Create a law abiding culture: HC to Centre and AAP govt

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Create a law-abiding culture, the Delhi High Court has said while cautioning the Centre and the AAP government against issuance of pollution under control (PUC) certificates to polluting vehicles in the city. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also expressed concern over the agencies failure to conduct “random… Read more »

HC notice to man on plea against discharge in murder case

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The Bombay High Court has issued a notice to a senior citizen here seeking his response to a petition of the Maharashtra government challenging his discharge from the 2003 murder case of a Canadian national. The state government approached the high court challenging an order passed by a sessions court in February this year, discharging… Read more »

Inadequate jail terms undermine public confidence in law: HC

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Undue sympathy towards convicts by awarding inadequate jail term “undermines public confidence in efficacy of law”, the Delhi High Court has said while upholding a 10-year term awarded by a trial court to a man for raping and trying to kill his ex-employer’s daughter-in-law. Dismissing the 45-year-old man’s plea for reduction of his punishment, Justice… Read more »

Halfway homes for mentally-ill prisoners urgent: HC

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The Delhi High Court has issued a slew of directions to expedite setting up of halfway homes for mentally-ill prisoners and recruiting trained staff to be deployed there, saying these homes should start working with “utmost urgency”. Halfway homes are residences for individuals who are released from institutions treating the mentally ill or drug addicts… Read more »

HC dismisses students’ plea against JNU admission policy

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The Delhi High Court today dismissed as “infructuous” a plea challenging JNU’s admission policy based on a 2016 notification of the University Grants Commission which capped the number of students per professor for MPhil and PhD courses. “Petition dismissed as infructuous,” Justice V K Rao said. The court said that the regulations made by UGC… Read more »

HC junks PIL seeking repeal of State Act

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The Bombay High Court has dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) which sought to discontinue or repeal Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Act of 1977 on the ground that a Central Act with same benefits for rural population has come into the effect from 2005. The PIL prayed that the Central law i.e Mahatma Gandhi National Rural… Read more »