This article has been written by Janhvi Shirsat, a student of NLU, Nagpur.
1.“How can we stop them to walk,” says SC on migrant’s dilemma
The bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan on suo moto note of media reports about problems faced by migrants states that the Center and the states report back in two days on steps being taken to help migrants workers stranded due to COVID-19 lockdown.
After multiple petitions hearing about migrant workers struggle a judge on the bench commented that “How can we stop migrants from walking” and practically declined to push the government to do more for migrants as already relief camps around 26,000 for workers are made.
The bench added a preliminary statement that state and central governments should immediately provide adequate transport, food, and shelter for “free of costs”.
2. Apex Court permits staff members of LG Polymer to check the Gas leak Plant: Vizag Gas Leak
After a loss in the Vizag Gas Leak incident, Supreme Court ordered to allow 30 members of LG Polymers to analyze the plant and check if any machinery would cause more harm to undertake “safety measures”.
Although an interim order was passed in HC of Andra Pradesh challenging to seize the premises completely and that no access would be allowed for anyone. But to ensure no further harm to humankind precautionary measures are taken by the Supreme Court.
3. PIL seeking Adhaar linking on Social media dismissed
Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay with regard to seeking linkage of social media accounts to Adhaar and PAN cards. The motto to file the case was to prevent fake and duplicate accounts on social media.
Upadhyay contented before SC that Facebook and Twitter have millions of accounts and around 10% are fake which ultimately amounts to Cheating, forgery, and falsification of accounts offense under IPC and also violates Article 21 of Constitution of India.
The bench of Justices L. Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari, and S. Ravindra Bhat find no reason to interfere in the High Court decision.
4. Jails are safer as they are away from human traffic [ COVID -19]
The Delhi High Court denied granting interim bail to a convict defusing one of the contentions raised by Learned Counsel that jails are overcrowded and not safe in times of COVID-19 and stating that jails by nature are insulated from outside Human Traffic.
The order passed by Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar observed that safety of the appellant has revealed that though it may not be possible to maintain social distancing norms in Jails human trafficking cannot be a mere plea to grant interim bail.