The Allahabad High Court has ruled that there is no mandatory for couple who wish to get married under Special Marriage Act to publish notice. The court said that considering the fundamental rights of liberty and privacy, the couple could choose not to publish their identity. The liberal reading of the court is expected to benefit many couples.
The Supreme Court has sought the Centre whether it could hold back the execution of the new farm laws until a court order. The court said it would like to facilitate a discussion to find a solution for the on-going farmers’ agitation. The court also allowed the continuation of non-violent protests in Delhi. The SC will set up a committee for the talks.
Supreme Court judge S Ravindra Bhat said that social media needs to be classified as news media to curb fake news and bots. He added that this will subject social media to the same journalistic standards. He also questioned the neutrality maintained by such platforms in claiming no responsibility for the content shared by users on these platforms.
Kerala Govt is planning amendments in the Kerala Police Act to punish person who create or send offensive and threatening messages through any means of communication. The proposed amendments are intended to check increasing abuse on social media and cybercrime. This will call for an imprisonment of five years or a fine of Rs 10,000 or both.
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said all forms of Aadhaar are acceptable as proof of identity. “Residents can choose to use any form of Aadhaar as per their convenience and all forms of Aadhaar are acceptable as a proof of identity with due validation, without giving any preference to one form of Aadhaar over the other," tweeted UIDAI.
The National Investigation Agency has reportedly confiscated money amounted Rs 1 crore and nearly one kilogram of gold from Swapna Suresh’s two safe deposit lockers. She is the second accused in the controversial Kerala gold smuggling case. NIA said the accused have conspired to damage the monetary stability of India by destabilising the economy.