While the applicant’s right to healthcare and medical treatment is a fundamental consideration, it cannot be allowed to overshadow the pressing need to investigate fairly and ensure that due legal processes are followed.
The Supreme Court held that the IAF and the Indian Army were vicariously liable, jointly and severally, as the former was Veteran’s immediate employer and the latter was the organization controlling and in charge of the Military Hospital
A quick legal roundup to cover important stories from all High Courts this week.
It is time to ensure that a convict who leaves the correction home/prison is restored to the society as a law-abiding citizen who has repented his past conduct. This can be achieved only if the mental health issues of the convicts in prisons are recognized and attended to, rejecting the notion that this view is too idealistic.
Bombay High Court observed that confusion in the case a medicinal or pharmaceutical product may have disastrous effect on the health.
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.
Supreme Court observed that the Patna High Court ought to have called upon the Bihar State Pharmacy Council to file the status report on the allegations of fake pharmacist and/or on how many Governments’ hospitals/hospitals in the State are running without registered pharmacist.
“The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”
This roundup revisits the analyses of Supreme Court’s judgments/orders on Unmarried persons’ right to safe abortion, Inclusion of ‘marital rape’ under Abortion laws, Journalist Sidhique Kappan’s bail; Constitution Bench’s opinion on Doctrine of Precedents; Reference of question relating to Pre-sentence hearing of death row convicts; Explainers on important law points; Collegium Recommendation; and more
Supreme Court: In the issue relating to the use of a toxic pesticide called Endosulfan leading to a spread of mental and
Supreme Court: In a landmark ruling on COVID-19 vaccination drive, the bench of L. Nageswara Rao* and BR Gavai, JJ has held
Patna High Court: The Division Bench of Sanjay Karol, CJ. and P.B. Bajanthri, J., took up a petition which following issues were
“… the fixing of the INI CET on 16.06.2021 is arbitrary and discriminatory,”
“It may not be feasible to require the majority of our population to rely on friends/NGOs for digital registrations over CoWIN, when even the digitally literate are finding it hard to procure vaccination slots.”
“In grappling with the second wave of the pandemic, this Court does not intend to second-guess the wisdom of the executive when it chooses between two competing and efficacious policy measures. However, it continues to exercise jurisdiction to determine if the chosen policy measure conforms to the standards of reasonableness, militates against manifest arbitrariness and protects the right to life of all persons.”
Delhi High Court had called oxygen shortage a ‘George Floyd moment for the citizens’ and had held the imposition of IGST on oxygen concentrators imported by individuals, unconstitutional.
Bombay High Court: The Division Bench of Ravindra V. Ghuge and B. U. Debadwar, JJ., addressed the issue of dysfunctional ventilators supplied
Karnataka High Court: A Division Bench of Chief Justice and Aravind Kumar J. gave a slew of directions regarding vaccine allocation, oxygen
Gauhati High Court: The Division Bench of Sudhanshu Dhulia, CJ. and Manash Ranjan Pathak, J., took up a PIL wherein the counsel
Bombay High Court: The Division Bench of Sunil B. Shukre and Avinash G. Gharote, JJ., addressed the issue of Mucormycosis or Black