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KS Puttaswamy

30 September 2013

Judge’s litigation debut: 88-year-old ex-judge-turned-litigant KS Puttaswamy, who obtained the SC's restraining order recently against the linking of state benefits to the UID scheme, chats to the Hindu on why for the first time in his 50-year legal career he felt the need to petition a court [Hindu]

Indian-American judge: Indian-born Sri Srinivasan has now been sworn in as a judge of the second most powerful US court - The US Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia circuit [PTI]

GLC Karnataka: Karnataka’s fifth Government Law College has been inaugurated in North Karnataka at Martur village. The other four are in South Karnataka [Deccan Chronicle]

Poor NGT: The southern bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) which has jurisdiction over four states and a union territory, lacks the resources to provide legal aid to litigants. A large chunk of the applications before the NGT are from the poor, sources tell the New Indian Express

Child marriage circular: The Kerala government has clarified that its 27 June 2013 circular directing local bodies to register all child marriages that were solemnised before 13 June 2013, was not a license for child marriage but a way to ensure that those married before that date are not deprived of marital benefits. Child marriages are still punishable in the state under the Child Marriage Prohibition Act 2006 [Hindu]

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