Top News Headlines 12th May 2021: NIA Court Grants Permission To Jailed Anti- CAA Activist Akhil Gogoi To Take Oath As Legislator of Assam Assembly

Top News Headlines 12th May 2021: NIA Court Grants Permission To Jailed Anti- CAA Activist Akhil Gogoi To Take Oath As Legislator of Assam Assembly

NIA Court Grants Permission To Jailed Anti- CAA Activist Akhil Gogoi To Take Oath As Legislator of Assam Assembly

Akhil Gogoi, a jailed anti-CAA activist who is the first Assamese to win an election from behind bars, obtained permission from a special NIA court on Tuesday to take oath as an Assam Assembly legislator.

NIA with a difference Judge Pranjal Das granted Gogoi, the Raijor Dal leader, permission to take his oath as a legislator at the Assam Assembly complex after hearing his petition. This isn't a bail bond. Gogoi has been given permission to only attend the inauguration ceremony. He is required to return to judicial custody.

What do you think about this grant of permission by the Court? 

Election Commission, Higher Courts & Govt. Failed To Fathom Disastrous Consequences Of Permitting Elections Amid Covid19: Allahabad High Court

There has been an increase in Covid-19 cases in the state, and the deadly virus has now spread to the villages, despite the fact that it did not enter the village population in its first wave.

The State Election Commission had previously been chastised by the High Court for the deaths of 135 polling officers in the state as a result of Covid-19, ostensibly because social distancing norms were not followed at counting areas.

The High Court also stated that the State Government had become complacent in maintaining vigilance, as a result of which it was unable to protect its people from the pandemic's second wave.

What do you think will be the other consequence? 

‘This Is Unconstitutional': Telangana High Court Slams State Government For Stopping Ambulances Carrying Covid-19 Patients At Borders

The Telangana High Court slammed the state government on Tuesday for banning ambulances carrying Covid-19 patients from neighbouring states from entering the state without first securing a hospital admission.

The state has closed its borders to ambulances carrying Covid-19 patients from neighbouring states to Hyderabad, which appears to be a flagrant infringement of citizens' rights under Article 14 and 19(1)(d) of the Constitution, which enable citizens to move freely within India's territory.

Do you think this is unconstitutional? 

Delhi HC Pulls Up JNU For Apathy In Responding To Requests Of Students And Teachers For COVID Care Facility Within Campus

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday chastised the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for failing to respond with "swiftness and alacrity" as COVID cases continue to increase, in response to a petition filed by students and teachers seeking the establishment of a COVID care centre and oxygen production facilities on campus.

The University is obligated to look after the health of its students and faculty members, and to provide facilities on campus to the extent possible, particularly given the current scarcity of hospital beds and other medical services. The fact that numerous organizations and agencies have gone out of their way to make various services accessible to their employees should be taken into account by the courts.

What do you think about the COVID centre within the campus?

Court refuses to grant interim relief to Navneet Kalra in connection with hoarding of Oxygen Concentrators

In a case involving the suspected hoarding of oxygen concentrators in a restaurant in South Delhi, the Delhi Court has once again declined to give Navneet Kalra any interim relief.

In the oxygen concentrator hoarding case, it is said that Navneet Kalra "cheated the government" by failing to report the MRP for imports in "violation of orders passed last year." Navneet Kalra, the owner of the two restaurants Khan Chacha and Town Hall, is reportedly on the lam, while the manager and three employees have been arrested so far.

The Delhi Police have filed a case for cheating, disobedience to a public servant's order, criminal conspiracy, and breaching the provisions of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, followed by the seizure of oxygen concentrators from restaurants in South Delhi.

Do you think interim relief should have been granted? 

Plea in SC seeks relief to Loan borrowers hit by Lockdowns

A petition has been filed with the Supreme Court, requesting that the Union of India (UOI) take immediate and remedial steps to remedy the financial stress and hardships that the country's loan borrowers are experiencing as a result of COVID-induced lockdowns.

Vishal Tiwari, a lawyer, filed the Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court.

The petition asked the UOI to direct all lending (financial) institutions to offer an interest-free moratorium period for term loans and to delay payment of loan instalments for six months or until COVID-19 returns to normal.

Do you think the PIL will be granted? 

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