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August 2012 Indian Legal News

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  • August 31, 2012: Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Limited and Ors. vs Securities and Exchange Board of India and Anr.
  • August 31, 2012: Forest Rights Committee
  • August 29, 2012: Approaching ICJ to Secure POW in Pakistan
  • August 29, 2012: Violation of Labour Laws for Contract Labours
  • August 29, 2012: Implementation of Labour Laws in the Country
  • August 28, 2012: Use of Gujarati in Gujarat High Court
  • August 28, 2012: Cases of Crime Against Women
  • August 28, 2012: Pending Cases in Uttar Pradesh Courts
  • August 22, 2012: Retirement Age of High Court Judges: The Constitution (One Hundred and Fourteenth Amendment ) Bill, 2010 provides to increase the retirement age of Judges of High Courts from 62 to 65 i.e. at par with the retirement age of Judges of the Supreme Court. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the Bill was taken up for discussion in the Lok Sabha on 28.12.2011. However, the discussion has remained inconclusive due to adjournment of the Winter Session. Source: PIB - Ministry of Law & Justice - KKP/sl (Release ID :86485)
  • August 22, 2012: Reservation to Women in the Legislature: During the years several steps have been taken for empowerment of women and one such step was to provide reservation for women in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies. The Government put a step forward and introduced a Bill, namely, the Constitution (One Hundred Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2008 in the Rajya Sabha on the 6th May, 2008 to provide inter alia for, as nearly as may be, one-third (including the number of seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes) of the total number of seats to be filled by direct election to the House of People and to the State Legislative Assemblies and the Legislative Assembly of National Capital Territory of Delhi shall be reserved for the women. Afterwards, the Chairman, Rajya Sabha on the 8th May, 2008 referred the Bill to the Departmental Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, and Law and Justice for examination and report. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the Committee presented its 36th Report on the Bill to the Rajya Sabha/ laid in the Lok Sabha on the 17th December, 2009. The Rajya Sabha passed the Bill on 9th March, 2010. The Bill is to be passed by the Lok Sabha and is also required to be ratified by the Legislatures of not less than one-half of the States by resolution. Source: PIB - Ministry of Law & Justice - KKP/sl (Release ID :86486)
  • August 22, 2012: Sensitising the Police on Juvenile Justice Issues: The Government has said that all efforts are being made to sensitise police on juvenile justice issues. Expressing this intent of the Government in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice said that the National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development (NIPCCD) under the Ministry of Women and Child Development has been organising training programmes for police as well as for master trainers managing the juvenile justice system. Source: PIB - Ministry of Law & Justice