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January 31, 2023: Supreme Court Hearings – Bilkis Bano, WhatsApp Privacy Policy and more.

Bilkis Bano case of Gujarat

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 a petition seeking a review of its order granting pardon to 11 convicts in the Bilkis Bano case of Gujarat.

Let me tell you, the victim Bilkis Bano has filed a petition to the Gujarat government to review the Supreme Court’s order granting pardon to the culprits.

Apart from the review petition, Bilkis Bano has also filed a petition against the state government’s decision to commute the sentence of 11 convicts in the gang rape and murder of seven family members during the 2002 Gujarat riots. .

In which he said that the premature release of rape convicts has shaken the conscience of the society.

Privacy policy of WhatsApp

The constitution bench will hear on January 31, 2023, against the new privacy policy of WhatsApp.

In fact, two students have challenged the new privacy policy of WhatsApp in court, terming the sharing of users’ personal data to Facebook and other platforms as wrong, a violation of their privacy and free speech.

Explain that the apex court was hearing a petition filed by two students Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi.

Students say that sharing calls, photos, texts, videos, and documents shared by users with any other company are a violation of their privacy and free speech.

Social media companies should not do their arbitrariness regarding the personal data of the user.

Petition filed against the convicted MPs and MLAs

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the petition filed against the convicted MPs and MLAs.

There is a demand in the petition that a life ban should be imposed on his contesting elections.

A recent report presented before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) states that there are around 51 MPs and 71 MLAs who have been named as accused by the agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

These MPs and MLAs include some sitting and former MLAs.

However, it is not clear in the report how many of the accused are sitting MPs and MLAs and how many are former.

Petition challenging the summons issued by the Ghaziabad court against journalist Rana Ayyub

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the petition challenging the summons issued by the Ghaziabad court against journalist Rana Ayyub.

In fact, the Ghaziabad court has issued a summons against Ayyub after taking cognizance of the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate.

Journalists have reached the Supreme Court against this. It is alleged that Rana Ayyub has illegally collected funds from the general public in the name of charity by running a campaign through an online crowd-funding platform, ‘Keto’.

As per the ED investigation, the funds raised on the online platform were transferred to the accounts of Ayub’s father and sister.

Circular issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government directing Deputy Commissioners to remove encroachments on government land in the state under the Roshni Act

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the circular issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government directing Deputy Commissioners to remove encroachments on government land in the state under the Roshni Act by January 31, 2023.

The petition has sought a stay on the circular issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government, directing it to remove all encroachments on land owned by the Union Territory, including Roshni Bhoomi and Kachari Bhoomi, by January 31.

Petitions filed by the Delhi Police against the bail granted to three student activists in a 2020 Delhi riots case

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the petitions filed by the Delhi Police against the bail granted to three student activists in a 2020 Delhi riots case.

The Court was hearing petitions challenging the Delhi High Court’s June 15, 2021 judgment granting bail to activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita, and Asif Iqbal Tanha in a case related to communal violence during anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests. Was given

Petition filed by the Indian Olympic Association and others

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the petition filed by the Indian Olympic Association and others.

The Supreme Court has given relief to the IOA. In fact, the Delhi High Court had recently appointed a Committee of Administrators (CoA) to frame the IOC’s constitution and conduct elections.

Recently a similar case had also come to the fore in the Indian Football Association (AIFF).

After the appointment of CoA, AIFF was banned by FIFA, the biggest body of football.

The IOA was also in danger of being banned by the International Olympic Association.

IOA has reached the Supreme Court regarding this.

Petition filed by the CBI against Mayank Mehta, a relative of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the petition filed by the CBI against Mayank Mehta, a relative of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi.

In the last hearing, the Supreme Court had asked the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to meet within a week and share material related to money transactions and disclosures made by Mayank Mehta, a relative of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi.

Nirav Modi is an accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case.

Petition filed by Tehseen Poonawala and social activist Tushar Gandhi for not following the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court in the mob launching case

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the contempt petition filed by Tehseen Poonawala and social activist Tushar Gandhi for not following the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court in the mob launching case.

The contempt petition sought punishment for the Delhi Police Chief and the Uttarakhand Police Chief for not taking any action as per the directions of the Supreme Court.

Petition filed by CC Thampi arrested in the money laundering case

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the petition filed by CC Thampi arrested in the money laundering case.

The ED suspects Thampi’s hand in a petroleum deal in 2009.

Jarnail Singh vs Laxmi Narayan Gupta case of 2018 regarding the creamy layer of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST)

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the Jarnail Singh vs Laxmi Narayan Gupta case of 2018 regarding the creamy layer of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST).

In the last hearing, the court had said that the state governments are bound to collect quantitative data before giving reservations in promotions to SC and ST employees.

Besides the assessment of the inadequacy of representation, the collection of quantitative data is imperative.

That data needs to be evaluated.

Plea seeking action against political parties for using election symbols with religious names and symbols

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 a plea seeking action against political parties for using election symbols with religious names and symbols.

The Supreme Court is hearing the petition of Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, who converted to Islam and became Syed Wasim Rizvi.

It has been said in the petition that political parties using religious names or symbols should be banned.

The Supreme Court allowed the petitioner to implead political parties also.

Petition filed against the Delhi Police Commissioner

The Supreme Court will hear on January 31 the petition filed against the Delhi Police Commissioner.

It is alleged in the petition that had the Delhi Police acted on time, the murder of the petitioner would not have happened.

It may be mentioned that on June 16, 2022, a complaint was lodged before Delhi’s SHO, Sagarpur, alleging that the daughter of petitioner Shashi Saxena was abducted, but no FIR was registered despite it being a cognizable offense. Was.

Matter of migrant laborers

The Supreme Court will hear the matter of migrant laborers on January 31.

In the last hearing, Prashant Bhushan said that it is a matter of food for the migrant workers.

The directions were issued by this Court on a suo motu petition relating to the supply of dry ration and community kitchens.

Bhushan had also said that due to the Omicron format and due to restrictions like lockdown, migrant laborers are again in trouble.

The social activists, in their fresh application, have sought a direction from the Center to file a status report regarding the compliance of the directions in line with the judgment delivered in June last year.

Gaurav Upadhyay
Gaurav Upadhyay
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