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Plea In Delhi High Court To Stop IPL Matches With Immediate Effect

A recent development, a public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed by Karan S. Thukral and Inder Mohan Singh in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to stop IPL Matches with immediate effect and to have an enquiry as to why such matches have been prioritised over public health by the respondent authorities.

Karan S. Thukral and Inder Mohan Singh seeks relief against an "arbitrary, unreasonable and unjustified action on part of the Respondents" in purporting to conduct the IPL matches in Delhi amid the horrifying Covid-19 situation in national capital. They mentioned in their plea that “the cricket stadium should be used to create Covid care centres in order to reduce the plights of the common people and these matches must be stopped immediately.”

Media Reporting Of Hearing Builds Public Confidence: Supreme Court

This hearing deals with a topic previously covered, the Supreme Court on Monday heard Election Commission of India's plea against the oral remarks made by Madras High Court that the ECI was "singularly responsible for COVID second wave" and that its officers "should probably be booked for murder”, this statement has gone viral.

The Supreme Court said that it cannot stop media from reporting oral observations made by judges as discussions in a court hearing are of interest and concern for the public, in addition to this the Court judges Justices D. Y. Chandrachud and M. R. Shah observed that media was the "watchdog" of the sanctity of judicial process.

Cannot Turn Away Parties Seeking Divorce Under Customary Laws: Jharkhand High Court

The Jharkhand High Court has held that Family Courts cannot turn away parties seeking divorce under their customary laws.Justices Aparesh Kumar Singh and AnubhaRawatChoudhary has held that Family Courts Act, 1984 is a secular law applying to all religions.

Consequently the Division Bench held that there is no precedent which bars members of the Scheduled Tribe to approach the Family Court by filing any suit or proceedings relating to matters mentioned in Section 7 of the Family Courts Act. It was held that since the Appellant is seeking divorce on the basis of the customs and usage applicable to the parties, the petition is not maintainable and the same may be adjudicated only by the Community Panchayat, and not by a Court of Law.

Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant Appointed As The Acting Chairperson Of National Human Rights Commission

In recent news, the President of India, Ram NathKovind has authorized Justice Prafulla Chandra Pant, Member, National Human Rights Commission, NHRC India, to act asits Chairperson with effect from 25th April, 2021. Talking about his history prior to his appointment as the Member, NHRC on 22 April, 2019, Justice Pant was a Judge of the Supreme Court of India from 13th August, 2014 to 29thAugust, 2017.Justice Pant was born in the State of Uttarakhandon 30th August, 1952. 

Delhi HC issues notice on PIL seeking direction to stop Child begging at Traffic Signals

On Monday, the High Court of Delhi issued notice to National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), Delhi Government, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), & others on a petition seeking direction to enact appropriate law & policies to stop child begging & selling of products on traffic signals & junctions after a PIL was filed by Piyush Chhabra, a social activist & practicing lawyer in Delhi Courts. Bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh sought response from all the respondents on public interest litigation (PIL).

In his plea, Chhara mentioned that “the children and infants who are the subject matter of this petition immediately need protection from the State. Children are the greatest human resource of any country, & a measure of a country's social development lies in its children's well-being.” In addition to this he added how it is violating their constitutional rights such as right to life, and most importantly, right to education.

Adoptive parents of girl child move Supreme Court after Kerala High Court grants custody to biological parents

The adoptive parents of a girl child have moved the Supreme Court challenging a Kerala High Court judgment of April 9, which had set aside the adoption of the child on the ground that a deed of surrender had not been executed by both the biological parents.Justices Vineet Saran and Dinesh Maheswhari stayed the judgment of the Kerala High Court after the petitioners pointed out that the High Court had passed its verdict without even hearing them.

The High Court in the prior judgment had ruled in favour of the couple, holding that a woman in a live-in-relationship, acknowledging the biological father of the child born out of such a relationship, will have to be treated as a married woman for the purpose of JJ Act and the Adoption Regulations of 2017.

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