1. NLU Consortium Agrees To Consider Grievance Against Rs 50,000 CLAT Deposit ; Kerala High Court Directs Students To Submit Representations Before 3 PM Today
The Consortium of National Law Universities agreed before the Kerala High Court to look into the grievance regarding its demand for Rs. 50,000 deposit for participation in the allotment process.
Justice Anu Sivaramandirected the grievances to be submitted before 3 pm today. The last date for registering for the counseling process along with the payment of the aforementioned amount was set to be today at 12:pm. However, the Consortium had extended its deadline for the same till 3 pm today.
This development came during the hearing of a petition challenging the imposition of the condition that Rs.50,000/- is to be deposited for being considered for allotment of seats even before admission.
Advocate Thareeq Anver K representing the petitioners in the matter. It was also alleged that the short time period for remitting it put candidates with a poor economic background at an unwarranted disadvantage, as even if they get good scores, they will not be considered for the admission counselling process unless they paid the exorbitant amount within one day.
The Consortium of NLUs has agreed to take up the grievance before its Grievance Redressal Committee and consider all such applications today itself. The matter has been posted to next week for further consideration.
Source: Bar & Bench
2. Killing Of Jharkhand Judge : Supreme Court Takes Suo Moto Case On Safeguarding Courts, Protecting Judges
The Supreme Court took suo motu cognizance of the killing of an Additional District Judge in Jharkhand, Uttam Anand, who was knocked down by a vehicle while on his morning jog at Dhanbad on July 28.
A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India NV Ramana directed the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police Jharkhand to submit a report on status of inquiry in 1 week.
The suo moto case is given the name "In Re Safeguarding Courts and Protecting Judges (Death of Additional Sessions Judge, Dhanbad). The bench made it clear that the Supreme Court is aware that the High Court of Jharkhand is seized of the matter and that, by this suo motu cognizance, it is not interfering in the proceedings before the High Court.
The bench added that it is concerned with the larger issue of nature of the incident and the steps taken by the state governments for protection of judicial officers inside and outside the court premises.
The bench observed that in view of similar incidents happening across the country, the issue requires a larger consideration for a detailed examination of the issue of the protection of judicial officers and the interests of the legal fraternity.
The CJI had then said that as the Jharkhand High Court has already taken cognizance of the incident, the Supreme Court's intervention might not be needed.
Source: Bar & Bench
3. Plea To Allow Women Into National Defence Academy : Supreme Court To Consider Question Of Interim Relief On August 18
The Supreme Court granted the Union Government the final opportunity to file counter affidavit in a petition which seeks to allow eligible women candidates into National Defence Academy (NDA), where only men can join now.
A bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy noted that though notice was issued in the petition on March 10 this year, no counter-affidavit has been filed yet. On being told that the next round of examination is on September 5, the bench posted the matter to August 18 to consider the issue of grant of interim relief.
A Division Bench comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Hrishikesh Roy was hearing the plea filed seeking directions for necessary steps to be taken to allow eligible female candidates to appear for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination and train at the National Defence Academy.
The present public interest petition raises the issue of violation of Articles 14, 15, 16 and 19 of the Constitution of India by denying the opportunity to eligible and willing female candidates to join the National Defence Academy and afford them a chance to enrol, train and develop themselves in the National Defence Academy into future leaders of the Indian Armed Forces.
According to the petitioner, the eligible and willing female candidates are being denied the opportunity of entry to the National Defence Academy on the basis of their sex, thereby systematically and categorically excluding eligible female candidates the opportunity to train at the premier joint training institute of the Indian Armed Forces which, at a later point of time, becomes a hurdle in the career advancement opportunities for Female Officers in the Armed Forces.
The petition has also stated that the categorical exclusion of women to train at the National Defence Academy and get commissioned into the Armed Forces of the Country as Permanent Commissioned Officers solely on the basis of their sex is a denial of the Fundamental Right to Practice any Profession and it is not justifiable within the contours of the Indian Constitution.
The petitioner was represented by Senior Advocate Chinmoy Pradip Sharma, along with Advocates Mohit Paul, Sunaina Phul and Irfan Hasieb.
Source: Bar & Bench
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