Legal Updates 2nd August


  1. The SC bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud, Justice Indu Malhotra, Justice KM Joseph said that Hospitals which provide medical service for free to some patients but charge a bulk of others fall in the purview of consumer protection Act.
  2. The UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) adopted General Comment No. 37 on July 23, defining the right of peaceful assembly and lawful restrictions on protests
  3. Ministry of Defence formally written to (CBFC) Central Board of Film Certification and ministry of information and broadcasting to advise all production houses to obtain a No Objection Certificate from ministry before telecasting any film, documentary and web series based on Army theme in the public domain.
  4. Plea In SC For Constitution Of Broadcast Regulatory Authority Of India To Regulate Electronic Media
  5. J&K High Court has initiated suo moto contempt proceedings against Government Department for Contravention of Its 14 Year Old Stay Order and Initiating Parallel Proceedings In a Different Bench.
  6. Madras HC : The order was passed by an all-women bench of Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana, Justice Anita Sumanth and Justice P T Asha that All unaided private educational institutions will be treated to be an establishment within the meaning of Section 1(5) of the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948.
  7. Supply Of Services Outside India By “Intermediaries” Not Export, And Hence, Subject To IGST held Gujarat High court
  8. CISF issues fresh social media rules for personnel; seeks disclosure of their IDs. The two-page guidelines are being issued in view of the “threat posed” by these online platforms to “national security and general discipline of the force”
  9. Yemeni blogger Convicted by Saudi court for 10 months in prison, a fine of 10,000 riyals ($2,600) and then deportation for a social media post supporting (LGBT) equal rights for people in same Sex Relationship according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW).

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