Notice to Delhi government on plea to make helmet compulsory

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On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court sought the city government’s stand on a plea to make it mandatory for pillion riders to wear helmets irrespective of their gender and religion.  Issuing notice to the government on the plea and seeking its reply within four weeks, a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv… Read more »

Derogatory word to be removed from caste certificates

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The Delhi government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it will withdraw the word “chura” from certificates issued to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) stating that the revenue department of the Delhi government used the… Read more »

Take care of mentally challenged, court tells Himachal government

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The Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state government to take the mentally ill, “wandering in inhuman conditions in the street”, into its protection. Issuing the directions on a public interest litigation (PIL) of Shimla resident, the court of Justice Surinder Singh Thursday reminded the state of its duty and said the mentally challenged… Read more »

Jamia to continue with its minority status: High Court

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Students wishing to take admission in Jamia Millia Islamia for this academic session face an uncertain future with the Delhi High Court Wednesday refusing to grant a stay on an amendment conferring it minority status.   The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) headed by Justice M.S.A. Siddiqui had recently granted ‘minority’ status to… Read more »

Judge’s complaint on Hepatitis-B to be heard as PIL

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A complaint made by an Allahabad High Court judge against non-availability of a life saving drug in Uttar Pradesh hospitals is to be taken up for hearing as a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Chief Justice F.I. Rebello Friday. The complaint was made by Justice Sudhir Agarwal on account of the agony and disgust that… Read more »

High court dismisses PIL on Commonwealth Games

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The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking the court’s direction to form a panel to look into Commonwealth Games-related projects and reconstitution of the Organising Committee. The litigation, filed by lawyer Amitava Sen, sought the court’s direction to form a panel of engineers to look into several Games-related projects. A… Read more »