This article has been written by Aishani Pattanaik, a student of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad
- AZAAN, INTEGRAL TO ISLAM, BUT NOT ITS RECITATION THROUGH SOUND AMPLIFYING DEVICES: ALLAHABAD HC
The Allahabad High Court adjudicated that the recitation of Azaan through amplifying devices is not an integral part of Islam and hence, is not protected by Article 25 of the Indian Constitution. The court further observed that the recital of Azaan can be done by the muezzin from the mosque minarets by normal human voice without the use of loudspeakers, and any contravention shall be dealt with in accordance with the law, including the noise pollution rules.
- SC CUTS DOWN THE SUMMER VACATION, DECIDES TO FUNCTION TILL 19TH JUNE
The Supreme Court of India issued a notification cutting down the summer vacation and declaring it as a period of functioning to indemnify the pendency of cases and the perpetuated delay in its disposal in the wake up of the global pandemic COVID-19.
- CALCUTTA HIGH COURT CONVENES FOR A SPECIAL HEARING TOMORROW TO HEAR PLEA CHALLENGING THE INTERNET SHUTDOWN IN HOOGHLY POST COMMUNAL VANDALISM
An internet shutdown during a pandemic is a violation of Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Articles 14,19 and 21 of the Indian Constitution”, states the plea moved by the Software Freedom Law Centre India (SLFC.in). The High Court conducted a special sitting to hear a plea challenging the suspension of internet services in Hoogly under Section 144 of CrPC post-eruption of communal vandalism and violence. The petitioner rationalized that the impugned order fails the test of reasonableness and proportionality.
- NO COERCIVE ACTION AGAINST PRIVATE COMPANIESFOR NON-PAYMENT OF WAGES DURING COVID-19: SUPREME COURT
The Supreme Court ordered no coercive action to be taken against the Private companies failing to comply with the impugned MHA notification mandating them to pay full wages/salary to the workers/employees amidst the COVID-19 situation.