This article has been written by Aishani Pattanaik, a student of Symbiosis Law College, Hyderabad.
1. BHIMA KOREGAON ACCUSED SUDHA BHARADWAJ DENIED INTERIM BAIL
A special NIA court in Mumbai overtly rejected the interim bail plea of tribal rights activist and trade unionist Sudha Bharadwaj who is one of the several accused in the notorious Bhima Koregaon violence. Ms Bharadwaj who’s currently lodged in the Byculla women’s prison in Mumbai had moved a plea seeking interim bail on medical grounds and exacerbating health conditions owing to diabetes and high blood pressure.
2.A PLEA OF HABEAS CORPUS FILED IN THE SUPREME COURT CHALLENGING THE DETENTION OF FORMER CONGRESS LEADER SAIFUDDIN SOZ
A writ of Habeas Corpus has been filed by the wife of former Congress leader Saifuddin Soz, challenging his “Unlawful” detention by the Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir. Soz, an octogenarian and a former MP from the Baramullah constituency has been under house arrest since August 2019 without any valid grounds for the same.
3.“JUDICIARY HAS TO BE PROACTIVE IN SITUATIONS LIKE THIS”– DUSHYANT DAVE ON SUPREME COURT’S HANDLING OF THE MIGRANT CRISIS
A senior advocate and the president of the Supreme Court bar association Dushyant Dave said that it is imperative for the judiciary to play a proactive role during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis since the constitution of India is balanced by three pillars of democracy namely: a) the Legislature, b) The executive and c) the Judiciary which implies that no decision of the government is “Unreviewable”
4.AP HIGH COURT CUTS SHORT THE TENURE OF THE STATE ELECTION COMMISSIONER
In a setback to the YSR Congress regime, the Andhra Pradesh High Court struck down a recent Govt. ordinance cutting short the tenure of office of the State Election Commissioner Dr. N. Ramesh Kumar