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Kerala High Court instructs production of Accused via Electronic means.

The times when the COVID 19 is spreading on a rate and there have been measures taken by doctors, police officers and all the essential service providers to make the life of the people quarantined at ease and lessen the spread of the novel virus, The courts are also not safe, amidst there have been cases from several parts of the state of Kerala, where the accused to be produced before the magistrate turns out to be COVID 19 positive. In the view of the pandemic the magistrates and the court staffs are forced to go for self-quarantine. 3 Remand prisoners in the state were tested positive resulting which led the 3 magistrate and the court staffs and several police personnel to be quarantined. Due to the alarming situations the HC directs the state Police Chief to ensure that further an accused is produced before the magistrate should be through electronic video linkage facility, even where the production is for the first time.

  • Posted On Tue, 26 May 2020 08:37 PM

Evolve a scheme for the Advocates clerks urges Karnataka HC

The Karnataka HC has urged the state bar council, the members of the bar to join hands together to support the clerks with financial assistance in this pandemic. The court dealing with a plea filed by the Karnataka State Level Advocates Clerks Association directs the State government for a Rs 5 crore welfare fund for the advocate's clerks, to which A Division Bench of Chief justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice M Nagaprasanna observed that Advocates clerks play an important role in the Courts assisting the Advocates and due to novel coronavirus spread the financial assistance has stopped. The Karnataka Advocates Welfare Fund Act 1983 specifies that the financial support can only be granted to the clerks in 2 conditions, firstly when the clerk ceases to work and secondly when a clerk dies. The court opined that the AAB (Advocates Association Bengaluru), the petitioner Association and the KSBC (Karnataka State Bar Council) shall come together for financial assistance and reach out to the senior Bar members for monetary help.

  • Posted On Tue, 26 May 2020 08:36 PM

Delhi High Court relaxes Dress code for Advocates

In an order issued the Delhi High Court has made clarifications in respect of relaxing dress code. The Court has decided that advocates are exempted from wearing gowns, coats, sherwanis, achkans, chapkans, and jackets while appearing before High Court and all other subordinates via video conferencing. Earlier, the Court had exempted the lawyer to wear black gown and tie. The Advocates are obliged to hold to the rest of the dress code, as prescribed in Part VI, Chapter IV of the Bar Council of India Rules, and should be dressed in a sober and dignified manner.

  • Posted On Tue, 26 May 2020 08:35 PM

A complaint filed against the producer of web series Paatal Lok BY BJP MLA.

A police complaint filed before the Punjab police against the web series in Amazon Pataal Lok. In this series, the complainant alleged that this series is hurting many religious feelings and sentiments. Pataal Lok has been attracting one controversy after the other. The objection to the web series’ content expressed by the Gorkha and Sikh communities had been making headlines recently, and now, another complaint has been filed. A Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Legislative Assembly claimed that his picture was used in the show without his permission while accusing the makers of hurting the sentiments of Hindus. BJP MLA from Ghaziabad, Nandkishor Gurjar, complained Anushka Sharma, who is one of the producers of the series, and other makers, at the Loni police station. In his complaint, he expressed his objection about the show allegedly offending all communities of the 'Sanatan Dharm', showing Indian investigating agencies in a bad light and using his picture without his permission while accusing the makers of ‘rastradroh' (anti-nationalism).

  • Posted On Tue, 26 May 2020 02:45 PM

Karnataka HC and all other court in State to initiate limited functioning from June 1st

The Karnataka High Court has issued a notice, taking cognizance of the pandemic decided to initiate the limited functioning of the High Court. Further, limited functioning of all the District Courts and Trial Courts in the State of Karnataka will be initiated. The standard operating procedure, which will apply from June 1, 2020, will be published on May 26, 2020 on the official website of the High Court.

  • Posted On Tue, 26 May 2020 02:35 PM

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