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SC to Pass Order Today On A Plea Seeking To Direct Centre, State Govt's To Ensure Ration, Transport For Migrant Labourers

The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it would issue an order today on the steps that the Centre and State governments must take to ensure that migrant and stranded workers receive rations, food protection, and transportation to return home.

A bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice MR Shah stated that it is inclined to guide the establishment of community kitchens and dry rations for migrant labourers in Delhi-NCR so that no one goes hungry.

The Bench stated that it would seek responses from state governments on their compliance with the Supreme Court's orders for migrant relief issued last year.

The court was hearing a petition seeking orders to ensure that migrant and stranded workers are provided with rations and food security.

Do you think this will help the migrants?


The suit filed in US Court against Hindu organisation for allegedly subjecting Indian workers to labour law violations at New Jersey temple

More than 200 Indian employees have filed a class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court of New Jersey, alleging that they were subjected to gross labour law violations at the behest of a Hindu organization.

Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is being sued for allegedly pushing Indian migrants into forced labour, which resulted in the death of one of the workers. The lawsuit alleged that employees at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey, the largest Hindu temple in the United States, were subjected to labour violations.

The workers were allegedly recruited from India and brought to the United States on “R-1” religious visas to do stonework and other construction work in New Jersey, according to the complaint. The staff spent years constructing and sustaining the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Robbinsville, New Jersey, which is billed as the world's largest Hindu temple.

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"Tamil facing bleak future:" Madras High Court holds only candidates who do entire education in Tamil medium eligible for 20% PSTM reservation

The Court stated that obtaining only higher education in Tamil medium, after following English medium at the school level is nothing but fraud on PSTM Act.

Only candidates who have completed their entire education in Tamil medium will be qualified for the state's 20% reservation in public employment under the Tamil Nadu Appointment on Preferential Basis in the Services under the State of Persons Studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM) Act, according to the Madras High Court (G. Sakthi Rao v. The Chief Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu ).

Do you think this reservation is justified?

Media Important In Disseminating Information: Supreme Court Launches Mobile Facility For Journalists To Attend Virtual Hearings

The Supreme Court on Thursday added a feature to its mobile app that allows journalists to receive access to virtual hearings.

Justices DY Chandrachud, AM Khanwilkar, and Hemant Gupta joined Chief Justice of India NV Ramana in launching the facility in a virtual case. COVID-19 has affected both Justice Chandrachud and Khanwilkar.

In addition to launching the mobile service, the CJI announced that the Supreme Court will be launching a feature called "Indicative Notes" on its website and mobile app, which will summarize landmark decisions.

What do you think about this feature in the app?

'Imputation Against Nair Women In 'The Great Indian Novel''- Kerala High Court Stays Criminal Defamation Case Against Shashi Tharoor

The Kerala High Court has granted a stay on all proceedings related to a defamation case filed against Dr Shashi Tharoor for allegedly making unwarranted imputations on the chastity of Nair women in his book The Great Indian Novel.

After Dr Tharoor filed an appeal in the High Court, Justice Gopinath P issued the stay order. Sandhya Sreekumar, the plaintiff, stated that a sentence in the book rendered an unjustified imputation against the chastity of the Nair people. Sreekumar was particularly offended by the following passage in the book: "In Kerala, men of the Nair community only discover that their wives are free to receive them by looking outside her door to see if another man's slippers aren't there."

What do you think about this case?

Will Habeas Corpus Petition Lie Against Remand Order? Supreme Court Answers

The Supreme Court stated that a Habeas Corpus petition challenging a remand order can only be heard if the remand is infected with the vice of lack of jurisdiction or if it is issued in a mechanical manner.

A Habeas Corpus petition will not be valid unless certain circumstances exist, according to the bench of Justices UU Lalit and KM Joseph. The court stated that there is no strict prohibition against a habeas corpus petition challenging a remand order.
These observations were made in the context of Gautam Navlakha's petition for default bail in the Bhima Koregaon case. The appeal was filed in response to the Delhi High Court's decision in the Habeas Corpus Petition case.

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