Sofi Ahsan

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Woman lawyer lets minor girl ‘marry’ live-in partner; HC tells Bar to act

The lawyer, in undertaking before the court, had said that she would keep the 17-year-old girl at her own house during the night.

Bad environment cannot be good economics: Supreme Court judge

Directly addressing Union Minister for Railways, Industries and Commerce, Piyush Goyal, who was also present, Justice Gupta also delved into the issue of compensatory afforestation and added that money can be no compensation for the environment.

Decide on National Policy for Treatment of Rare Diseases within 6 months: HC to Centre

The order directing the Centre to take action within six months has been passed by the HC in a suo motu PIL initiated by it in 2015 on the basis of a news report depicting the “pitiable health and living condition” of a Patiala widow’s three children, who were suffering from a disease known as LGB syndrome.

Ambala excise official grants liquor license to duo who never applied, faces action

Observing that the record shows that the action of the authorities was not backed even by the legal wing of the department, the court further said the action of DETC of calling upon the non-applicants to submit the applications even beyond the last date is arbitrary and unreasonable.

Make guidelines for officers dealing with parole, furlough applications: HC

The court also made it clear that the order can be ignored by the government and UT Administration in case there already are instructions for such a procedure.

Commission of Inquiry member can invoke Section 10-A only during tenure, says Punjab and Haryana HC

Section 10A of the Act gives a High Court the power to sentence a person to six months imprisonment or impose fine upon him or both for "acts calculated to bring the Commission or any member thereof into disrepute" after a complaint is made by a member or an officer authorised by the Commission on its behalf.

‘Make 50 more Chandigarhs but don’t destroy this Chandigarh’

The Indian Express spoke to Manmohan Lal Sarin, senior advocate and founder of the foundation, regarding the case, Sukhna Lake and other issues facing the city.

Punjab shows dismally low conviction of accused in rape cases, over 70% acquitted each year since 2015

As per the Punjab police, the complaints involving sexual violence against women and girl children are reported late, which leads to loss of crucial evidence, like forensic and medical evidence.

10 yrs on, HC sets aside CRPF’s termination order against head constable accused of killing senior

Former head constable Surender Singh from Alwar, Rajasthan, had been in the CRPF for 26 years when he was arrested for allegedly shooting dead his colleague Bani Singh of Haryana, and suspended from service.

Haryana spells out jail security around Dera head, he says deployment ‘sufficient’

Quoting the Sessions Judge's communication further, the court also said the convict is allowed to meet his relatives and a medical examination is also conducted each month by doctors of PGI Rohtak.

A woman cannot be permitted to be treated like a chattel by her husband, says high court

“The least that is expected from a husband in any marriage is to treat his wife with kindness and not undermine her dignity,” said the division bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Manjari Nehru Kaul in the ruling

Explained: Why must India have a National Registry of Voluntary Organ Donors?

The Committee of nine doctors from PGIMER, Chandigarh has pushed for a National Registry of Donors, and recommended a biometrics-based authentication of donors and recipients.

Dera violence: Court drops charges against 40 accused

A massive violence was caused by Dera followers in Panchkula and other cities of Haryana after a CBI Court pronounced the Dera Chief as guilty of two rapes on August 25 in 2017.

Can’t advocate for termination of pregnancy only because woman can’t raise child: Chandigarh HC

The woman from Chandigarh, in her plea, was seeking directions for termination of her pregnancy on the ground of it causing grave injury to her mental health.

The Atheist

Ravi Kumar, who went as far as the High Court to prove himself Godless, says he will fight on to keep his certificate declaring him a non-believer

Only 28% differently-abled in Punjab receiving financial aid from state govt

The department of social security and women and child development, Punjab, in an affidavit told the court that there are around 6.5 lakh “physical handicapped persons” in the state as per the 2011 census.

Contempt of Court: Punjab and Haryana HC awards six month jail to govt polytechnic college principal

The high court, in its ruling, said that leniency shown in such matters will not only frustrate the legitimate right of the poor petitioners but also will “embolden unscrupulous elements in the system to trample the rights of the workers with impunity.”

HC recommends out of turn promotion for Punjab ASI for ‘fearless stand before court’

The HC in December 2018 had directed the Punjab government to produce a convict on January 14, 2019 for hearing on quantum of sentence after modification in his conviction in the criminal appeal.

Can rape accused’s property be sold to compensate victim: Chandigarh High Court

According to the plea, the accused allegedly raped a 35-year-old woman in 2011 at a farmhouse. A video of the act, shot by the accused, forced her into silence and the abuse continued for several months.

Explained: The HC order that allows two MPs to meet Abdullahs, with conditions

The single-judge Bench barred the two Lok Sabha MPs — one of whom is a retired judge of the same High Court — from speaking to the media regarding the meeting, and imposed restrictions on the nature of the meeting.