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THE ALLUDING LEGAL BATTLE – JOHNNY DEPP & AMBER HEARD

LEGAL UPDATES 2022

KNOW YOUR JUDICIARY

TIP OF THE MONTH

THE ALLUDING LEGAL BATTLE – JOHNNY DEPP & AMBER HEARD

  • Defamation, also known as, “Character Assassination”, People usually, politicians, people with money or fame and much more popular celebrities often face the challenges of being defamed by Public, through various ways. The move of aspersion is legally a misdeed, as it does affect the other person’s reputation and intrinsic values of a person in the society living in.
  • Johnny Depp Defamation Trial – This Hollywood couple were married from 2015-2017. Both worked on a movie called “The Rum Diaries” in 2009, which was their first meet, were Johnny derived feelings for her, as said in an interview, later heard in 2011, said to vogue, that working with Johnny Depp was torture.
  • Defamation Laws in India – Defamation in India is no different from any other country as it does acknowledge it as a crime under section 499 of Indian Penal Code as, whoever by words either spoken with intention or by any kinds of visible representation that in order on publishing can harm the reputation of the person, in exception of cases where it is expected to be defamed.
  • Constitution & Defamation – The act of punishing defamation has been challenged and debated for many years, for depleting the fundamental rights of freedom of speech and expression under Art.19 that no person can be denied of speaking for the public good.

LEGAL UPDATES 2022

  • In the case of Noel Harper vs Union of India, the Supreme Court on Friday upheld the constitutional validity of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 (FRCA Amendment Act), which imposed restrictions on the way foreign contributions are handled by organizations based in India.
  • A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the recent communal violence at Delhi’s Jahangirpuri and in seven other states during Ram Navami.
  • The Supreme Court initiated a suo motu case to examine and institutionalize the process involved in the collection of data and information to decide the award of a sentence in death penalty cases. A three-judge bench of Justices UU Lalit, S Ravindra Bhat, and PS Narasimha suggested that the top court would lay down guidelines to be followed by courts across India while considering cases involving the award of the death penalty.
  • In the case of Kanishka Pandey vs Union of India, the Supreme Court directed the Central and State governments to respond to the suggestions made by the Amicus Curiae for declaring the right to physical activity and literacy as a fundamental right.
  • The Bombay High Court in the case of Nitin Gopinath Bhailume and Anr. vs the State of Maharashtra recently allowed two prisoners sentenced to death in 2017 for raping and murdering a young girl, to continue their education through open universities during incarceration.

Know Your Judiciary

  1. In 2007 Justice Bhagwati was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in public affairs, which is India’s second-highest civilian award.
  2. In 1982, Justice Bhagwati was also elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  3. He was a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee from 1995 to 2009.
  4. He was also chairman of the committee from 2001-to 03. In 2006, he also served as a member of the Committee of Experts of the International Labor Organization for over 27 years.
  5. Justice PN Bhagwati is known as the Father of PILs (Public Interest Litigation). Justice Bhagwati was the messiah of civil liberties in the Indian context. He came up with the concept of Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which enabled non-affected parties to come to the court on behalf of the down-trodden.
  6. Justice PN Bhagwati Award was conferred upon Chief Justice of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Justice Gita Mittal. The award was given at the Capital Foundation National Awards by Governor of Andhra Pradesh BB Harichandan and, Former Judge, Supreme Court, Justice AK Patnaik in New Delhi.

Mr. Avinash Mahajan
Head Of Techonology

OP-ED, LEDX

The reputation of a person is the mark of their personality over the world. In recent years, this issue covers a pertinent issue of defamatory laws and also brings to light the issue of malicious usage of legal recourses for personal gains. I am hopeful, the readers will have an opportunity to learn significantly and build their own perspectives. We at LedX seek to facilitate interaction and innovation in understanding of law for our users.

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP TIPS

  1. Structuring a roadmap of the career you want to build for yourself, recognize your areas of interest and the prospective career options you have.
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  1. Ayesha Afreen Khan – Capital Law College , Bhubaneshwar
  2. Tejuskrishna B.S. – BMS College of Law , Bengaluru
  3. Aashi Tandon – Vels University , Chennai
  4. Harshavardhan C. – R.V Institute of Legal Studies, Bengaluru
  5. Gauri Kulkarni – R.V. Institute of Legal Studies, Bengaluru
  6. Ananya Manjunath – BMS College of Law, Bengaluru