Daily News Update 9 August 2020

Latest Legal Updates – 9 Aug 2020

  1. In the face of the unprecedented situation created by the pandemic, The Delhi State Legal Services Authority under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority organized the first-ever online Lok Adalat in Delhi on 8th
  2. Bombay HC in the case of “Prabhat Lodha versus Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company and others” held that every consumer-facing adversity in relation to electricity bills is free to approach the (GRC) Grievances Redressal Commission.
  3. A writ petition has filed jointly by veteran Journalists N. Ram and Arun Shourie along with advocate Prashant Bhushan challenging a law that makes “scandalizing of the court” a ground for contempt.
  4. The State Disaster Management Authority to Bombay High Court – that the lawyers shall not have access to the ‘Special Local Trains’ that are made for the people falling in the category of ‘Essential services’.
  5. The Delhi HC modified guidelines on disclosure of assets and income in matrimonial litigation.
  6. The Supreme Court seeks report from media regulatory bodies press Council of India and News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on a Plea filed by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind accusing the media and social media of communalizing the Tablighi Jamaat issue by using a phrase like “corona bombs” while reporting.
  7. The Supreme Court refused to close the judicial proceedings against two Italians Marines, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen Ajesh Binki (aged 20) and valentine Jalastine (aged 50) in Feb 2012, until the family gets ‘adequate compensation’.
  8. Mumbai Esplanade Court granted bail to a woman, who was arrested for allegedly posting an objectionable tweet against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Minister Aditya Thackeray.

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