Category: Madras High Court

Tamil Nadu local body polls: No bar on holding indirect elections, Madras High Court rules.

Source – The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a write petition filed by VCK president Thol. Thirumavalavan to declare as unconstitutional an ordinance promulgated by the State government on November 20 for changing the mode of election to the posts of mayors and municipal chairpersons from direct to indirect. Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap

Madras High Court summons Home Secretary.

Source – The Madras High Court has summoned Home Secretary Niranjan Mardi to explain the delay in releasing five life convicts despite specific orders passed by a Division Bench of the court between December 7, 2018 and January 25 to release them forthwith by according the benefit of premature release granted to many other

Human rights body orders magistrate to file report on discrimination against Dalit children.

Source – VIRUDHUNAGAR: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered Virudhunagar District Magistrate to submit a detailed report on a complaint that alleges 35 Dalit students, who were made to clean school toilets and were beaten up, were not given compensation under the provisions of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.