This article has been written by Aishani Pattanaik, a student of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.
1. Delhi HC issues notice in a plea seeking removal of illegal groups from social media platforms for safety and security of children
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday has issued notice to Central Government, Facebook, Google, and Twitter on a plea filed seeking directions to social media companies to remove illegal groups on their platforms for the ‘safety and security of children’ in cyberspace.
2.Lawyers’ chambers in Delhi HC to re-open from 21st May in odd-even fashion
With due effect from 21st May 2020 the lawyers’ chambers in the Delhi High Court shall open in two shifts, in a phased odd-even manner.
While odd-numbered chambers have been allowed to open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, even-numbered chambers can function on the remaining days of the week, except Sundays.
3.RGNUL students write to P&H HC Chief Justice, Punjab CM and others requesting fee relief and concession in light of COVID-19 crisis
A letter has been addressed to the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the State’s Chief Minister and other concerned authorities urging them to grant a fee relief and concession to the students of the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) in light of the COVID-19 pandemic causing innumerable financial difficulties.
4. SC order pertaining to the Arnab Goswami row
While delivering its order on pleas filed by Arnab Goswami, the Supreme Court today reiterated that journalistic freedom is at the core of the freedom of expression under Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution.
The Supreme Court quashed all but one first information report filed against Arnab Goswami in connection with statements made during a news broadcast, implying investigation will continue, even as it extended protection to the editor-in-chief of Republic TV from any coercive action for another three weeks.
Meanwhile, in its order the apex court struck a balance between journalistic rights as well as accountability.