Law Affairs For The Month Of July & August 2020
India’s First State-Level ‘E-Lok Adalat’ conducted by Chhattisgarh High Court. Despite the cancellation of the 3rd National Lok Adalat of the year 2020 scheduled to be held on 11th July 2020, the first State Level ‘E-Lok Adalat’.
On July 14, 2020, the Goa Bench of GST Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) pronounced that alcohol-based sanitizers will attract 18% GST.
On July 20, 2020, Consumer Protection Act, 2019 came into force. The act will empower consumers, help them to protect their rights through its provisions such as Consumer Protection Council and Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission. The act replaces the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
India celebrates 1st August as Muslim Women’s Rights Day - On the occasion of the first anniversary of law-making Triple Talaq a criminal offence which got Presidential nod last year after getting approval from the Parliament, the day is declared as the Muslim Women’s Rights Day across the country.
On August 5, 2020, the day when the Union Territories (UTs) Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh celebrated their one year of formation, the Lieutenant Governor of J&K Girish Chandra Murmu resigned. He sent his letter of resignation to President Ram Nath Kovind.
Manoj Sinha has been appointed as the LG of Jammu and Kashmir.
On August 11, 2020, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra of the Supreme Court ruled that daughters have equal rights as that of sons on parental property. They shall remain coparcener throughout their life. The judgement said that the daughters have equal rights in the parental property as that of the son. This includes in cases where the father died before the enactment of Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005. The Judgement also said that the according to Section 6 of the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, the status of coparcener on the daughter born before or after amendment in the same manner as that of the son.
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