1-The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will give its verdict on January 2 on the petition filed against demonetization.
In the year 2016, the Modi government decided to demonetize the Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes.
Several petitions were also filed in the Supreme Court against that decision of the government.
The court had on December 7 directed the Center and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to hand over all records related to the 2016 verdict to them. After this, the decision was reserved.
2-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 the petition filed regarding forcible conversion.
In this petition, the Supreme Court has requested to direct the Center and the States to take strict steps to stop forced conversions by threatening, luring economic benefits, etc.
Let us tell you that advocate Ashutosh Kumar Shukla has filed a petition related to conversion in the Supreme Court.
There has also been a demand for the formation of a special task force to prevent fraudulent conversions.
3- The Supreme Court will hear a plea by former RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya that the copyright of live telecast of apex court proceedings cannot be assigned to a private platform like YouTube.
The petition states, “As per the directions of the Supreme Court of India judgment in Swapnil Tripathi.
YouTube, there should be an exclusive agreement with YouTube for the protection of copyright on live streaming and archived judicial proceedings.
The bench had said that these are initial stages and the apex court will have its own forum to telecast the proceedings live.
4-The Supreme Court will hear the case of the ‘Love Jihad’ law in UP and Uttarakhand on January 2.
It is just an ordinance in UP, whereas in Uttarakhand it has become a law in 2018.
Under the Love Jihad Act in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, if a person forces someone to change religion by luring, misleading, or threatening, he can be punished for up to five years.
But some social workers and organizations have challenged it in the Supreme Court.
They say that through this law, the police and the government are troubling people who are in love and marry without the consent of their parents.
5-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 a plea by a non-governmental organization (NGO) seeking contempt action against a Secretary, of the Legislative Department in the Ministry of Law and Justice, for not complying with its direction issued in 2018 on electoral reforms.
The court issued notice to the secretary on 11 November. Appearing in person for NGO Lok Prahari, the petitioner S.N. Shukla has contended in his contempt petition that several directions were issued in the apex court on February 16, 2018, but they have not been complied with without any valid or compelling reasons.
6-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 the petition filed in the case of horse-trading of four Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLAs.
This petition has been filed on behalf of Supreme Court lawyer ML Sharma.
The codeword was used between the four Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLAs and the Cyberabad police, ‘Bring coconut water’.
Following the information received with this codeword, the police arrested the accused after reaching the Moinabad farmhouse.
7-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 the petition filed by SP spokesperson Anurag Bhadoria.
SP spokesperson Anurag Bhadoria had allegedly made indecent remarks against CM Yogi Adityanath and Guru Baiganath on a TV channel.
For this, police have registered a report against him under sections 153A, 295A, 298, 504, and 505(2) of IPC. Police are looking for them to arrest them but they are absconding.
8-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 the petition filed by the state government regarding which the West Bengal government wants to register an FIR against BJP leader Shubhendu Adhikari.
Police want to register an FIR on the death of 3 people in a stampede at an event in Asansol. Please tell that the incident took place on December 14 in a blanket distribution program, in which Shubhendu Adhikari participated.
Three people were reportedly killed in a stampede caused by overcrowding there.
9-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 a petition filed by international shooter Vartika Singh alleging that Union Minister Smriti Irani demanded Rs 25 lakh.
Vartika had said that she was asked for this money in lieu of appointing a member of the National Commission for Women (NCW).
Three FIRs have been registered against Vartika Singh for defaming Union Minister Smriti Irani.
Vartika Singh alleged that Union Minister Smriti Irani and two others had demanded Rs 25 lakh to appoint her as a member of the National Commission for Women (NCW).
10-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 the bail plea filed by Sarang Wadhawan, arrested in the Rs 1,000 crore Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) scam case.
Sarang Wadhawan has been arrested in connection with the Rs 7,000 crore Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) scam.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta placed the matter before a bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde.
The bench also included Justice BRGavai and Justice Surya Kant.
11-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 a plea challenging a trial court’s order summoning Congress leader Salman Khurshid as an accused in a case of trespassing into the office of the Delhi Public School (DPS) Society.
Explain that the Delhi High Court had rejected the order of the lower court. The court had said that how can the lower court pass an order by looking at one side and ignoring the other side?
Is it not the responsibility of the court to examine all the evidence?
Salman Khurshid’s counsel had told the court that the complete records were not even placed before him when the magistrate passed the order.
He had said that before summoning, the court should have taken cognizance of the original charge sheet.
12-The Supreme Court will hear on January 2 the bail plea of accused Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira in the Bhima Koregaon violence case.
During the hearing of the case, the court was told that it would take one year to complete the action in the case.
A progress report has been filed in this matter.
Explain that during the hearing, the Bombay High Court had asked Vernon Gonsalves to explain why he kept Leo Tolstoy’s book War and Peace and other objectionable material with him.
13-The Patiala House Court will hear on January 2 the charge sheet filed against the banned organization Popular Front of India (PFI) and three of its members in a money laundering case related to illegal activities.
Apart from the Popular Front of India (PFI), Parvez Ahmed, Mohd Ilyas, and Abdul Mukeet have also been named as accused in the charge sheet.
The charge sheet from the ED states that the accused have disclosed that they have played an active role in cash donation on behalf of PFI and have played an active role in unaccounted cash laundering and legalization of PFI through unknown and dubious sources.Court Happening (24-12-22)