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  • Mahavir Singh Sharma, chairman of the All District Courts Bar Association said the decision was taken in a meeting held on Monday wherein the lawyers stuck to their demand that the police personnel, who fired at advocates, be arrested. On Monday, the lawyers abstained from work in all the district courts. The courts will remain closed on Tuesday.

    In unprecedented protests by Delhi police, thousands of its personnel on Tuesday laid siege outside the Police Headquarters for 11 hours and staged a virtual revolt sparked by two attacks on their colleagues before calling off their stir following multiple appeals including from their chief.

    After the November 3 order, an on-duty policeman and a civilian were allegedly thrashed by advocates outside Saket Court on Monday and on Tuesday, two separate FIRs were lodged by the police in this regard. Lawyers in all the six district courts here abstained from work for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, protesting against the clash between advocates and the police.

    The GoM was set up after government failed to push the proposal to legalise online pharmacies within 100 days of Modi govt’s second term, following opposition from the brick and mortar pharmacies. “The first meeting of GoM to regulate e-pharmacies was held on October 30." The health ministry made a presentation, explaining its position on the issue.

    Special Commissioner of Police (Crime) Satish Golcha urged them to end stir and resume duty, while assuring them that a review petition will be filed against the Delhi High Court order

    Some of the lawyers associations also approached the high court seeking ban on the media from showing videos of the recent incidents saying they could worsen the situation.

    The Supreme Court set aside all environmental clearances given to a Tata Housing Development project near Chandigarh’s Sukhna lake. The court cited ecological disasters due to rapid urbanisation and the impact of that, such as in causing the floods of Uttarakhand in 2013 and Kerala in 2018, to set aside the clearances for the Camelot apartment project.

    A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar declined to entertain a Public Interest Litigation filed by an NGO seeking replacement of ATM cards with purportedly more secure dynamic data authentication (DDA) cards. The Delhi High Court said it was not in the jurisdiction of the court to interfere in such a case.

    Advocate Naginder Benipal, executive member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association, said lawyers have supported and cooperated with the call to abstain from work in the high court. "We are abstaining from work in solidarity and in view of the attack on lawyers by policemen.

    Govindacharya has also written to Ravi Shankar Prasad seeking NIA investigation against FB, WhatsApp, NSO Group Technologies, and Q Cyber Technologies for compromising with public data. Govindacharya has also said that from the pleadings of WhatsApp before the US district court, it is clear that WhatsApp is not secure and that its systems were compromised.

    Lawyers and police had clashed at Tis Hazari Court complex here on Saturday afternoon during which at least 10 police personnel and several lawyers were injured while 17 vehicles vandalised, according to officials and eyewitnesses.

    ​​A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar issued notice to the Finance Ministry, Delhi government, RBI and the PMC bank directing them to indicate their stand on the plea which has sought 100 per cent insurance cover for customers' money deposited in the bank. The RBI had earlier unearthed a Rs 4355-crore scam by PMC Bank .

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