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Legal updates: Delhi HC to hear plea seeking uniform syllabus for children

In other news, Supreme Court will continue hearing a plea challenging the current abortion law

New Delhi: Mint brings to you your daily dose of legal issues to watch out for. Here’s what’s likely to make news in courts today.

Plea challenging abortion laws

The Supreme Court will continue hearing a plea challenging the current abortion law, which restricts the time period for a woman to avail abortion services at 20 weeks. Read more

Biocon, Mylan’s challenge to Roche on sale of breast cancer drug

The Delhi high court will hear an appeal brought by Biocon Ltd and its partner Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd to market their breast cancer drug, Trastuzumab. The two pharma companies had appealed against an order passed by justice Manmohan Singh which imposed certain restrictions on packaging and use of Roche’s data in their product insert for the drug.

At the last hearing, Biocon and Mylan were allowed to continue marketing their drug till further orders of the court. Read more

Plea against beef ban in Delhi

The court will hear a plea challenging a law that criminalizes possession and consumption of beef in the National Capital Region centred on Delhi.

Cattle protection laws of Madhya Pradesh that criminalize possession of beef have been challenged before the Supreme Court, and the high court had clarified that it would not pass any direction until the matter in Supreme Court was decided. Read more

Uniform syllabus for children

The Delhi high court will hear a plea seeking a uniform syllabus and curriculum for all students in the age group of 6-14 years across the country. On 31 May, the court had asked the Centre to inform about the steps it had taken in this regard. Read more

Antrix-Devas arbitral award

The Delhi high court will hear a plea brought by Devas Multimedia Pvt. Ltd after an arbitral award ruled Isro’s Antrix Corp. Ltd to pay damages worth $672 million to Devas for cancelling a contract four years ago, citing national security reasons. During an earlier hearing, the court had sought a reply from Antrix to Devas’s claims and directed that it be restricted to the question of jurisdiction alone. Read more

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