Calcutta High Court
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Admittedly, the Puja Committee did not obtain prior permission of various departments before illegally cutting, pruning, trimming and destruction of trees which are in public places, and which are also being classified as non-forest area.

Madras High Court
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“Water bodies belong to the society. Their ownership may technically rest in local bodies/departments/government. But they are a gift of nature and have to be available not only for human beings but also animals and birds.”

National Green Tribunal
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National Green Tribunal said that the State has to take precautions to prevent such incidents in future, apart from paying compensation with liberty to recover the same from the entity.

Vedanta University
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The Supreme Court observed that the entire acquisition proceedings and the benefits, which were proposed by the State Government to Anil Agarwal Foundation for setting up Vedanta University were vitiated by favourism and violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India.

Wild Life declaration
Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court refused to allow relaxation of time for declaration of custody or possession of any captive animal or animal article.

Legal RoundUpSupreme Court Roundups

This roundup revisits the analyses of Supreme Court’s judgments/orders on validity of AIBE; ex-communication of Dawoodi Bohras; decriminalisation of adultery; permissibility of DNA test of children to prove allegations of adultery; and more. It also covers reports on the career trajectory & important decisions of Justice Surya Kant and Justice Dipankar Dutta and the newly appointed 7 judges of the Supreme Court; Explainers on important law points; and Cases Reported in SCC Weekly in the month of February.

Legal RoundUpSupreme Court Roundups

This roundup revisits the analyses of Supreme Court’s judgments/orders on constitutionality of Demonetisation; Freedom of Speech of Ministers; Guidelines to withhold life support of a terminally ill patients; Tussle between Delhi Government and Centre, and more. It also covers reports on Justice SA Nazeer’s retirement; the career trajectory & important decision of Justice CT Ravikumar; Explainers on important law points; five ‘Did You Know’ facts; Cases Reported in SCC Weekly in the month of January; and a throwback from SCC Archives.

Case BriefsSupreme Court

Taking note of the sorry state of affairs as to how the city of Bengaluru, once considered to be one of India’s best cities, a ‘Garden city’ has been ruined on account of haphazard urban development, the Supreme Court observed that the warning flagged by the city of Bengaluru needs to be given due attention by the legislature, executive and the policy makers and proper balance needs to be struck between sustainable development and environmental protection.

Case BriefsHigh Courts

    Bombay High Court: In a matter relating to India’s first bullet train project, which has received criticism from environmental activists

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Supreme Court: In a case where the closure of a  Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility was sought for want of Environmental Clearance

NGT
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National Green Tribunal, New Delhi (NGT): The Bench of Adarsh Kumar Goel, J (Chairperson) and Sudhir Agarwal, J (Judicial Member) and Prof. A.

SC Illegal Coal Mining
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Supreme Court: In a case concerning illegal coal mining in the State of Meghalaya, the Vacation Bench comprising Surya Kant and J.B.

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Meghalaya High Court: The Division Bench of Sanjib Banerjee, CJ. and W. Diengdoh, J. took up a petition on a matter pertaining

Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: In a PIL raising concerns for the protection of two rare species of birds, namely the Great Indian Bustard (‘GIB’)

Case BriefsSupreme Court

“Piecemeal implementation of some mitigation measures for protection of the environment, without any concrete strategy in place, cannot pass muster.”

Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: In a case where a Project Proponent had adhered to the applicable legal framework for Environmental Clearance (EC) during the

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Case BriefsSupreme Court

“When legal mining is banned, it gives rise to mushroom growth of illegal mining, resulting into clashes between sand mafias, criminalization and at times, loss of human lives.”

Case BriefsHigh Courts

Jharkhand High Court: Rajesh Shankar J. refused to interfere with the detailed NGT order only for the purpose of providing a shortcut

Case BriefsSupreme Court

The violators cannot be permitted to go scot free on payment of penalty only.