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Supreme Court sends notice to Center over land acquisition bill

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the central government on a petition challenging the second re-promulgation of land ordinance to amend the 2013 land acquisition law to relax the process of acquiring land.

An apex court bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel issued notice after senior counsel Indira Jaisingh told the court that the government’s action makes a mockery of the constitution as the ordinance was issued when parliament was in session.

The land ordinance was challenged by Delhi Grameen Samaj which had earlier moved the court contesting the land ordinance and its first re-promulgation.

While issuing the notice, the court noted that the government has yet to respond to the earlier two such when the ordinance and the re-promulgation was challenged by Delhi Grameen Samaj.

(IANS)

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Supreme Court Agrees to Look into TikTok Row

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said he will look into the matter

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The Supreme Court on Monday said it will look into the order passed by the Madras High Court directing an interim ban on the video mobile application ‘TikTok’.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought urgent listing of the case. He said that the application had been downloaded on a major scale, has numerous users and an ex-parte interim order was passed against the start-up.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said he will look into the matter.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

Last week, a bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and S.S. Sundar passed an interim order issuing directions to the government to prohibit downloading the mobile application. It also directed the media not to broadcast the videos made using it.

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The Madras High Court posed a query to the government. It asked whether the government will enact a statue, like the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act enacted by the US government, in order to prevent children becoming online victims. (IANS)