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Centre's Policy Of Paid Vaccination For 18-44 Years Prima Facie Arbitrary & Irrational: Supreme Court

The bench of Hon’ble Justices D. Y. Chandrachud and L. Nageswara Rao, and S. Ravindra Bhat in the suo moto matter of Covid 19 management underlined that the Constitution does not envisage courts to be silent spectators when the Constitutional rights of citizens are infringed by executive policies. The Supreme Court held that the Centre’s policy of arranging free vaccines for 45+, healthcare workers and frontline workers while the age group of 18-44 years has to pay for vaccination is prima facie arbitrary and irrational. The Court directed the Centre to undertake a fresh review of its vaccination policy to address the issue raised.

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Juhi Chawla's plea against 5G rollout defective, for media publicity: Delhi High Court

Actress and Environmentalist Juhi Chawla recently filed a petition against the rollout of 5G telecommunication services. Chawla in her petition pleaded that until and unless the 5G technology is certified safe, it should not be permitted to be rolled out. The Court observed that there were several shortcomings in Chawla’s plaint in terms of the Code of Civil Procedure. Hon’ble Delhi High Court remarked that the plea filed by Chawla defective and was done for media publicity. 

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Clarify How Rs 35,000-Crore 'Vaccine Budget' Was Spent: SC to Centre in May 31 Order

The Hon’ble Supreme Court remarked that the union budget for the financial year of 2021-22 had set aside a sum of Rs. 35,000 Crore for procuring vaccines. The Court asked the Union Government to clarify how Rs. 35,000 Crore, the vaccine budget, was spent. The Hon’ble Court further asked that why these funds cannot be used for giving free vaccination to the age group of 18-44 years. 

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Irrational, Indiscriminate Arrests are Gross Violation of Human Rights: Allahabad HC

While accepting an anticipatory bail plea filed by a police constable, Jugendra Singh in a corruption case, Hon’ble Justice Siddharth of the Allahabad High Court held that irrational and indiscriminate arrests are a gross violation of human rights. The Courts have repeatedly held that an arrest should be the last option for the police and it should only be done in exceptional cases. 

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'Solitary Incident Not Justifiable Ground For Transfer': Calcutta High Court Tells CBI In Narada Case

The hearing in the Narada Scam case continued on Wednesday, June 2. The CBI had filed a transfer application for the trial. CBI also argued that the hearing on May 17th which led to the bail granted to the four TMC leaders was vitiated on account of mobocracy. In the hearing on Wednesday, Hon’ble Justice Soumen Sen held that a solitary incident is not a justifiable ground for allowing the transfer of proceedings. It was his opinion that there should be a continuous set of events to make it clear that if the trial is continued, it will be vitiated. 

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Representative Suit - Process Under Order 1 Rule 8 CPC Not Mandatory At Appellate Stage: Kerala High Court

The Division Bench judgment in Radha K. S. vs.Sadasivan and Anr. held that provisions under Order 1 Rule 8 of the Code of Civil Procedure have to be complied with at the Appellate stage. The Three-Judge Bench of Hon’ble Justices C. T. Ravikumar, V. Shircy, and K. Haripal declared that this judgment was not correctly decided and held that publication of notice under Order 1 Rule 8 of the Code of Civil Procedure is not mandatory at the appellate stage of a Representative suit. 

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Justice Arun Mishra takes over as NHRC chairman

Former Apex Court Judge, Justice Arun Mishra took over as the National Human Rights Commission chairman from Wednesday, June 2nd. His appointment drew a sharp reaction from the leader of the opposition party in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge who is part of the high-powered selection committee. Kharge sought an appointment of a person belonging to SC or ST given the rising atrocities against these communities. 

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Cabinet approves Model Tenancy Act for circulation to states: How it may impact you

The Model Tenancy Act was approved by the Union Cabinet led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for circulation to all states and UTs for adoption by way of either enacting fresh legislation or amending existing rental laws. According to the Government, the MTA will boost private participation in rental housing as a business model for addressing the huge housing shortage. The MTA is supposed to be a win-win for the property owner as well as the tenant. 

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Sushil Kumar sent to Police Custody For 14 days

Olympic MedallistSushil Kumar was arrested on May 23rd for allegedly murdering wrestler SagarDhankarat the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi. Kumar absconded the police for 3 weeks before his arrest. The court remanded him to six days of police custody which was later extended by 4 days.He was sent to judicial custody for 14 days by a Delhi Court on Wednesday, June 2nd.  Kumar admitted to being on spot on the day of Sagar’s murder on May 4, 2021. 

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