High Court Current Affairs - 2020

Supreme Court imposes token penalty of Re 1 on Prashant Bhushan as punishment

On August 31, 2020, the Supreme Court imposed Re 1 a token penalty on activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan as punishment in criminal contempt case. The judgement was pronounced by a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra. Highlights If Mr Bhushan fails to pay the fine, he shall be jailed three months and will also be Read More…

India’s First State-Level ‘E-Lok Adalat’ conducted by Chhattisgarh High Court

Despite the cancellation of the 3rd National Lok Adalat of the year 2020 scheduled to be held on 11th July 2020, the first State Level ‘E-Lok Adalat’ of India was conducted successfully on 11th July 2020. The Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court P.R. Ramachandra Menon inaugurated the first State Level E-Lok Adalat of India Read More…

Supreme Court directs states to set up Gram Nyayalayas

On February 3, 2020, the Supreme Court of India directed the states to establish “Gram Nyayalayas” within four weeks’ time span. The apex court has directed the corresponding state high courts to expedite the process of consultation with the state governments. Highlights The Gram Nyayalayas act, 2008 was passed to provide establishment of Gram Nyayalayas Read More…

Vidya Bal-Social Activist, Feminist passed away

The Veteran Feminist, Social Activist and writer passed away in private nursing home on January 30, 2020. She was known for her heroic oppressive practices involving women. She was a forefront fighter for women equality with men Highlights In 2016, she approached Mumbai High Court demanding enforcement of law to allow women in all Hindu Read More…

Law Ministry to set up fast track courts after data on POCSO from HCs

The data from the High Courts across the country say that more than 96% of 1,66,882 rape trials registered under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) are pending. After receiving the data, law ministry has drawn comprehensive plans to fast track disposal of pending rape cases within a year. The plan is to Read More…