Delhi High Court Hearing Round-Up, February 17

Important cases heard in Delhi High Court on Friday, February 17:

* HC asked the Centre and AAP government to make an endeavour to expeditiously resolve the impasse over unpaid arbitral award by DMRC to Reliance Infrastructure-owned Delhi Metro Express Private Limited, saying there is a need to protect the Delhi Metro which constitutes the lifeline for the residents of the national capital.

* HC has sought the stand of the Centre on a petition seeking to recognise as valid the consent given by children aged 16-18 years for establishing a consensual physical relationship.

* HC asked the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board to file an affidavit explaining the reasons for adding or deleting a slum cluster in Mehrauli from the list of rehabilitated/ notified JJ clusters.

* HC asked the authorities to take all possible steps in a matter raising the issue of unhygienic conditions and poor maintenance of public toilets here.

* HC sought the stand of the National Investigation Agency on a plea by a convict against his conviction and 7-year jail term awarded by a trial court here in a case under the stringent anti-terror law for involvement in a conspiracy to establish an ISIS base in India and to carry out terror activities.

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