This article is written by Janhvi Shirsat, a student of NLU, Nagpur.

LG Polymer has to pay Rs 50 crore to NGT for precipitate harm to human life

The negligence of LG Polymers India Pvt., Limited has affected people at large scale in Vishakhapatnam in consideration The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in suo moto cognizance enjoin LG Polymers to pay Rs 50 crore to the District Magistrate for causing damage to human life, public health, and environment. 

The bench of Justice Adarsh Kumal Goel discerned that ‘Styrene Gas’ comes under the definition of Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 and rules need on & off-site emergency plans for prevention of future damage. Adding to it leakage of styrene gas attracts the principle of ‘strict liability’ against LG Polymers which the company is liable to restore the damage caused under Environment Law and other statutory provisions.

Chhattisgarh & Allahabad HC ordered to re-open courts

On Thursday, Chhattisgarh High Court ordered to cancel the summer vacation holidays and said regular functioning of courts will resume.  The HC decided to dispense with summer holidays from 18 May 2020 to 12 June 2020. On the other hand, Allahabad HC declared that the court will be opening partially from 8 May 2020.

Though HC across the country has canceled the summer vacations to cover the loss caused in pandemic and lockdown. The functioning of courts will modify according to different zones.

Babri Masjid demolition case must be delivered till August 31

Supreme court decree to augment the deadline for completion in Babri Masjid Demolition case till August 31 at a video conference. After sending a letter to Apex court by lower courts Justices Rohinton Nariman and Surya Kant extended the trial till August 31.

The court directed to avail the justice by a virtual court and for the same Judge Yadav must ensure that pendency must pronounce logical conclusion with appropriate pieces of evidence as attached with the letter from previous judicial pronouncements and no more delay for an order takes place.

RBI  to charge interest on loan amount during moratorium period: SC replied

SC responded today from the center and RBI to charge interest on loan amount during the moratorium period. According to the petitioner in plea submits that during the lockdown, charging of interest on loan despite the moratorium period causing people “hindrance” and is violating Article 21. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta volunteered to take instruction on the issue.

Considering the Principle of natural justice SC passed an order to suspend the payment of monthly EMIs as directed by banks being charged for the moratorium period for the time being seeing that it infringes the Right To Life.

The Plea filed in SC to use Community Welfare fund to deport impecunious Indians who are marooned in foreign countries

Pravasi Legal Cell an NGO filed a petition by Advocate Jose Abraham in SC aiming to get back Indians from the economically weaker sections by utilizing the Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) who are stranded in other countries due to pandemic situation and by reason of no income cannot migrate.

The petitioner highlighted that low skilled Indian labor force was transferred to camps in Gulf countries which are immensely crowded and chances for transmission of the virus would be difficult to stop. Therefore, ICWF would take care to provide free charge for travel to these people and get them back safely without any economic loss. 

Facebook appointed NLSIU VC, Sudhir Krishnaswamy in board members team

Mark Zukerberg in 2018 preconizes that their company is planning to constitute independent governance and in the process to find a team. Considering the par excellence and achievements of 20 members, Prof.  Krishnaswamy is appointed one of the board members. He is an alumnus of NLSIU, Bangalore, and co-founder of the Center for Law & Policy Research (CLPR).

The role of the members is to decide on content related appeals from  Facebook and Instagram users. Governance will lead to the safety of the Fundamental Right to Expression.                                                                      


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