Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: ashok kini October 18, 2018 8:29 pm Change Font Size The Supreme Court of Singapore recently upheld the constitutionality of section 3(1)(a)of the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act, 2016. Wham and Tan who were facing charges of contempt for their Facebook posts had challenged the validity of the provision in contempt law on the ground that it violates a Singapore citizen’s right to freedom of speech and expression under Art 14 of the Constitution. The relevant provision reads: Any person who scandalises the court by intentionally publishing any matter or doing any act that imputes improper motives to or impugns the integrity, propriety or impartiality of any court; and poses a risk that public confidence in the administration of justice would be undermined. They argued that if such “risk” includes “a remote or fanciful possibility” that public confidence in the administration of justice … [Read more...] about Person Is Guilty Of Scandalising Contempt Even If There Was No Intention To Scandalise The Court: Singapore SC Upholds Constitutional Validity Of Contempt Law [Read Judgment]
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Dr Athira P S August 31, 2018 12:12 pm Change Font Size ‘The Data Protection Bill may be considered as one step in achieving the objective of optimal protection of privacy’ Privacy has been given many definitions and connotations over the ages. In the Indian context, the momentous judgement of the Supreme Court in Justice K. S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) and Anr. vs Union Of India And Ors is a remarkably concrete touchstone upon which developments that deals with privacy may be examined. The judgement affirms that privacy in India is a right that protects interests ‘pertaining to the physical realm and interests pertaining to the mind’. Particularly, on the occasion of the first anniversary of the judgement, an analysis of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, as proposed by the Justice Srikrishna Committee, seems to be relevant. Puttaswamy Judgment & Different Facets Of Privacy Once we … [Read more...] about One Year From Puttaswamy : Data Protection On The Touchstone Of SC Judgment
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Live Law News Network August 3, 2018 12:47 pm Change Font Size While issuing notice on the petition filed by Nalini Chidambaram against summons issued by Enforcement Directorate(ED), the Supreme Court bench of Justice A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bushan passed an order restraining ED from summoning her in the interim. The petition filed by Nalini Chidambaram, Senior Advocate and wife of ex-Finance Minister P Chidambaram, challenged the Madras High Court decision refusing to quash the summons issued by ED. The summons issued under Section 50 of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) required Nalini Chidambaram to appear before the authorized officer of the ED in connection with the Saradha Chit Fund Scam. The probe pertained to the payment of Rs. One Crore made by the company of Sudipta Sen, the main accused in Saradha scam to Nalini Chidambaram, which was claimed to have been received as advocate fees. On July 10, … [Read more...] about SC Restrains ED From Summoning Nalini Chidrambaram In Relation To Saradha Chit Fund Case.
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Nitish Kashyap August 2, 2018 4:37 pm Change Font Size The Supreme Court on Monday granted relief to doctorsDeepa and Sanjeev Pawaskar, who have been booked under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC in a case of medical negligence. The couple moved the apex court once Bombay High Court rejected their anticipatory bail application and Justice SS Jadhav made sharp observations against their professional conduct and held that this was a case of prescription without diagnosis. A bench of Justice AM Sapre and Justice UU Lalit granted the couple protection from arrest and directed them to co-operate in the investigation process. Senior Advocates R Basant, Amit Karkhanis and Kapil Joshi appeared on behalf of the petitioners in the Supreme Court. The couple was booked under S.304 after a patient Dnyananda died after a few days of giving birth following a cesarean operation. Her … [Read more...] about SC Grants Protection From Arrest To Doctor Couple Booked Under S.304 For Medical Negligence [Read Order]
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: MEHAL JAIN June 26, 2018 1:13 pm Change Font Size A vacation Bench of the Supreme Court of India has adjourned the application filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking to intervene in PIL seeking directions to examine the alleged amassing of disproportionate assets by Enforcement Directorate officer Rajeshwar Singh. The Bench has directed the petitioner to appear before the tomorrow. Singh is leading the investigation in the 2G spectrum scam as well as the 2006 Aircel-Maxis matter which involves former Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karthi Chidambaram. Today what happened in SC in my Aircel Maxis case shows that MoF is full throttle campaigning for removing Dr. Rajeshwar with scurrilous bogus wild charges to ensure he cannot chargesheet PC at end of this month because BC has already been chargesheeted. Now I will retaliate — Subramanian Swamy (@Swamy39) June 26, 2018 On Tuesday, BJP leader … [Read more...] about Plea Against ED Officer Probing 2G Scam: SC Adjourns Swamy’s Plea For Tomorrow, Directs Personal Presence Of Petitioner