Nirbhaya’s Case Update- The Supreme Court of India rejects Mukesh Singh’s petition against the dismissal of mercy plea-
Mukesh Kumar Singh who is one of the death row convicts in Nirbhaya’s gang rape and murder case had challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the President.
Supreme Court too rejects his petition filed on Tuesday.
An Auto diver in Delhi fined Rs.10,000 ‘I love Kejriwal’ poster oh his auto-
Delhi High Court issues notice to the police in the case. Arvind Kejriwal has accused the BJP of targeting the poor.
The driver said he was not asked to put up the poster by any political party and claimed he did on his own last year.
Granting the Bandra plot in Mumbai to IAS Academy scrapped by Bombay High Court-
The resident of Pa Hill in Bandra in 2018 had moved the Bombay HC against a 4600 sq ft civic body owned premises being given to Shiv Vidya Prabodhini Balasaheb Thackeray IAS Academy without inviting any bids.
The High Court has now canceled the allotment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancels his second trip to Northeast amid protest again citizenship law –
Narendra Modi was forced to cancel his second trip to Northeast due to the rating agitation against the CAA.
He was supposed to inaugurate the youth games called Khelo India in Gauhati on January 10.
Know the story in detail here –https://thediplomat.com/2020/01/indias-modi-cancels-second-northeast-visit-amid-protests-against-citizenship-law/
Proof of religion necessary for applications under citizenship law –
Migrants from Bangladesh Afghanistan and Pakistan should mandatorily provide proof of their religious beliefs who wish to avail of the benefits of CAA.
Similarly, applicants belonging to Christian, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jains beliefs are also required to furnish documents to prove that they entered India on or before 31st December 2014.
Know the story in detail here – https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/proof-of-religion-needed-for-applications-under-citizenship-law-sources-2170548
Electoral bonds – law ministry told the Narendra Modi government bypassing Rajya Sabha illegal, but signed off anyway –
Documents obtained under RTI revealed that crucial discussions on allowing shell companies to secretly fun political parties were not officially recorded.
Know the story in detail here –https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/electoral-bonds-rti-arun-jaitley-law-ministry_in_5e2eccb1c5b6d6767fd8733f?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMEvcbXjqTarvtRbxNpYvijCpr4BWl4CDNXLrxmbjdkYTT9PPXFIHPc8LoJxRJ8KbXFqt2xfijEOFplBF5AXykmD-iwyS7pPtJarJzbxLC5hSp_Xli2iDpoUNHeBappFOc3rxEthpT_H2NJ__qD4wn7vScUNv-yB3lI2LVjR2UEs
Seven million form 620 km human chain in Kerala to protest against the citizenship law –
The protesters against CAA formed a 620 km long human chain from Kasaragod in North Kerala to Kaliyikkavila in the south.
Know the story in detail here – https://www.albawaba.com/news/seven-million-form-620km-human-chain-protest-indias-citizenship-law-1335418
Supreme Court of India notice to Centre on a fresh petition against national population register –
The SC on Monday sought the Centre’s response to a plea challenging the constitutional validity of amended CAA and updation of the national population register (NPR) saying the data collection may lead to unsanctioned state surveillance and is a gross invasion of privacy.
Bhopal gas leak case – the Supreme Court of India can now undo collusion between union carbide, the Indian government–
The union carbide and Indian government in 1989 together reduce the number and extent of injury that Bhopal gas leak cost.
Now the Supreme Court has received a curative petition on it.
For 35 years Bhopal and its thousands of victims of the world‘s worst industrial disaster have waited for Justice often without much hope.
Now the SSC has a precious opportunity that may never be repeated, to set right a debilitating injustice committed on the citizens of India by not only the American corporation union carbide but also its own elected government.
Know the story in detail here – https://theprint.in/opinion/bhopal-gas-leak-supreme-court-can-now-undo-collusion-between-union-carbide-indian-govt/355264/
The Supreme Court allows the introduction & relocation of African cheetahs to India’s Madhya Pradesh-
The Supreme Court had said in August that it was not against the ambitious project to relocate African cheetah from Namibia to Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh.
The SC also said that the International Union for the conservation of nature (IUCN) which provides inputs to governments and institutions on biodiversity, climate change, and sustainable development has given no objection for the translocation of the cheetahs.
Know the story in detail here – https://www.oneindia.com/india/supreme-court-allows-introduction-of-african-cheetahs-in-india-3022601.html
The Supreme Court of India notice to Centre on plea against transgender act –
The SC issued a notice to the Central government on a petition alleging that legislation drafted to protect transgender persons was violative of their rights.
The plea challenged the validity of the transgender Persons Protection of Rights Act, 2019, arguing that it treats the trans community with suspicion and reinforces prejudices against them