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The high court of Delhi has issued directions to transfer the Vivek Doval’s defamation complaint against The Caravan from special MP/MLA court to Patiala House court.
The high court of Bombay held that petition before high courts under Article-226 challenging the rejection of nomination paper by returning officers to contest village panchayat elections is not maintainable.
The SC has referred to a larger bench the issue whether the appointment of arbitrator, by one who is disqualified to an arbitrator is valid as per section-12(5) of the Arbitration Act.
The honourable Supreme Court has appointed Ranjan Gogoi, Rajya Sabha MP and former CJI, as the sole arbitrator in the case MCM Service Private Limited V. Ithalai Thai Development Public Company Limited, based on parties’ consent.
Recently, the honourable Supreme Court of India has constituted a committee for negotiation of farmers protests and stayed the implementation of farm laws. Dr.Anuj Bhuwania has stated that the court is acting like a panchayat, in a sense, rather than a constitutional court.
The high court of Allahabad took a serious view of concerns that the government is not taking proper care of the archaeological site at Kushinagar where Lord Buddha attained “Parinirvana”. (Shobha Singh V. union of India and Others)
The high court of Delhi has agreed to increase the number of benches for physical hearings due to decline in covid cases from Jan 18. The other benches will continue to take up matters through video conferencing.
A PIL has been filed in the high court of Madhya Pradesh, challenging the vires of the MP Freedom of Religion Ordinance,2020.
The high court of Calcutta has held that, same-gender sexual harassment complaints are maintainable under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act,2013.