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16 January 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

The Maharashtra & Goa bar council has rejected 65,000 persons who had been advocates enrolled on its state rolls, with 17 days to go before closing its voter list in the run-up to long-overdue state bar council (SBC) elections.

16 January 2018
SCOI Reports

Just yesterday, BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra and attorney general KK Venugopal claimed 'all was well' in the Supreme Court of India.

15 January 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

20 months after Justice Rajiv Shakdher had been transferred from the Delhi high court to the Madras high court despite protests from senior counsel at losing Shakdher, he is now coming back to Delhi.

15 January 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

US-headquartered NGO Humans Rights Watch has published an analysis of Aadhaar's human rights implications.

Human Rights Watch reported:

India: Identification Project Threatens Rights | Human Rights Watch

A villager goes through the process of a fingerprint scanner for the Unique Identification (UID) database system at an enrollment center at Merta district in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan on February 22, 2013.

The government should order an independent investigation of the concerns raised about Aadhaar, and cease targeting journalists and researchers who expose vulnerabilities in security, privacy, and protection of data, the organizations said.

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15 January 2018
SCOI Reports

For what it's worth, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra told media today that he and other BCI members met with junior judges and the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra in a “congenial atmosphere, everything will be sorted out. Bar council's role is very limited, judges have assured it there will be no problem at all”.

15 January 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

SCBA president Vikas Singh on Sunday evening has met and sided with Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, chastising the four next-senior-most judges for holding an “ill-planned” press conference that said “nothing substantial”.

14 January 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

The points raised by judges number 2-5 of the apex court on Friday were extremely important and were a threat to democracy, which should not be politicised by either party (which is presumably directed mostly at the non-BJP parties), said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra.

12 January 2018
SCOI Reports

The four most senior Supreme Court judges were, in an unprecedented move, “left with no other option” but to call a press conference after their private meeting with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra earlier today apparently failed to yield desired results for them.

11 January 2018
SCOI Reports

Senior advocate Indu Malhotra and Uttrakhand High Court chief justice KM Joseph have been recommended as new judges of the Supreme Court.

08 January 2018
SCOI Reports

The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a larger Bench a writ petition filed by five petitioners to quash Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises homosexuality.

08 January 2018
Bar, Bench & Litigation

The Indian Express has reported that a Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) deputy director has filed an FIR against Tribune reporter Rachna Khaira, who had reported on the sale of administrator usernames and passwords to websites having full access to the Aadhaar database for Rs 500 last week.

27 December 2017
Bar, Bench & Litigation

An advocate Gurmeet Singh has sent a legal notice to instant message application WhatsApp asking it to remove the 'middle finger' emoticon from its list of emoticons in 15 days while WhatsApp has responded that it wouldn't alter its emoticon list, reported Live Law.

22 December 2017
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal declared to the media that he had been proven right by the CBI court that acquitted all of the accused in the 2G Spectrum case yesterday after six years since the case was filed, reported The Wire.

20 December 2017
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Former Calcutta high court justice CS Karnan, the first sitting high court judge to be jailed, finished his six month prison sentence today in Kolkata's presidency prison and was released today, reported the Express.

19 December 2017
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Snigdha Poonam in the The Hindustan Times reported on the ethical and legal dilemmas faced by lawyers defending those laccused of rape in this excellent read, which also includes this interesting passage on corruption in courts:

19 December 2017
Bar, Bench & Litigation

The Kerala High Court has upheld a Thiruvananthapuram school’s decision to suspend two Class XII students — a boy and a girl — on charges of public display of affection by hugging during a school festival. The bench of Justice Shaji P Chaly quashed the Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights’ order asking St Thomas Central School, a CBSE school in the state capital, to take back the two suspended students. The school management, Mar Thoma Church, had moved the court against the child rights panel. [...]

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