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Omar Abdullah, finally a free bird after 8 months. Oops, now the state is locked down.

Omar Abdullah, finally a free bird after 8 months. Oops, now the state is locked down.

On 24 March, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has revoked the detention of former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who has been in detention since 5 August 2019, following the Centre’s decision to

Shaheen Bagh Protestors detained as Delhi toughens lockdown over coronavirus

Shaheen Bagh Protestors detained as Delhi toughens lockdown over coronavirus

Delhi Police on 24 March, cleared the protestors at the Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi, who were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019. The protesters, which mostly include women, have be

Lok Sabha passes an undiscussed Finance Bill, 2020

Lok Sabha passes an undiscussed Finance Bill, 2020

On 23 March, Lok Sabha has passed the Finance Bill 2020, without any discussion at an all-party meeting convened by Speaker Om Birla, as the House curtailed its sittings in the wake of the coronavirus

Madras High Court sets aside order against Kiran Bedi

Madras High Court sets aside order against Kiran Bedi

The Madras High Court on 11 March, allowed the Central Government’s appeal which challenged the Single Judge’s ruling, which held that the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Kiran Bedi, cannot int

Calcutta HC stays Centre’s ‘leave India’ notice to a Polish student

Calcutta HC stays Centre’s ‘leave India’ notice to a Polish student

The Calcutta High Court on 5 March, has stayed the Centre’s notice which issued a ‘Leave India’ notice to a Polish student, for allegedly participating in a protest against the Citizenship Amend

Special circumstances must be shown to approach the HC directly, before approaching the Sessions court – Allahabad High Court

Special circumstances must be shown to approach the HC directly, before approaching the Sessions court – Allahabad High Court

The Allahabad High Court on 2 March, held that under special circumstances, a person apprehending arrest may seek anticipatory bail by directly approaching High Court, without first approaching the Se

Accused need not be heard under Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C– Supreme Court

Accused need not be heard under Section 173(8) of Cr.P.C– Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on 2 March, has reiterated that an accused or co-accused does not have any right to be heard, before any direction for further investigation is made by the court, under Section 173(8

SC dismissed a plea challenging the constitutional validity of death penalty

SC dismissed a plea challenging the constitutional validity of death penalty

Supreme Court has today dismissed a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Section 354(5) of the Code of Criminal Procedure of delivering the death penalty by hanging to death. The bench

Cabinet approves implementation of 37 Central Laws to Jammu & Kashmir

Cabinet approves implementation of 37 Central Laws to Jammu & Kashmir

The Union Cabinet has issued an order dated 26 February, for the implementation of 37 Central Laws in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to ensure administrative effectiveness and remove ambigui

SC to refer the question of preliminary inquiry under CrPC to a larger bench

SC to refer the question of preliminary inquiry under CrPC to a larger bench

The Supreme Court has referred to a larger bench, the question of whether a preliminary inquiry under Section 340 of the Code of Criminal Procedure is mandatory for a complaint under Section 195 of

Uddhav Thackeray’s stand on National Population Register

Uddhav Thackeray’s stand on National Population Register

On 23 February, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray has decided to set up a high-power committee comprising of all three ruling party members of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) gove

Supreme Court expresses displeasure on delayed disposal of bail application

Supreme Court expresses displeasure on delayed disposal of bail application

On 20 February, the Supreme Court observed that the bail applications need to dealt with expeditiously and finally, one way or the other and cannot brook delay. The bench comprising of Justices A M Kh

Notice to 10 students involved in anti-CAA protests at Jamia Millia Islamia – Delhi Police

Notice to 10 students involved in anti-CAA protests at Jamia Millia Islamia – Delhi Police

On 19 February, 10 Jamia Millia Islamia students were issued notice by the Delhi Police, asking them to appear before it for questioning, in connection with the anti-CAA protest and alleged police cra

Karnataka HC grants bail to anti-CAA protesters detained in Mangalore

Karnataka HC grants bail to anti-CAA protesters detained in Mangalore

On 18 February, the Karnataka High Court granted bail to 21 people who were detained on the allegations of violence against police during anti-CAA protests in Mangalore on 19 December 2019. The HC fur

Delhi police names Sharjeel Imam as instigator, sends him to judicial custody

Delhi police names Sharjeel Imam as instigator, sends him to judicial custody

On 18 February, a Ph.D. student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Sharjeel Imam, who was named by Delhi Police as the ‘instigator’ of violence at New Friends Colony near Jamia Milia Islamia on 15 De

Shaheen Bagh Protesters Delighted with the Appointment of Interlocutors

Shaheen Bagh Protesters Delighted with the Appointment of Interlocutors

On 17 February, while hearing a plea against the blockade at Shaheen Bagh, the honorable apex court appointed senior advocate Sanjay Hegde and advocate Sadhana Ramachandran to mediate with the protest

Sabarimala Review Order – Arguments on reference by Supreme Court bench

Sabarimala Review Order – Arguments on reference by Supreme Court bench

On 17 February, the nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde has begun hearing the seven issues mentioned in the Sabarimala reference order. The bench comprising of Chief Justice SA

Gauhati High Court – Land Revenue documents, PAN card and bank documents do not prove citizenship

Gauhati High Court – Land Revenue documents, PAN card and bank documents do not prove citizenship

The Gauhati High Court on 12 February, while citing a previous judgment (Md. Babul Islam Vs. Union of India), ascertained that the land revenue receipts, as well as the PAN Card and Bank documents, do

Section 144 order passed by the Additional District Magistrate quashed by Bombay HC

Section 144 order passed by the Additional District Magistrate quashed by Bombay HC

The Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court while quashing the order passed by the Additional District Magistrate against allowing protests in Maharashtra’s Beed said that the anti-CAA protesters

Notice to J&K on plea by Omar Abdullah’s sister challenging his detention – Supreme Court

Notice to J&K on plea by Omar Abdullah’s sister challenging his detention – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today has issued a notice to the Centre and the administration of Jammu and Kashmir, over the detention of former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA). The