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Supreme Court E-Committee Releases Draft Model Rules For Live-Streaming, Recording Of Court Proceedings 

A sub-committee comprising of judges of Bombay, Delhi, Madras, and Karnataka High Court was formed to frame the model draft rules. In his letter to the CJs, Hon’ble Justice Chandrachud said that Article 21 of the Constitution also encompasses the right to access live court proceedings. On Monday, the Supreme Court E-committee released the draft rules for live-streaming and recording the Court proceedings and propose a 10-minute delay in transmission and exclusion of sensitive cases and matters that involve sexual offenses and gender violence against women. These rules are a part of the National Policy and Action Plan for implementing ICT in the Indian Judiciary.

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"Ignorance Is No Justification To Normalize Discrimination:" How A Madras High Court Judge Overcame His Prejudices Against The LGBTQIA Community

Hon’ble Justice Venkatesh was hearing a writ petition filed by two women in a relationship seeking protection from the police. He issued guidelines to help ensure that the LGBTQIA community in relationships no longer has to face harassment from law enforcement. The Judge went on to say that he went through sessions with experts to educate himself on the problems of the LGBTQIA community. He further stated that ignorance is not a justification to normalize discrimination.

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Madras High Court Bans Medical Attempts To “Cure” Sexual Orientation, Issues Guidelines For LGBTQIA+ Community Safety 

The Madras High Court Bench of Justice Venkatesh suggested comprehensive measures to sensitize society as well as government branches and to remove prejudices against the LGBTQIA+ community. The Hon’ble Court also suggested that the school curricula should accordingly be adjusted to educate students on understanding the LGBTQIA+ community. Most importantly, the Court has banned medical attempts to cure sexual orientation.

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Petition In Supreme Court Seeks Directions To RBI, Centre To Permit Banks To Offer Moratorium To Borrowers

A PIL has been filed by the Distress Management Collective, an NGO based in Delhi NCR through Counsel Jose Abraham seeking directions to the Union of India and RBI to permit banks to offer a moratorium on payments to borrowers from June to August. The PIL also prays that a notification should be issued to all the banks to abstain from classifying a loan account as NPA for non-payment of EMI from April to August, etc. 

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Narada Case: 'Question Is Whether Protests Had Any Impact On Judicial Administration', Singhvi Argues For TMC Leaders In Calcutta HC

On Monday, the Senior Counsel A. M. Singhvi appearing for the TMC leaders in the Narada Scam case opposed the SGs arguments regarding vitiation of trial court hearings on account of public perception which the SG had termed as Mobocracy. Singhvi contended that the protests were peaceful and couldn’t be termed as ‘mobocracy’. He further questioned whether the protests had any impact on the judicial administration.

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SC Orders Removal Of 10,000 Residential Constructions On Aravali Forest Land

The Top Court was hearing a plea seeking a stay on demolition of 10,000 houses that had been constructed illegally at KhoriGaon, Faridabad in Haryana. The Supreme Court bench of Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari on Monday ordered the Haryana Government and other concerned authorities to demolish around 10,000 houses that were constructed illegally over the land. 

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Madras High Court Asks State To Consider Priority Vaccination For Transgender Persons, Citizens Required To Undertake International Travel 

In a suo moto Covid-19 case, the court suggested that the Central Government and the State Governments should give priority to the transgender community and the citizens requiring to undertake international travel like students who wish to travel abroad or citizens who have come on a short visit from abroad, or anyone who needs to undertake international travel. Similar petitions have been filed before the Delhi and Kerala High Courts. 

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Implement Apex Court's Directions On Communal Violence, Mob Lynching: Rajyasabha MP Digvijaya Singh Moves Plea In MP High Court 

A plea filed by Digvijaya Singh in the Madhya Pradesh High Court seeks implementation of directions passed by the Apex Court in various cases for the prevention of mob violence, communal violence, and mob lynching. The plea refers to the Top Court’s ruling in cases of Tehseen Poonawala v/s Union of India, Commissioner of Police & Ors v/s Acharya Jagdishwarananda Avadhuta & Ors, and lastly Arumugan Servai v/s State of Tamil Nadu. The MP High Court Bench of Hon’ble Chief Justice Mohd. Rafiq and Justice Sujoy Paul, on Monday, issued the notice to the MP Government returnable in 6 weeks. 

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