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Latest Law News (between 2014-07-24 and 2014-07-17)

Allahabad HC issues notice for giving minority status to Jauhar University of Azam Khan (2014-07-24)
(UNI) Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today issued notice to Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh on giving minority status to Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. A division bench of the court comprising Chief Justice Dhananjay Y Chandrachud and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhaya hearing a PIL filed by one NGO Hindu Front for Justice.

Allahabad HC issues notice to Sonia Gandhi on an election petition (2014-07-24)
(UNI) Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today issued a notice to Congress president Sonia Gandhi in connection with an election petition filed against her after being elected to the Lok Sabha for the fourth time from Rae Bareli. Justice Tarun Agarwal issued the notice on an election petition and has fixed September 9 as the next date of hearing.

Allahabad HC expresses concern over rising incidents of rapes in UP (2014-07-24)
(UNI) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC today expressed serious concern over the rising incidents of rapes in Uttar Pradesh and sought explanation from the state government on measures taken to address the issue.

Tripura HC seeks reply from SP on missing girl case (2014-07-24)
(UNI) Hearing a writ petition Tripura HC today sought reply from Superintendent of Police (Dhalai) Ippermanchak on the investigation into the disappearance of a teenage girl from her school in Chhailengta of Longtarai alley sub-division on May 23.

SC commences hearing on States' power on remission (2014-07-24)
The Supreme Court today commenced the crucial hearing to examine the power of the Union and states to grant remission for releasing convicts whose death sentences are commuted to life term with the Centre asserting that the rights of the victims cannot be overlooked.

Meghalaya proposes new law to regulate coal mining (2014-07-22)
(UNI) Following the ban imposed on coal mining by the National Green Tribunal, the Meghalaya government is on the process of drafting a new law to regulate coal mining in the state in consonance with a central legislation.

Jharkhand HC quashes 4 cases lodged against Jagannath Mishra (2014-07-22)
(UNI) Giving a major relief to Jagannath Mishra, former Bihar Chief Minister and an accused in different cases multi-crore fodder scam case, Jharkhand High Court today quashed all the four cases lodged against him.

SC to examine provision granting immunity to MP, MLA (2014-07-22)
(UNI) The Supreme Court will examine validity of the provision which grants immunity to MPs or MLAs who vote for a Rajya Sabha or MLC candidate after seeking bribe. The CBI had challenged the stand taken by JMM MLA Sita Soren daughter-in-law of JMM chief and former Union Minister Shibu Soren.

Allahabad HC issues notice to PM on his election from Varanasi (2014-07-22)
UNI) The Allahabad High Court has issued notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a petition challenging his election from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Justice V K Shukla, while passing the order on the election petition of Congress MLA Ajay Rai on Thursday last, who had contested as the party's candidate from Varanasi, fixed September 5 as the next date of hearing in the matter.

SC acquitted all accused in Surat blast case (2014-07-18)
(UNI) The SC today acquitted all the eleven accused in 1993 Surat bomb blast case. A bench comprising Justices T S Thakur and C Nagappan held that there was no sufficient evidence against the accused persons and their guilt has not been proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

Stop illegal construction on agricultural land in south Kashmir: J & K High Court (2014-07-18)
(UNI) Taking a serious note of illegal constructions still taking place on agricultural land in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, J & K High Court has directed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, to ensure that agricultural land is not used for construction purpose. The court also directed that bailable warrants be issued against Tariq Ahamd and Nasir Ahmad, alleged land brokers, for their involvement in converting the agriculture land for other purposes.

Bombay HC directs former Goa minister to undergo 6 months imprisonment (2014-07-18)
(UNI) The Bombay HC at Goa today set aside the earlier order passed by a lower court releasing Nuvem MLA Mickky Pacheco on probation in the case of assault on junior engineer in state electricity department Kapil Natekar and directed him to undergo six months imprisonment.

Jharkhand HC issues notice to J'khand Govt. on foeticide cases (2014-07-18)
(UNI) Taking cognizance of foeticide and sex determination practices in the state, Jharkhand HC has issued notice to the state government in this regard. The division bench of Chief Justice R Banumathi and Justice Amitabh Gupta issued the notice and asked the government to provide details of ultrasound centres running without valid registration in the state.

Bombay HC to hear confirmation of death plea in Shakti Mills gangrape on October 31 (2014-07-18)
(UNI) The Bombay HC today fixed October 31 as the date for the hearing of the petition filed by the Maharashtra government seeking confirmation of the death sentence to be awarded to the three convicts in the case of the gangrape of a photojournalist on the Shakti Mills compound in 2013.

SC notice to states, UTs on plea to legalise euthanasia (2014-07-18)
(UNI) SC today issued notice to all the states and Union Territories seeking their views on legalising passive euthanasia. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha, also appointed senior counsel T Andhyarjuna as amicus curiae to assist the court.

Himachal HC issues notices to Chief Secretary, others on lack of facilities in degree college (2014-07-18)
(UNI) The Himachal Pradesh HC today issued notices to the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Education), Pr Secretary (Public Works), Secretary (Finance), Director (Higher Education), DC, Bilaspur, Dy Director of Higher Education, Bilaspur, Principal, Govt Degree College, Jhandutta on the issue of lack of basic facilities for the students of Government Degree College at Jhandutta.

J&K High Court refused to re-investigate alleged shopian rape and murder case (2014-07-17)
(UNI) J & K High Court has refused to order re-investigation into alleged rape and murder of two women, whose bodies were found on the bank of a nallah in south Kashmir district of Shopian in 2009. A Division Bench of the High Court, Chief Justice M M Kumar and Justice D S Thakur delivering the order, reserved in August last year, ruled out re-investigation into the alleged double rape and murder case of Asiya Jan and Neelofar.

Provide schools with generators, Bombay HC tells State Govt. (2014-07-17)
(UNI) The Bombay HC has asked Maharashtra government to provide generators, inverters and solar panels on a war-footing to schools so that the students are not forced to give examinations in darkness due to load shedding in the state.

Gujarat HC adjourns hearing on Zakia's plea in 2002 riots (2014-07-17)
(UNI) The Gujarat HC today adjourned the hearing on the petition by Zakia Jafri, widow of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, who approached the High Court against decision of a local court rejecting her plea protesting closure report of Special Investigation Team which gave a clean chit to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others in the 2002 riots.

Maya Kodnani bail plea: Gujarat HC judge recuses from hearing (2014-07-17)
(UNI) A single-judge bench of the Gujarat HC today recused itself from hearing a bail plea filed by former state minister and BJP leader Maya Kodnani, a convict in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case and serving a lifer in Sabarmati Central Jail. Justice Anant Dave recused himself from hearing the plea of Kodnani, who applied for regular bail citing ill health.

Himachal HC dismisses petition of ex-chairperson of Women’s Commission (2014-07-17)
(UNI) Turning town any relief to BJP appointed former chairperson of Himachal Pradesh State Woman Commission, Dhaneshwari Thakur, the High Court today dismissed her petition observing that incumbent Congress appointed chairpersons was sailing in the same boat in which petitioner sailed.

Strike call by HC cripple life in Kashmir (2014-07-17)
(UNI) Life was today paralysed in the Kashmir valley due to strike called by breakaway Hurriyat Conference (HC) against Israeli air strikes in Gaza that left more than 200 people, including women and children, dead during the past one week.

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