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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Sofi Ahsan


Delhi HC asks doctor to take down posts critical of Byju’s-owned edtech firm
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

On Monday, the court had passed a limited ad interim injunction against Pradeep Poonia, an IITian, and asked him to take down certain tweets and videos posted on YouTube.

Explained: As Kerala brings new gag law, recalling SC rap on another 5 years ago
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Internet Freedom Foundation on Sunday tweeted that the amendment was “a replicant of the unconstitutional Section 66A” and said it criminalises the online speech by users “under vague expressions and is liable to subjective and arbitrary application. This poses a real threat to freedom of speech and expression”.

Delhi: Woman forcibly sent to rehab, court orders probe
Sat, Nov 21, 2020

The order has been passed in a habeas corpus filed earlier this month by a friend of the detained woman.

HC raps Delhi govt over Covid surge: Woke up from slumber after order
Fri, Nov 20, 2020

The city recorded 7,546 new Covid cases on Thursday, with a positivity rate of 12%. The death toll touched 8,041 on Thursday, with 98 deaths being reported.

Explained: Is your car a private space when it is on a public road? What SC said
Thu, Nov 26, 2020

A petitioner has moved Delhi High Court to challenge a Rs 500 fine imposed on him for not wearing a mask inside his car. In its defence, the Delhi Govt has invoked an SC ruling from last year.

Plea seeks no ban on Chhath, Delhi High Court turns it down
Thu, Nov 19, 2020

The petitioner said they have been organising Chhath Puja annually, and that it is a major religious festival celebrated by people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh and the ban amounts to violating their rights.

Delhi riots case: Man with poor eyesight gets court respite
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Iftikhar's counsel argued before court that there is no legally sustainable evidence against him in the matter as he has been arrested on the basis of his alleged appearance in CCTV footage and identification by a constable.

HC lifts stay, 80% ICU beds in 33 Delhi hospitals for Covid
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Calling the situation dynamic, the division bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad pulled up the state government, saying it should remain “much more alive” to the situation, and “the whole city can see for itself” what is happening.

Delhi breaks record as 104 die of Covid, 7,053 new cases
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

On Thursday, 104 Covid deaths, the highest so far, were reported. The city saw 7,053 new cases, out of 60,229 people tested — a positivity rate of almost 12%.

HC says Delhi beating Maharashtra, Kerala in Covid, asks why restrictions were eased
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

The division bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad said the infection has now “touched every household” in Delhi and asked the state government whether there was any strategy at all in place to control infections.

High Court pulls up AAP government for relaxing norms as cases spike in Delhi
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Questioning the Delhi government, the court asked whether there was any strategy at all in place to control the infections.

Delhi HC to Republic TV, Times now: ‘Ensure no defamatory content against Bollywood is broadcast’
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

The court also said people “are very scared of the fourth estate” and that there needs to be some “toning down.” The court on Monday adjourned the hearing of the case to December 14.

Delhi HC warns: Infections haywire, Delhi risks becoming India’s corona capital
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

On Thursday, the city reported 6,715 cases from 58,910 tests. The death count rose to 6,769, with 66 deaths being reported.

‘Can’t deprive people of salaries’: Delhi govt told to release funds to 4 DU colleges
Thu, Nov 05, 2020

However, the court pulled up the state and asked why this was only realised during the pandemic and not before, despite undertaking an annual ‘ordinary audit’ of their accounts.

Delhi HC sets aside bail to Rajdhani school owner in NE riots case
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

“Personal liberty of an individual, though precious, is of little value if the larger interest of the people and nation are at stake,” said Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, while setting aside the trial court order by which Farooq was granted bail.

Delhi HC acquits 2 in murder case, says cop planted as witness
Tue, Nov 03, 2020

The case pertains to the murder of Laxmi Nagar resident Atul Jain on March 6, 2011, following which Rs 8.5 lakh was allegedly stolen from him at Mangal Bazar.

HC to consider scrapping regulation allowing Army to arrest without confirmation
Fri, Oct 30, 2020

A former Army Major demanded his 42-day incarceration be declared illegal and the Centre, Chief of Army Staff and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Northern Command be ordered to pay him Rs 5 lakh in damages for alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

Meet the interfaith couple who moved HC to do away with clause in Special Marriage Act: ‘Discourages those like us’
Sun, Oct 25, 2020

The objections are limited to technical aspects like soundness of mind, age and existence of any spouse of the parties intending to register the marriage but the notice at times becomes a reason for life threats for couples fleeing their homes and wanting to marry as per their own choice.

No offence under UAPA made out against Delhi riot accused: HC
Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Observing that there is also no allegation that he engaged in any form of terror funding or any such activity, Justice Suresh Kumar Kait in the order said it is not alleged that he was privy to or part of organising protests against the CAA.

Delhi HC asks Google, FB to remove pics of woman posted without consent
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

The court also ruled that it is necessary for social media sites to take all effective measures available to ensure that child pornographic content is not hosted on their platforms. It said that police will identify those re-uploading the offensive content in India and take action.

Investigating agency can’t pick and choose evidence, says High Court in ex-chief secretary ‘assault’ case
Thu, Oct 22, 2020

CM Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and 11 AAP MLAs are accused in the case of an alleged assault on Anshu Prakash at the CM’s residence in February 2018, when the then Chief Secretary was called there for a meeting.

Three Covid cases in jails, time for inmates out on bail, parole to return: Delhi HC
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

The full bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Talwant Singh was hearing a suo-motu case regarding extension in interim bails and parole. Directions were passed by the court earlier to decongest the city's jails to contain the spread of Covid-19 there.

‘Most unacceptable’ if people don’t get RT-PCR results within 24 hours: Delhi HC
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

There is obviously “some lag” which must be addressed at earliest, observed the court, while hearing a petition filed by advocate Rakesh Malhotra regarding Delhi's Covid testing strategy.

Delhi riots: Zee News argues to protect source, High Court says you are no prosecuting agency
Wed, Oct 21, 2020

“It is a misrepresentation of facts of a different level,” observed Justice Vibhu Bakhru. Saying that the documents “were not supposed to be taken out and published,” the court asked Zee News to file an affidavit and disclose the source of the alleged confession by the accused.

Festive season approaching, Delhi govt firm on stand to reserve Covid ICUs
Sat, Oct 17, 2020

Tells HC 50% of beds across city will still remain available to non-Covid patients