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#MadrasHC is hearing a petition filed by a Madurai lawyer who was arrested by the NIA for being part of the banned organisation #PFI Image
The petitioner sought to stay the investigation as he was booked and arrested for expressing some comments on social media against NIA and appearing in favor of the Popular Front of India executives. The case is being heard by Justice M Sundar and Justice R Sakthivel…
The Madurai bar also appears before the court and says that the lawyers are being intimidated by the NIA. They also inform that the lawyer has been in continuous practice for 16 years and has even contested in the bar council elections
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#MadrasHC is now hearing the Habeas Corpus petition filed by Senthil Balaji's wife against his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate
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The bench of Justice J Nisha Banu and Justice Bharatha Chakravarthy are hearing the matter.
Yesterday, the matter was mentioned before the bench of Justice M Sundar and Justice R Sakthivel but the latter recused from hearing the case.
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#MadrasHC agrees to urgently hear a habeas corpus petition filed by family of TN Electricity Minister V Senthil Balaji. Balaji was arrested by ED officials in connection with a money laundering case. Image
Senior Counsel NR Elango made a mention before the bench of Justices M Sundar and R Sakthivel. He submitted that the guidelines were not followed and arrest intimation was not given to Balaji's family.
The bench asks the counsel to mention the matter again at 1:30pm today.
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#MadrasHC to hear shortly a plea seeking to ban #TheKeralaStory movie. Bench of Justice AD Jagadish Chandira and Justice C Saravanan to hear the plea by journalist BR Aravindakshan… Image
J. Chandira - is the movie in tamil, hindi or malayalam
Adv- It's a multilingual movie you honour. It's made in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telulu
J Chandira- Is it a documentary movie or commercial movie? Is it based on facts?
Adv- They have Commercialised the facts. They claim that the movie is based on real events happening in Kerala.
J. Chandira - What happened in Kerala HC.
Aag Ravindran- It's been posted tomorrow……
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#MadrasHighCourt to hear today pleas filed by All India Gaming Federation and Gameskraft Technologies Pvt Ltd challenging the Tamil Nadu law prohibiting online gambling and regulating online games in the State.
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The bench of Acting Chief Justice T Raja and Justice Bharatha Chakravarthy will be hearing the pleas filed by the companies challenging the validity of the act and seeking a stay on its operation.
Senior Counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi appearing for one of the online rummy companies says that the Act is unconstitutional. Says that there is a watershed distinction between games of chance and skill.
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#MadrasHC to hear today pleas filed by a group of students from #Kalakshetra foundation seeking proper safety policy and redressal mechanism to deal with sexual harassment cases. Image
The matter has been posted before the bench of Justice M. Dhandapani
Among other reliefs, the students have also sought for reconstitution of the ICC with student and parent representatives.
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#MadrasHC is conducting a special sitting to hear the pleas of expelled #AIADMK leaders challenging the general council resolutions expelling them from party.
The expelled leaders had also sought a stay on the general council elections to the post of General Secretary. However, in previous sitting, the court refused to stay the election but directed the party to declare results after final disposal of applications
Senior Counsel Guru Krishnakumar for #OPS side - Whenever such disciplinary action is taken, the person against whom action is to be taken should be called upon to give his explanation. The party has not followed due process
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#CalcuttaHighCourt 3-Judge Bench hears #contemptcase initiated by Justice Rajasekhar Mantha against protesting lawyers who barred access to his courtroom.

LIVE UPDATES to follow.
#CalcuttaHighCourt: In last occasion, we requested assistance of Bar Councils etc. for identifying (the lawyers who protested). We got the video footage, if Bar Council of WB could identify their name, address, enrolment no.. representatives of three Bars can assist
Counsel: If your Lordships may kindly consider somehow to put an end to the matter.

Only one issue, we opened the doors because we were told a cat has come into the courtroom and emitted foul odour, so we had to open the doors, Judge orally responds.

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Advocate L Victoria Gowri to be administered oath of office as judge of #MadrasHC at 10:35 am tomorrow. Adv NGR Prasad had made a representation to ACJ T Raja this evening to not administer the oath until the Supreme Court hears a case filed against her elevation. @THChennai
Justices Sanjiv Khanna and MM Sundresh of Supreme Court to hear the case filed against her elevation as serial number 38 in the cause list for 10:30 am tomorrow.
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#Thanjavur Death case -

There has been a third video that is being circulated. How is that happening ? There is not allegation of religious conversion, girl did not talk about religious conversion : Petitioner counsel
This is creating suspicions on the investigation and investigating agency. We have lost faith in the investigation. Thru have done injustice to the little girl : Petitioner counsel

In her own voice, 2 yrs back she had stated that there was an attempt to convert. All these allegations have tk be investigated. What was the reason for suicide : Petitioner Counsel

#Thanjavur #Conversion #death
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[Air India Disinvestment] At 12PM, #MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing a plea by the Air Corporation Employees Union seeking protection of their rights before the disinvestment proceeds.

Follow this thread for live updates 👇🏽

#MadrasHC @airindiain
Hearing to begin shortly. The Central Government is expected to present its case to Justice V Parthiban today.

#MadrasHC #AirIndia
Hearing begins.

#MadrasHC #AirIndia
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[Air India Disinvestment] The Madras High Court will continue hearing a plea by the Air Corporation Employees Union seeking protection of their rights before the disinvestment proceeds.

Justice V Parthiban had previously granted a stay in the matter.

#MadrasHC @airindiain
ASGI Sankaranarayanan: We are ready. The #SolicitorGeneral is appearing.. he will be logging in.

Justice Parthiban: We will pass over the matter. I will run through the list.

Advocate Rama Priya, for the Petitioner Union: the matter arises out of the move to disinvest.. What we are concerned is, our service conditions must be protected.

#MadrasHC #AirIndia
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#MadrasHighCourt hearing in petition by filmmaker @LeenaManimekali challenging move to impound passport by Passport Authority citing a pending defamation case filed against her by Susi Ganeshan after Leena Manimekalai levelled sexual harassment allegations against him.
Adv Infant Dinesh for Passport Authority tells Court that Passport Authority exercised its own jurisdiction under Section 10 (3) of Passports Act to impound the passport, not Section 104, CrPC.

Adv Dinesh: We got an adverse report from police that criminal proceedings are pending ...

Justice Mahadevan (orally): Release the passport forthwith. See, personal scores cannot be taken on these lines before statutory authorities

@LeenaManimekali #MadrasHighCourt
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Four new Judges for the #MadrasHighCourt, Justices Sundaram Srimathy, D Bharatha Chakravarthy, R Vijayakumar, and Mohammad Shaffiq, to be sworn into office shortly. Image
Justice Sundaram Srimathy administered the oath of office.

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Justice D Bharatha Chakravarthy being sworn into office.

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Former AG Vijay Narayan (for AIADMK), thanks AG R Shanmugasundaram (for DMK-led govt) for positive response to measures to ensure purity of local body elections

#MadrasHC CJ: Both of you have set good precedents for others to emulate. These offices are not political or anything.
CJ Banerjee also reminds present AG that of judicial vacancies in Tamil Nadu: There should be one thing, our list of vacancies is not (getting filled). All of my colleagues think that I am completely incompetent

AG Shanmugasundaram assures: I am taking steps

#MadrasHighCourt disposes of AIADMK plea to ensure purity of local body elections after recording various measures proposed by State incl CCTV inside & near strongrooms, divulging location of strongrooms to political parties, appointment of observers in every Block etc.
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In an encroachment matter of waterbodies in Chennai, #MadrasHighCourt said,
“If the pandemic has taught us a lesson, it is that the human species may not yet be smart enough to beat nature.”

#pandemic #water #pollution
CJ Sanjib Banerjee led Division Bench was informed about a dumping ground being created at one end of the waterbody, and an incinerator for burning waste material being put on another corner.
#MadrasHC #water
The court said that these lakes and waterbodies not only nourish life but provide for year-round water in a State where drinking water is not available as much as required.
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#BombayHighCourt bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish Kulkarni to hear petitions challenging #NewITRules. The pleas filed by @TheLeaflet_in & @waglenikhil claim the new rules are an assault on free speech.
Yesterday, the judges heard senior counsel Darius Khambatta for #Leaflet and adv Abhay Nevagi for #NikhilWagle

Now ASG Anil Singh will argue for Union govt.

ASG: Before getting into the merits of the case, I would like to point out that multiple petitions were filed against the Union govt seeking regulation of online platforms. Some pleas were before the #DelhiHighCourt however an SLP was filed in #SupremeCourt
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#MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing #COVID19 related cases today, including a suo motu case to monitor COVID management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy to assemble at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for Live Updates.
Court takes up pleas moved to register concern over the safety of workmen who have to work in factories amid the #COVID19 lockdown, since certain industries were exempted from lockdown.

Court asks if some consensus has been arrived at between workmen and employers

Senior Adv V Prakash, for workmen, says that some meetings have been conducted.

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#MadrasHighCourt to continue hearing #COVID19 related matters today.

Hearing before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy to start at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for Live Updates.
In the last hearing:-

- Centre said 216 cr vaccines would be made available in India by year-end
- HC observed future vaccine allocation for TN appears “somewhat disappointing”
- HC asked State to consider capping prices in private hospitals

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Bench assembles.

Advocate Sankar Shanmugam makes submissions. Makes prayers for creating more awareness on #COVID19. Says proper awareness is lacking. Awareness must be disseminated through TV programmes, he says.

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19India
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#MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing matters concerning #COVID19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, including a suo motu case.

The hearing before CJ Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy is scheduled to start at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for Live updates.
Plea against the distribution of COVID cash relief to ration card holders with political colour, in violation of COVID protocol taken up.

AG R Shanmugasundaram says that over 90% of cash distribution is done, that now strict lockdown is in place, there is no movement now.
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#MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing matters concerning COVID-19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The matter will be taken up by Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy at 2.15 pm today.

Track thread for live updates.

#COVID19 #CovidIndia
Read an account of the last hearing:

Prime Minister also appealed to report accurate COVID-19 figures; would aid in the allocation of drugs, oxygen, vaccines: Madras High Court to TN

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19…
Bench assembles.

Senior Adv R Vaigai mentions matter regarding welfare of prisoners, informs she has been appointed amicus. Court says it can take matter up on Monday.

CJ also observes that High Power Committee has directed to be revived.

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19
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#MadrasHighCourt extends life of interim orders until June 30, 2021, in view of the present #COVID19 situation.

Interim orders subsisting on April 30 stand extended till June 30 unless vacated/modified/unless specifically dealt with by judicial order to the contrary.
Orders of eviction, dispossession, demolition that have not been executed till date shall remain in abeyance till June 30, 2021, unless the stay is expressly vacated or the order of stay expressly modified by any judicial order passed by an appropriate forum.

All orders passed by criminal courts - including bail, parole, anticipatory bail orders for a limited period & likely to expire on or before June 30, shall stand extended till June 30 (subject to any orders passed to deal with any abuse of order)

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#MadrasHighCourt to continue hearing today the suo motu case registered to monitor COVID-19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The matter is before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

Read an account of the hearings last week here:

ESI hospitals as COVID units, PM CARES for DRDO PSA plants, vaccine shortage and more: Highlights of Madras High Court suo motu hearings

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19India…
Bench assembles.

Senior Adv V Prakash makes submissions in matters pertaining to workmen of automobile manufacturing plants and exemption of industries during COVID lockdown.

#MadrasHighCourt #COVID19India
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#MadrasHighCourt will continue hearing today the suo motu case registered to monitor #COVID19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The matter is before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy. Hearing at 2.15 pm.

Track thread for live updates.
In a status report filed yesterday by Principal Secretary, Health, the State has informed (1/n):

- 29,272 active COVID cases as on May 11, 2021;
- Due to inadequate #Remdesivir allotment, TN is drawing it from reserve stocks;


- TN has sought 20,000 #Remdesivir vials a day; the current allotment is 7,000 vials a day “without an assured allocation and supply schedule.”

- Daily consumption of Oxygen is around 470 MT; expected to increase to around 850 MT, if cases increase.

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