India court rules sole act of protesting cannot be weaponised against protestors Kashish Khandelwal

The Delhi High Court granted bail Friday to five individuals arrested by the Delhi Police last year for allegedly participating in an anti-CAA protest that led to riots in the national capital. In the bail order, the high court observed that “the sole act of protesting should not be employed as a weapon to justify… Read More »

El Salvador top court rules president can serve two consecutive terms Cassie Maas

El Salvador’s Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice ruled Friday that the country’s president can serve two consecutive terms. The ruling was made by judges who were appointed by lawmakers in May from incumbent President Nayib Bukele’s party. The previous justices had been removed by El Salvador’s Legislative Assembly. UN High Commissioner for… Read More »

India Civil Aviation Ministry announces liberalised drone rules

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (“the Ministry”) on Friday released “liberalised” Drone Rules, which will regulate the ownership and usage of private and commercial drones in the country. The new rules will replace the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, released in March. The academia, startups, end-users and other stakeholders viewed the previous rules as restrictive because they entailed extensive… Read More »

India Court orders probe on post-poll violence in West Bengal election

The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the violence committed post-election poll in the state of West Bengal. The initial complaint highlighted the inaction of police in regard to post-poll violence. Even though the incidents occurring across the state were well within the knowledge of the police, there had been no punitive… Read More »

Kenya appellate court affirms high court judgment invalidating constitutional amendment bill

In a 5-2 decision, the Kenya Court of Appeal on Friday upheld a Kenya High Court decision declaring the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), a constitutional amendment bill, unconstitutional. The decision has been rendered on a string of appeals flowing from the high court judgment in May, which termed BBI an usurpation of the people’s exercise… Read More »

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