Karnataka High Court Current Affairs, GK & News

SC’s split verdict on Karnataka’s Hijab Ban

The Supreme Court delivered a split verdict on pleas contesting the Karnataka High Court’s refusal to lift hijab ban in educational institutions in Karnataka. Key facts The Karnataka HC held that wearing hijab is not part of the essential religious practice in Islamic faith. The SC bench consisting of Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia heard ..

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Karnataka HC: Ban on Online Gaming Unconstitutional

On February 14, 2022, Karnataka High Court struck down provisions of Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021, that had banned online games. Key Facts The division bench was headed by Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Krishna S. Dixit. According to the bench, ‘Karnataka Act number 28/2021 to the extent the provisions ultra vires the constitution, however ..

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Abhay Shreeniwas Oka sworn-in as new Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court

Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka has been sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court. Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala administered the oath of office to Justice Oka at the Raj Bhavan. He succeeded Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, who was elevated as a Supreme Court judge in January 2019. Justice Oka has given many landmark ..

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Karnataka High Court quashes ED freeze on Greenpeace Bank Accounts

The Karnataka High Court has quashed the order of Enforcement Directorate (ED) which froze the bank accounts of Greenpeace India. The court noted that the validity of the ED order has lost its efficacy on account of efflux of time as the period of 60 days has expired. The accounts of the Greenpeace India were frozen on ..

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Supreme Court stays High Court verdict against 85% pictorial warning on tobacco

The Supreme Court has stayed Karnataka High Court order reducing size of pictorial warnings on packages of tobacco products to 40% of the package space from earlier 85%. The apex court took decision saying that health of citizen has primacy and emphasised on importance of public health and harmful effects of tobacco products. Background The ..

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Karnataka HC strikes down 85% pictorial warning rule for tobacco

The Karnataka High Court has struck down 2014 amendment rules that mandated pictorial health warnings to cover 85% of tobacco product packaging space, holding that they violated Constitutional norms. However, it made it clear that 40% pictorial health warning rule, which existed prior to amendment rules, will remain in force. The HC passed the order ..

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