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Plea for Legal Entity Status to Animals

The Supreme Court recently heard a petition that seeks legal entity status to the entire animal kingdom. The Chief Justice of India observed that the status involves giving animals a legal personality. What does this mean? Currently, Animals are protected by laws like the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. But, giving legal entity status ..

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Mool Chand Sharma authors book “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach”

The book titled “Law, Justice and Judicial Power – Justice P N Bhagwati’s Approach” has been authored by Professor (Dr.) Mool Chand Sharma. It was formally released by Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi at a function held in New Delhi. The first edition of the book was received by President Ramnath Govind. Justice ..

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Supreme Court bans firecrackers in Delhi and NCR

In the wake of alarming air pollution, the Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur imposed a ban on sale, stocking as well as possession of crackers in a substantive quantity in the Delhi and NCR region until further notice. The Court has also asked the central government to immediately ..

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Ganga pollution: High Court notice to UP Government

While hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) to make river Ganga pollution free,the Allahabad High Court issued notices to Principal Secretary of Urban Development of the State Government and the Director General of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam. Despite the repeated orders passed by the court, no action was taken to prevent direct flow of dirty ..

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