DAILY LAW NEWS UPDATE – 6TH MAY, 2020

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This article is written y Aishani Pattanaik, a student of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad

1.)Rajasthan High Court stays FIR against BJP President JP Nadda with nexus to the tweets against Congress supremo Rahul Gandhi 


The Rajasthan High Court has put a stay on the FIR proceedings against BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda in nexus to the defamatory tweets against Rahul Gandhi by BJP leader Amit Malviya.
The entire controversy revolves around a tweet by Amit Malviya as a response to Sonia Gandhi’s statement at a video conference lauding the efforts of Rahul Gandhi in assuring the supply of surplus PPE kits.
The single-judge bench of Justice Pushpendra Singh Bhati stayed the FIR proceedings initiated against the petitioner JP Nadda reasoning that the tweet has been made from the personal tweet handle of Amit Malviya and that the present petitioner had no role in the entire fiasco. 


2) “The Bois Locker Room” – Exposing the  murky waters of sexual harassment and gory verbal rape culture 


Post the unfolding of the scandalous Instagram chat group “Bois locker room ” which glorified gory verbal rape culture and murky details of sexual harassment,  a letter petition by three practicing advocates have urged the Supreme Court to take the matter into cognizance and initiate appropriate legal proceedings under the relevant sections of IPC (sections 506, 507,509,465 and 471) as well under sections 67 and 67A of the IT Act, 2000.


3. Incorporation of the caste of any person in a judicial or administrative matter slammed as a “regressive practice” by Rajasthan High Court 

The Rajasthan High Court in a standing order issued against the incorporation of the caste identity of any person in a judicial or administrative matter. 
The High Court condemned the practice of referring caste in cause title/affidavit/memo of the parties in court filings, as regressive and detrimental to the letter and spirit of the constitution.  Such a practice results in social stigma, discrimination, and ostracism. 


4. J & K High Court calls for the review of an antediluvian protocol the “Darbar Move

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Tuesday called for a review of the 148-year-old protocol of shifting the capital of Jammu and Kashmir twice a year, in what was popularly termed the Darbar Move. The High Court opined that this practice needs to be revisited and that it may not be feasible anymore, and the money, time and resources being  consumed in executing the protocol can be utilized in the development of the union territory 

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