Law News Update- 12th May 2020


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

SC answered the question of law to refer at larger Bench: Sabrimala Case

The Right to Worship of women in Sabrimala Temple was answered on February 10 order. The Bench of nine-judge in the Supreme Court on Monday gave a detailed explanation of a question arisen on the law to indeed be referred to a larger bench. The order was passed to review the petition file against Apex Court’s in November 2019 on the decision of women’s entry into the temple during their menstrual cycle.

The Bench headed by CJI SA Bobde has explained why it’s difficult to define the scope and ambit of the right to religion. Referring to the ruling to Sabrimala review case as referred to a larger Bench, the bench stated that Court can do complete justice in a case while invoking power under Article 142, which includes referring issues to a larger bench.

As there cannot be a matter which is beyond the jurisdiction of the SC.

Apex Court directs CBI to reply within a week on Politician DP Yadav’s Bail Plea

Court has pronounced DP Yadav for a life sentence in a murder case of an MLA in 2015. The Bench comprising of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Abdul Nazeer, and Sanjeev Khanna issued notice to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a bail plea of Yadav on medical grounds.

Previously Yadhav had been granted interim bail for surgery and faced postoperative complications to that court did not allow him for bail and directed authorities to take care in jail premises. But now before the condition gets worse, SC has directed to CBI to submit its reply within seven days for his condition. 

Its paramount duty of State to ensure its citizen’s food problems says Gujarat HC

On Monday, HC took suo moto notice of varied news reports on undergoing hardship regarding food problems of migrant workers & daily wage workers. Justices P B Pardiwala & Ilesh J Vora reminded that “In this situation its responsibility of State Authorities to take care of poor workers and to solve their hunger problems”.

Court referred to all the newspaper articles which stated the problems of migrant workers & poor people in different states and suggested implementing it in states for the welfare of these classes. The matter concluded with a saying that “We all need to stand united and fight the miseries of novel COVID19”.

Court directs interim protection to Arnab Goswami

Supreme Court on Monday has extended the interim protection granted to TV editor, Arnab Goswami related to several FIRs registered against him for defaming Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah restraining order on a plea of investigation in the matter by a probe agency other than Mumbai Police. Advocate Harish Salve representative of Arnab has argued that the investigation of his client is not conducted properly and its clearly wasting his client’s time, therefore, Court direct bona fide protection on time.


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