Legal Update as on 01.03.2023

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  1. SC: ACCORDING TO THE DV ACT, COURTS SHOULD NOT IMPOSE VARIOUS CONDITIONS ON COMPLAINTANT – The Supreme Court has ruled that it is not permissible for courts to impose such onerous restrictions, and has overturned the Delhi High Court’s provision that victims of domestic violence must pay a witness fee of Rs. 20,000 before testifying.
    Bhawna Versus Bhay Ram And Others | SLP (Criminal) No.1090 Of 2023
  1. BOMBAY HC: SARPANCH CAN’T BE REMOVED FOR HOLDING CONSECUTIVE MEETING – The Maharashtra Village Panchayat Act, 1958 does not specify how Gram Sabha meetings should be conducted, according to the Bombay High Court, hence the Sarpanch cannot be dismissed for having repeated meetings because it does not constitute a legal infraction.
    Manohar s/o. Dnyaneshwar Pote v. Collector, Jalna and Ors.
  1. GRANTING ANTICIPATORY BAIL IN CASES OF ATTACK ON DOCTORS MAY CREATE DANGEROUS SITUATION, SAYS KERALA HIGH COURT – When refusing to give anticipatory bail to the guy who attacked his wife’s doctor, the Kerala High Court noted that doing so would create a dangerous environment in which doctors would not have enough security, thereby affecting public health.
    Jamshid P.V. v. State of Kerala
  1. SC ADVISES CENTRE OF CONTEMPT NOT TO EXTEND OROP PENSION ARREARS DEADLINE – When the Ministry of Defence unilaterally extended the deadline for paying pensions to retired military personnel under the One Rank One Pension Scheme (OROP), the Supreme Court expressed its displeasure and issued a contempt warning to the Ministry lest it withdraw the communication extending the deadline.
    Indian ex servicemen movement & Ors v UOI MA 1590/2022

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