Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Centre directed to formulate National Policy for proper rehabilitation of rape survivors

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to formulate a national policy for proper rehabilitation of rape survivors, opining that setting up of a separate fund like the Rs 2,000 crore ‘Nirbhaya fund’ was not enough and amounted to “just a lip service”.

Italian Marines Case

The Supreme Court on Monday reportedly agreed to hear the Bail Petition of Sergeant Major Salvatore Girone, one of the two Italian Marines accused of murdering Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012. The Apex Court is scheduled to hear the case on May 26, the Italian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

On Thursday, the Apex court relaxed the bail conditions of Sergeant Major Salvatore Girone.

AP Govt slammed for unnecessarily pursuing a “petty matter” before SC

The Supreme Court criticised the Andhra Pradesh Government for unnecessarily pursuing a “pity matter” (petty) in an appeal before it. Division Bench comprising of Justices Abhay Manohar Sapre and Ashok Bhushan, slapped a cost of Rs. 10,000/- on the state by observing that the state has committed sheer abuse of process of court by filing a ‘misconceived’ appeal‘.

Plea for 100 % water cut to Maharashtra liquor firms dismissed

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct the Maharashtra government to completely cut the water supply to the distilleries and breweries in the state and divert drinking water to drought-hit regions.

Appeal by Star India Ltd against sharing clean feed to Prasar Bharati dismissed

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by broadcaster Star India Ltd, against sharing clean feed without advertisements and sponsor logos, with Prasar Bharti. 

SC refuses to stay NEET ordinance

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the recently promulgated ordinance to defer implementation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for State Governments and their affiliated institutions by a year, so that students are provided with enough time to prepare.

Rajasthan HC ruling on RTE Act not to affect admissions already finalized for the present academic year

The Supreme Court issued interim orders in an appeal by the state against the Rajasthan High Court ruling that the State Government is not competent & holding any authority to re-write the definition of Sec.2 (d) of the Right to Education Act, 2009. The Apex Court, said that the order passed by High Court shall not affect the admissions already finalized for the Academic Year 2016-2017.

Guidelines framed for conducting sexual harassment inquiry

Gender Sensitisation and Internal Complaints Committee of the Supreme Court of India framed Guidelines for conducting Inquiry by the Internal Sub-Committee on sexual harassments complaints.