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Regarding the non-implementation of Govt. programs related to HIV, the Patna High Court has sought a response from the Bihar State AIDS Control Society. A Division Bench of Patna High Court has directed to implement the schemes by April 5.
The father of a rape accused victim has filed an application under section 164 CrPC to quash his daughter's statement against former Minister Ramesh Jarikholi. The father alleges that Article 21 of the Constitution also provides for the right to reputation, hampered by his daughter's victimization.
Madhya Pradesh has declared the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act, 2020, providing ten years of imprisonment to anyone found guilty of using marriage as an excuse to force someone to change their religion.
A Delhi court has granted bail to one of the persons arrested for the violence that broke out during the tractor parade. The Court, while granting the bail, observed that the investigation was complete as far as the accused is concerned and furnished a personal bond of Rs.25,000 and surety of equal amount and remarked that only evidence against the accused is his photographs at the place of the event and no other evidence of provoking or attacking police officials is found yet.
A Single Judge Bench of Delhi HC has observed that an application filed under section 482 CrPC to quash an FIR under POCSO Act after the victim attains majority and decides to settle the matter defeats the intention of the legislature to protect the interests of the children.
J&K HC has refused the petition of former CM Mehbooba Mufti for the issuance of a passport to her. It was remarked that the Court could only direct the authority to speed-up the issuance process. It was observed that the passport authority, upon receipt of a passport application, seeks an authentication report from the concerned authorities. In this case, after receiving the police verification report, the passport officer did not recommend issuing the passport to the former CM of J&K.
The Apex Court has observed that persons with political connection are equally entitled to file a PIL as any other person and remarked that PILs could not be dismissed only by virtue of the opposite party being a rival party. These observations have been made in the matter of SK Supian, the election agent of Mamta Banerjee in resurrected FIRs in the Nandigram violence case.
A petition was filed by the State Public Information Officer of the Crime Records Bureau to which a Single Judge Bench of Kerala High Court has disposed of and directed the State Police to publish the names of police officers who have violated human rights and have been found guilty of corruption.
SC has formed a committee to advance the "comprehensive traffic management plan" for Kaushambi, Ghaziabad. A writ petition was filed by the President of Kaushambi Apartments Residents Welfare Association, foregrounding the residents' problems due to the traffic in the area.
Kerala HC has sought directions in the case of the suicide of Narayana, a contract labourer of the Urban Development Department, to determine whether he was compelled to do manual scavenging. The Court has added that in the compliance report submitted by the state govt., they have uncomplicated the whole matter by expressing the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 will not apply. It was directed to file the measures taken by the state govt, on this behalf.