The National Security Act (NSA) was invoked against a man in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh (UP), for his involvement in a cow slaughter case on September 6. According to a statement released by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi, till August 19 this year, the UP Police had invoked the Act against 139 people, 76 for cow slaughter. Stringent laws have been used within the state this year and more than half of them relate to alleged cow slaughter.
Following Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informing the Supreme Court that the I&B ministry has issued a show-cause notice on Sudarshan TV, the court today deferred the hearing of the case. The government notice was under the Cable Television Act 1995 and issued to the MD of Sudarshan Channel. The channel has been given time till September 28 to respond.
The Delhi High Court has directed the media to show restraint and abide by the provisions of the Programme Code and other guidelines for their news coverage. The court said this while hearing a plea filed by actress Rakul Preet Singh, alleging that a media trial is going on against her after Rhea Chakraborty allegedly took her name during an inquiry interview with the CBI
The Karnataka State Legal Services Authority under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority organised a Mega E–Lok Adalat, covering all 30 districts of the state. In the Mega E-Lok Adalat, around 940 benches were set up by the Legal Aid Authorities throughout the State. More than 1,33,000 cases were identified for the E-Lok Adalat relating to criminal compoundable offences, bank matters, money recovery, MACT, labour disputes, matrimonial, land disputes, revenue matters and other civil matters.