Legal Update as on 04.01.2023

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  1. DELHI HC TO STATE: PROVIDE BPL HIV+ PEOPLE WITH FREE FOOD AND MEDICAL TREATMENT – The Delhi High Court has ordered the Delhi Government to provide free food and medical care to HIV positive people who live below the poverty line (BPL) and cannot afford it, and to strictly enforce the 2017 HIV and AIDS (Prevention & Control) Act.
    GIRISH & ORS v. UNION OF INDIA & ORS
  1. J&K&L HC: UNITS IN J&K ENTITLED TO EXCISE DUTY EXEMPTION PRIOR TO 1ST JULY 2017 RESPONSIBLE FOR GST – According to the Ladakh High Court, units in Jammu and Kashmir are eligible for a central excise duty exemption before July 1, 2017, but are still required to pay GST after that date.
    GODREJ CONSUMER PRODUCTS LIMITED VERSUS UNION OF INDIA
  1. The Delhi High Court orders a status quo on the demolition work at Khanpur Market. – The decision by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) to demolish around 34 businesses owned by Khanpur Market Association members has been upheld by the Delhi High Court, who also ordered the status quo.
    KHANPUR MARKET ASSOCIATION REGD. v. DELHI URBAN SHELTER IMPROVEMENT BOARD (DUSIB) & ORS.
  1. SC: DEFENSE MUST PROVE ACCUSED’S MENTAL INCAPABILITY – The Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a father accused of killing his two sons, holding that the burden of proof for the defence in a murder case rest on demonstrating that the accused was mentally unfit to understand the repercussions of his actions.
    PREM SINGH VS STATE OF NCT OF DELHI
  1. SC – No restrictions on the right to free speech may be imposed that are not found in Article 19(2). – The Supreme Court Constitution Bench has ruled by a 4:1 majority that Ministers, MPs, and MLAs cannot be subjected to further restrictions when exercising their right to free expression under Article 19(1)(a) despite the fact that the justifications listed in Article 19(2) are exhaustive.
    KAUSHAL KISHOR v. THE STATE OF UTTAR PRADESH GOVT OF UP HOME SECRETARY| WP(c) 113/2016

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