High Courts Weekly Round-Up
Allahabad High court
The High Court of Allahabad on Thursday permitted around 70 aspirants older than 20 years to apply for the Common Law Admission Test, in derogation of the BCI Rules setting an upper age limit for taking the test.
The High Court dismissed a public interest litigation for a direction to ensure daily recital of the national anthem on the premises of the high court as well as district courts, tribunals and other such establishments.
Allahabad High Court on Friday quashed the Office Memorandum dated 12.10.2014 issued by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission increasing the posts of OBC category from 566 to 2030 and the result declared on 21.5.2015 published on 22.5.2015 in respect of selection on the post of Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Agriculture Services Cadre-III (Technical Assistant Group-C) held in pursuance of advertisement dated 22.10.2013.
Bombay High court
The Bombay High Court bench comprising the Chief Justice, Dr.ManjulaChellur and Justice G.S.Kulkarni, dismisssed a Public Interest Litigation Petition on January 25 challenging the Maharashtra Government’s dilution of the requirement to provide 25 per cent of seats in schools to Economically Weaker Sections under the Right to Education Act.
A division bench headed by Justice SS Shinde of the Aurangabad bench of the High Court ordered four cuts in the upcoming movie Jolly LLB 2, holding that these scenes “defame” the judiciary.
The division bench of Justices FM Reis and NutanSardessai of the Bombay High Court at Goa refused to grant ad-interim protection to Sociedade De Fomento Industrial Pvt. Ltd, a media house belonging to Goa’s Timblo group from telecasting an exit poll conducted by them.
The High Court on Thursday dismissed Rabia Khan’s petition seeking an SIT investigation into her daughter Jiah Khan’s death. The bench had reserved the order on February 2.
The division bench of Chief Justice ManjulaChellur and Justice GS Kulkarni restrained the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority(MMRDA) and BMC(Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) from cutting trees for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro line project, also known as Line 3.
Calcutta High Court
The Calcutta High Court on Friday issued rule of contempt against Petitioners, who continued to file multiple petitions for similar reliefs.
Delhi High Court
The Delhi High Court observed that an act of infidelity by either spouse, irrespective of the gender, is on an equal footing and would cause mental cruelty to the other spouse with the same intensity.
In a rare decision, the Criminal Appellate Division Bench of the High Court delivered a split verdict in five criminal appeals preferred by the accused who stood convicted by a trial court for allegedly having committed murder in a road rage incident in Chanakyapuri in 2009.
Delhi High Court directed the government to allow the woman to meet her husband (BSF Trooper in the viral video) and stay with him for two days after the Centre informed the court that Yadav was shifted from 29 Battalion to 80 Battalion in Samba in Jammu.
Gujarat High Court
The Gujarat High Court recently held that though voice spectrography test is not violative of Article 20(3) of the Constitution of India, it is not permissible to subject an accused to it, in the absence of any specific provision empowering the police officer or the court in law.
Kerala High Court
The Kerala High Court acquitted a man convicted for ‘raping’ a 27-year-old ‘well-educated’ woman by giving false promise of marriage.
The High Court quashed a complaint lodged against a farmer who protested by lying himself down on the floor of the office room of Assistant Agricultural Director, for not processing his application seeking an electric connection for his pump house.
Madhya Pradesh High Court
The Madhya Pradesh High Court directed the Madhya Pradesh government to set up a committee to deliberate with the stake holders on issue of having the statutory provisions for protection of lawyers.
The High Court upheld the Madhya Pradesh government’s decision to pass on the burden of amount of license fees earned from the liquor shops functioning within five kilometers from river Narmada to be closed on those shop or group of shops falling beyond this area.
The Court asked a concerned nationalized bank to preserve the demonetized currency notes to be deposited by the Special Police Establishment – Lokayukta for those are evidence in a bribe case.
The High Court sought reply from a contemnor for accusing the chief justice and other judges without any oral or documentary evidence.
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