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 »

Payal Abdullah in HC for govt house on security grounds

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Payal Abdullah, estranged wife of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, has moved Delhi High Court seeking government accommodation for her and her sons on the ground that they enjoyed ‘Z’ and ‘Z plus’ security status. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notice to the Centre… Read more »

HC upholds detention of ‘sand smuggler’ under MPDA

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The Bombay High Court has upheld an order of a Jalgaon Magistrate detaining an alleged sand smuggler under Maharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA), saying his movements in the society might lead to disruption of public order. MPDA covers bootleggers, slumlords, sand smugglers and certain other categories of offenders whose activities are a threat… Read more »