that continuance of pregnancy may result in a grave injury to her mental health.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court on Monday dismissed District Judge S.N. Hakeem on charges of sexual harassment, after the inquiry conducted against him concluded that he was making women employees watch pornographic videos and photos on his official laptop.
Kerala High Court
The High Court of Kerala has on Thursday adjourned the hearing of revision Petitions challenging the discharge of CPI(M) Leader PinarayiVijayan in the SNC Lavalin graft case to a period after 2 months. The case which was pending since 2013, was recently sought to be brought up by the Kerala Government by filing a petition for early hearing a month ago.
The Kerala High Court ruled that Kerala High Court cannot assume Jurisdiction, based on the mere fact that the alleged cause of action was communicated through website and it was accessed in Kerala.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court recently ruled that it cannot direct the Juvenile Justice Board to release the Juveniles on bail on the same day of their surrender.
The High Court issued notice to the Centre on a PIL seeking to ban websites from selling scheduled medicines online in violation of Drugs and Cosmetic Rules.
A Division bench of Madras High Court directed the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) to refrain from taking any precipitative action on its Basmati GI, in respect of the produce from the existing areas in the state of Madhya Pradesh where such rice is alleged to have been grown.