SC RESERVE ORDER ON ARNAB GOSWAMI PLEA SEEKING QUASHING OF FIR, SAYS INTERIM PROTECTION TO CONTINUE TILL PRONOUNCEMENT OF ORDER.

A bench of the Supreme Court comprising Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice MR Shah reserved its order in a plea filed by Arnab Goswami seeking quashing of FIR filed against him for disturbing communal harmony over the gathering of Migrants in Bandra. The interim protection granted to Goswami will continue to operate till order is pronounced.

The FIR has been filed by Irfan Abubakar Shaikh, secretary of the Raza Educational Welfare Society for allegedly disturbing the communal harmony  over the issue of gathering of migrant workers in Mumbai’s Bandra. (image sources : Google)

PLEA TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION TO FAMILIES OF MEDIA PERSONS IN CASE OF THEIR DEATH DUE TO COVID-19 – KARNATAKA HC ISSUES NOTICE

The Karnataka High Court has issued notice on a petition filed seeking directions to the Government for compensating the families of media and newspaper delivery persons in case of their death due to COVID-19.

A Divison Bench comprising of Justice BV Nagarathna and Justice Suraj Govindaraj heard the petition stating that media houses should be directed to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation in the event of their employee’s death to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The petition has noted the follow schemes for compensation made by different States: Providing Rs 50,00,000 as compensation to the kith and kin of Police personnel in case of their death by Maharashtra Government.

Providing compensation of Rs 1 crore to the families of health care personnel, police, civil defence volunteers, teachers, fire service personnel etc. if any of these persons were die due to a coronavirus infection, by the Delhi Government

Providing compensation to the kith and kin of Police personnel in case of their death due to a COVID-19 infection by the Madhya Pradesh Government.

The petition states that if such compensation is denied to media persons and their families and no social welfare scheme is made, it will be violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, thereby making it highly unjust, inhuman and unethical. (image sources : Google)