Bombay HC declines to hear PIL against Maratha reservation

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The Bombay High Court today refused to hear a petition against the decision of the Maharashtra government to provide 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community in jobs and educational institutions. “Not before me,” said Justice V M Kanade sitting in a division bench with Justice Swapna Joshi when the PIL, filed by the… Read more »

Patna HC dismisses PIL for spl pkg of Rs 1.25 lakh cr

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The Patna high court today dismissed a PIL seeking its direction to the central government for implementation of the special package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar which was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi during last Assembly polls. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmad Ansari and Justice Anjan Mishra dismissed… Read more »

PIL in HC against section in Continental Shelf Act

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The Madras High Court today ordered notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging constitutional validity of a particular section in an act covering maritime offences that prescribes death penalty as the only punishment for certain offences. Ordering notice to the Union Home and Law ministries, a bench comprising justices S.Nagamuthu and M V Muralidharan… Read more »

Concerned SC agrees to hear PIL on Kashmir separatists funding

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The Supreme Court today said it “shares the same feelings” as a PIL, seeking to declare as “unconstitutional and illegal” the alleged release of government funds to Jammu and Kashmir-based separatists, as it agreed to hear the matter next week. When a lawyer sought urgent hearing of his plea and alleged that the separatists “enjoyed”… Read more »

PIL against Pokemon Go for ”hurting” religious sentiments

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PIL has been filed in the Gujarat High Court against developers of the location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go, alleging it hurts religious sentiments of certain communities by showing eggs in places of worship. Filed by Alay Anil Dave, the PIL is likely to be heard tomorrow by a division bench of Chief Justice R… Read more »

Dengue cases: PIL accuses govt of not being vigilant

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A plea has been filed in the Delhi High Court accusing the AAP government and MCDs of not acting vigilantly and responsibly to control dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical disease. The PIL was filed by an advocate in the wake of dengue deaths and cases in the national capital. The plea, which is likely to be… Read more »

PIL for action against cow vigilantes for violent acts

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A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Centre and some states to take action against so-called cow vigilantes, who are allegedly spreading violence and committing atrocities against Dalits and minorities. The PIL, filed by Congress activist Tehseen S Poonawalla, said the violence committed by these ‘Gau Raksha’ groups have… Read more »

SC fines Rs 25K to Centre for not replying to PIL

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The Supreme Court today came down heavily on the Centre and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on it for not replying to a plea seeking framing of guidelines for vehicles carrying protruding objects like iron rods and stationary ones which cause thousands of fatal mishaps across the country. “Innocents are dying from haphazardly parked… Read more »

HC seeks DJB’s action plan on sewage treatment

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Observing that the national capital could become a cess pool by the time all households in the city were connected to the sewage system, the Delhi High Court today directed DJB to get an overall perspective and come out with an action plan to address the issue of sewage treatment. A bench of Justices Badar… Read more »