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Wired: No say on NSA | Indo-Bangla judicial overreach | Dodging PILs | Can be jailed | Social media GCs | Women-centric K’ka courts

No say on NSA: The Supreme Court today asked Ex-Delhi University law professor SN Singh to bring evidence on Friday (28 June) of violation of fundamental rights of internet users. His PIL alleges that nine US-based internet companies in India are sharing user data with the National Security Agency (NSA) without the consent of Indian users. The bench said: “Our jurisdiction is not over the entire world. American people and government is not covered under Article 21.” [PTI]

Indo-Bangla judicial overreach: The Bangladesh Supreme Court’s most senior judge, Surendra Kumar Sinha, impressed with India’s state and national judicial academies for lower and higher judiciary, asked for Indian judges’ assistance in training his country’s quota-bridled judiciary [TOI]

Dodging PILs: Karnataka high court imposed a total cost of Rs 75,000 on three different advocates who had brought their own public interest litigations (PIL), dimissing their PILs saying that “this will not bring them any credibility” [Deccan Herald]

Can be jailed: Mumbai Sessions Judge, U B Hejib rejected Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s plea against a Bandra Magistrate Court’s order that had enhanced the charges levelled against him in his 11-year old rash driving case. Khan will now be tried under Section 304 (ii) for culpable homicide and could be sentenced to 10 years jail [DNA]

Social media GCs: Facebook general counsel Ted Ullyot and Twitter legal director Nicole Wong are on their way out of the two social media websites. Facebook has promoted deputy general counsel Colin Stretch to the position, while Wong is joining the White House to advise on internet and privacy policies [Global Legal Post/GLP]

Women-centric Karnataka courts: The Karnataka government will soon set up 10 special courts exclusively to try cases relating to atrocities and crimes against women, according to state home minister KJ George’s Tuesday announcement [Deccan Herald]

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