CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami has announced a new TN Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme on 2 July 2020. The young lawyers will get stipend of Rs. 3,000 per month during their first 2 years of practice.

In this CM Advocates Welfare Scheme, the state govt. will provide Rs. 3,000 per month as stipend to young lawyers. The stipend amount of Rs. 3,000 to be given under Tamil Nadu Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme will be paid during their first 2 years of practice.

The Tamilnadu state govt. will start an online application / registration facility for eligible lawyers to avail the benefits of scheme. All those advocates who are practicing in Tamil Nadu, registered with Tamilnadu Bar Council and are also in voters list of the state will be able to apply for CM Young Advocates Monthly Allowance scheme.

The timely help to the young lawyers will go to long way in ensuring that the standards of advocates stays high. As a directive result, Tamilnadu will be able to produce great Advocates and eminent jurists in future.

As per the Tamil Nadu Bar Council, around 1500 to 2000 young advocates would be benefited every year from this Tamil Nadu Young Advocates Stipend Scheme for lawyers.

Lawyers play an important role in implementing rule of law in the society. Every young lawyer, after enrollment with the state bar council, has to undergo training under a senior advocate for at least 2 to 3 years. Particularly, for young advocates from rural parts of the state, it takes at least 3 to 4 years to set up individual practice. Most such lawyers find it hard to even meet their daily expenses during the incubation period and some are even compelled to switch to other profession. Therefore, in a bid to help such young lawyers, the Young Lawyers Monthly Stipend Scheme has been sanctioned.

The announcement of TN Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme is timely and would help young lawyers who have completely lost their livelihood due to COVID-19 lockdown


“Gauhati HC: Refusal by wife to wear sakha and sindoor is a refusal to accept marriage”.

The Gauhati HC while granting a plea for divorce, said that if a Hindu married woman refuses to wear sakha and sindoor (vermilion) as per the customs signifies her refusal to accept her marriage. The bench stated :’womens steadfast refusal to wear sakha and sindoor denotes her unwillingness to be considered married to her husband’. The court held that “Under such circumstances, compelling the husband to continue to be in matrimony with the wife may be construed to harassment”.

The family court rejected the plea stating that the wife was not found to have any cruelty against the complaint. The husband alleged in lower court that the wife refused to wear sakha & sindoor, a contention that has not been disputed by her. Their marriage was solemnised in Feb 2012. Later the wife wanted to separate, on the grounds that she did not want to live in a joint family. She left him in 2013 and filed a case against him and his family under sec 498A of IPC ( husband or his relative subjecting a married woman to cruelty).

 The husband filed a separate plea, citing cruelty by his wife. The High Court turned the decision and stated: “The allegation of subjecting the wife to cruelty was not sustained. Such acts of lodging criminal cases on unsubstantiated allegations against the husband and/or the husband’s family members amounts to cruelty”.

(By- Durga Bhatt)


A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.

Refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol help protect them. They are the only global legal instruments explicitly covering the most important aspects of a refugee’s life. According to their provisions, refugees deserve, as a minimum, the same standards of treatment enjoyed by other foreign nationals in a given country and, in many cases, the same treatment as nationals.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent anti-racism protests have shown us how desperately we need to fight for a more inclusive and equal world: a world where no one is left behind. It has never been clearer that all of us have a role to play in order to bring about change. Everyone can make a difference. This is at the heart of UNHCR’S World Refugee Day campaign. 

(SOURCE: https://www.un.org/)

World Anti-Child Labour Day

Every year, June 12 is celebrated as the World Day against Child Labour. This day is intended to foster worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms.

Child Labour is defined as, ”work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential, and their dignity, and that is harmful to their physical and mental development”. Hundreds of children drop out of their school every year to help their parents earn a livelihood . The more unfortunate ones are forced into child labour by organised crime rackets, while many others never get to see a school because of extreme poverty.

Today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Child labour occurs in almost all sectors but 7 out of every 10 of those children work in agriculture.


PIL filed in SC challenging Kejriwal’s decision restricting medical facilities

Restricting medical facilities in pandemic situation to non – Delhi resident is gross breach of Cooperative Federalism creating class bias.

A PIL has been filed in SC challenging the notification issued by Delhi Government on June 7 which restricts the medical treatment by hospitals under the government as well as private hospitals in the Capital to only ‘ bonafide residents’ of NCT of Delhi. 

The plea filed by Adv. Sarthak Chaturvedi through Advocate on Record Namit Saxena challenged the notification as “arbitrary, devoid of merits, unjust unfair and unreasonable and deserves to be quashed for violating Art 14,15,19 and 21 of Constitution.which is a ‘gross breach of Cooperative federalism’ (Sarthak Chaturvedi v. state of NCT & another)

In the mean time Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi issued an order directing all concerned authorities to ensure that medical treatment is given to any person and every person and not be denied on ground of being a non- resident of Delhi and to accommodate all.

Meanwhile several appeals had already been moved before Delhi HC challenging the Govt. notification.

(By -Sanyogita)