Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandani May 18, 2018 3:52 pm Change Font Size Akhil Bhartiya Adhivakta Parishad (ABVP), along with one candidate who appeared for CLAT UG and another law graduate who appeared for CLAT PG, has filed a Petition before the Delhi High Court challenging Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), 2018. The Petition, filed through Advocate Namit Saxena and Nishant Awana, seeks the Court’s intervention against the “inconsistent, negligent, sub-standard and inefficient implementation” of CLAT-2018, which was conducted on 13 May for granting admissions to Under-Graduate and Post-Graduate programs in the discipline of law offered at premier national law schools of India. The Petition begins by highlighting the “mismanagement and incompetency” of the National Law Universities in conducting CLAT on rotational basis, and asserts, “ From the past many years, due to the irresponsible behaviour of … [Read more...] about ABVP Challenges CLAT2018 Before Delhi High Court
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The Division Bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Chander Shekhar of Delhi High Court today concluded arguments and reserved its judgment in the petitions challenging the disqualification of 20 MLAs of Delhi assembly by the President, Ram Nath Kovind, on the Election Commission’s recommendation that they held offices of profit, by virtue of their appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries. As the counsel for the Election Commission, Amit Sharma, and the senior counsel for the MLAs, K.V.Vishwanathan summed up their arguments, it became increasingly clear that the grounds for striking down their disqualification are fairly strong. Although Sharma kept saying that the E.C.’s recommendation is non-existent once President Kovind took a decision on it, he addressed the bench on why the MLAs’ plea that they were not given an opportunity of oral hearing by the E.C. was not tenable. He took the bench through various dates, to convince that the MLAs did get ample … [Read more...] about Office Of Profit: Will Delhi High Court Strike Down Disqualification Of 20 MLAs?
The Delhi High Court has ordered the demolition of the road which connects Sainik Farms with Indira Enclave, noting that the same passes through a forest. The Division Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar also ordered completion of a boundary/fencing of the forest, in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court of India, in the case of MC Mehta v. Union of India, W.P.(C) No. 4677/1985.It observed, “Clearly the private parties are illegally obstructing the authorities from completing the barricading. The private parties as well as the respondents are bound to comply with the directions made by the Supreme Court of India, the National Green Tribunal, this court as well as law to forthwith stop non-forest usage of the land and not to obstruct the barricading of the entire forest area. It is not open to any person to oppose the fencing and the protection of the forest by constructing the boundary wall. In fact, failure of the authorities to do so … [Read more...] about Delhi High Court Orders Demolition Of Road Passing Through Forest In Sainik Farms [Read Judgment]
Supreme Court on Monday stayed all further proceedings in petitions challenging the applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on the lawyers for their services individually or through law firms, pending before the Delhi High Court and Punjab and Haryana High Court.The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the petitions to Supreme Court or before one of the High Courts.The bench of CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notices to the respondents and sought their response after Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Pinky Anand submitted that two petitions were pending in Delhi High Court and another petition was pending in Chhattisgarh High Court.In a petition filed by J.K. Mittal & Company, the Delhi HC directed the Centre to abstain from taking any coercive action against lawyers and law firms for non-compliance with any legal requirement under the CGST Act, IGST Act or the DGST Act till further clarification is issued by the Centre … [Read more...] about GST On Lawyers: SC Stays Further Proceedings In Petitions Pending Before Delhi And P&H High Courts
Five High Courts may soon get new Chief Justices with the Collegium’s recent recommendations.The Collegium has recommended that Calcutta High Court Acting Chief Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya be transferred to the Delhi High Court as the Chief Justice to replace Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal.Further, Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan, Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court, has been recommended as Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief while Justice Surya Kant of Punjab and Haryana High Court has been recommended to be appointed as the new Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh High Court.Justice Abhilasha Kumari of Gujarat High Court has been recommended to be appointed as the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court and the Acting Chief Justice of Kerala High Court, Justice Antony Dominic’s appointment as the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court has been advocated for.Meanwhile, Senior Advocate Indu Malhotra has become the first woman Supreme Court lawyer to … [Read more...] about New Chief Justices Recommended For 5 High Courts By The Collegium