Legal Update as on 08.02.2023

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  1. PATNA HC’s directive to the government is to shut down 49 brick kilns for failing to switch to cleaner technology. – In spite of a deadline set by the Bihar State Pollution Control Board, the Patna High Court has ordered the government to close 49 brick kilns that were not able to switch to cleaner technology and create fly ash bricks.
    ANMOL KUMAR V. THE STATE OF BIHAR & 6 ORS.
  1. HC: An advocate’s error must not affect the rights of the party. – The Calcutta High Court set aside an order of acquittal for the offence of dishonouring a check under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act while noting that an error made by an attorney for any party shouldn’t be used as a prejudicial factor against that party’s rights.
    PRASANTA BHATTA V. ABDUL SK
  1. NO POLICE Mock Drills While Portraying Members of a Specific Community as Terrorists, BOM. HC – While hearing a PIL seeking guidelines for police mock drills, the Bombay High Court ordered that till the next date of the hearing, no fake drills be conducted that portray members of a particular community as terrorists.
    SAYED USAMA VS STATE OF MAHARASTRA
  1. SC REINSTRATES HC ORDER DIRECTING COUNSELING TO WOMAN IN SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIP – The Kerala High Court’s ruling requiring counselling for a 23-year-old woman who is allegedly in a same-sex relationship has been delayed by the Supreme Court.
    DEVU Vs STATE OF KERALA
  1. HC: TAKING A GIRL’S UNDERGARMENT OFF AND FORCING HER TO LIE ON THE GROUND EQUALS RAPING – According to the Calcutta High Court, the victim’s undergarments being removed and her being made to lie down under duress constitutes rape under Section 375 of the IPC and cannot be done for any other indirect cause.
    RABI SAHA @ SARKAR V. STATE OF WEST BENGAL
  1. SC DISMISSES APPEAL AGAINST ADV. VICTORIA GOWRI’S APPOINTMENT AS MADRAS HC JUDGE – The petitions opposing the appointment of attorney L. Victoria Gowri as a second judge on the Madras High Court have been rejected by the Supreme Court. Today, she took her oath of office as a Madras High Court judge.
    ANNA MATHEW VS SUPREME COURT OF INDIA.

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