UN experts call on India to immediately release rights defenders, arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. The arrests seem designed to send a chilling message that criticism of government policies will not be tolerated

GENEVA (26 June 2020) – UN experts* today called on India to immediately release human rights defenders who have been arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. “These defenders, many of them students, appear to have been arrested simply because they exercised their right to denounce and protest against the CAA (CitizenshipContinue reading “UN experts call on India to immediately release rights defenders, arrested for protesting against changes to the nation’s citizenship laws. The arrests seem designed to send a chilling message that criticism of government policies will not be tolerated”

Supreme court Stays Investigation & Coercive Action On Multiple FIRs Against Journalist Amish Devgan Over Remarks On Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed investigation and coercive action against News18 anchor Amish Devgan on the multiple FIRs registered against him over his remarks on Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti till the next date of hearing. A vacation bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar,  Dinesh Maheshwari  and Sanjiv Khanna issued notice on his writ petition seeking quashing ofContinue reading “Supreme court Stays Investigation & Coercive Action On Multiple FIRs Against Journalist Amish Devgan Over Remarks On Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti”

How are PMC Bank depositors differently circumstanced in comparison to Yes Bank: Delhi HC directs RBI, Centre to explain

The Court was hearing a petition concerning the fate of the deposits made with the PMC Bank. Taking note of their crucial role in the Reconstruction Scheme to revive Yes Bank, the Delhi High Court has directed Reserve Bank of India and Central Government to explain how the depositors of Punjab & Maharashtra Co-operative BankContinue reading “How are PMC Bank depositors differently circumstanced in comparison to Yes Bank: Delhi HC directs RBI, Centre to explain”

SC approves CBSE’s scheme on cancellation of Class 10 and 12 exams, reassessment formula; results out by 15 July, board tells court

The Supreme Court on Friday approved the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) draft notification to cancel the pending Class 10 and Class 12 exams The Supreme Court on Friday approved the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) draft notification to cancel the pending Class 10 and Class 12 exams and gave a go-ahead to itsContinue reading “SC approves CBSE’s scheme on cancellation of Class 10 and 12 exams, reassessment formula; results out by 15 July, board tells court”

CA Exam July 2020: PIL filed in Supreme Court seeking a stay on opt-out scheme

CA Exam : Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC) of India seeking a stay on the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) opt-out scheme for CA Course July 2020 exams. ICAI on 15th June 2020 had given its candidates the option to opt-out of exams scheduled in July / August 2020. CandidatesContinue reading “CA Exam July 2020: PIL filed in Supreme Court seeking a stay on opt-out scheme”

SC dismisses review petitions challenging 2018 verdict on adultery

In September 2018, the Supreme Court had scrapped the 19th century law on adultery calling it arbitrary and offensive to a woman’s dignity. The Supreme Court said there is no need to revisit its ruling on adultery. The Supreme Court has held that its historic decision stubbing out the 158-year old archaic law on adulteryContinue reading “SC dismisses review petitions challenging 2018 verdict on adultery”

Ramdev and the Coronil claim: Patanjali treading on thin legal ice, but enforcement gaps might let yoga guru get away with COVID-19 ‘drug’

As the world looks for solutions for the pandemic that has held us hostage for the last few months, and threatens our way of life for at least the next few, Patanjali Ayurveda Ltd on Wednesday launched an Ayurvedic medicine – named Coronil, and claimed that it’s a cure for COVID-19. The news was metContinue reading “Ramdev and the Coronil claim: Patanjali treading on thin legal ice, but enforcement gaps might let yoga guru get away with COVID-19 ‘drug’”

CBI files first charge sheet in Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, daughter and DHFL promoters for fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed its first charge sheet in the Yes Bank case against eight entities including founder Rana Kapoor and his family members. The other accused include Dewan Housing Finance Ltd and promoters Kapil Wadhawan and Dheeraj Wadhawan, said a CBI spokesperson in a statement. The case involves theContinue reading “CBI files first charge sheet in Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor, daughter and DHFL promoters for fraud”

Journalist Amish Devgan moves Supreme Court to quash FIR lodged against him for insulting Sufi saint, calls it an “inadvertent error”

The petition, which will be head on June 26, states that Devgan had “no intention” to hurt any religious sentiment, and thus the FIR should be quashed. Journalist Amish Devgan has moved Supreme Court urging it to quash the First Information Report (FIR) registered against him for hurting religious sentiments by referring to Sufi saintContinue reading “Journalist Amish Devgan moves Supreme Court to quash FIR lodged against him for insulting Sufi saint, calls it an “inadvertent error””

Class X, XII Board exams cancelled; optional Class XII exams may be held when COVID-19 situation improves: CBSE to Supreme Court-

Taking a cue from the CBSE’s stand, the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) also said that it would cancel this year’s Board exams. The Supreme Court was informed today that this year’s Class X and XII Board exams held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) stand cancelled as a result of theContinue reading “Class X, XII Board exams cancelled; optional Class XII exams may be held when COVID-19 situation improves: CBSE to Supreme Court-“