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The #MadrasHighCourt has recently held that “if a person
belonging to another religion, has faith in a particular Hindu deity, that cannot be prevented nor can his entry into a temple be prohibited.”
A PIL was filed in the court seeking a direction that the non-Hindus should not be permitted to participate in the festival of millennia old Adikesava Perumal Thirukovil at Thiruvattar, Kanyakumari District. #MadrasHighCourt
The #MadrasHighCourt held that “when a public festival like the
Kumababishegam of a temple is performed, it will be impossible for the authorities to check the religious identity of every devotee for the purpose of permitting his entry into the temple.”
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BREAKING: The #MadrasHighCourt holds a midnight hearing in a matter pertaining to #AIADMK General Council meeting to be held today. The plea was filed to restrain the council from passing any resolution on unitary leadership in the party. #OPSvsEPS
Presently, the affairs of the party are helmed by O. Panneerselvan and Edapadi Palanisamy as joint coordinators. However a section of the party intended to pass a resolution to bring unitary leadership. #OPSvsEPS
A Single Judge had refused to restrain General Council from amending the bylaws to make way for unitary leadership. The order was passed late evening on Wednesday (June 22, 2022). This order was challenged before the division bench of the court. #OPSvsEPS
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Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu @mkstalin , Justices V Ramasubramanian at an event in #MadrasHighCourt to lay foundation to the administrative block of the High Court. Also in attendance Justice MM Sundaresh of #SupremeCourt Image
The dignitaries lighting the lamp to commence the ceremony at #MadrasHighCourt Image
The CJI Justice NV Ramana is congratulated at the event for completing one year as the Chief Justice of India. #SupremeCourt #MadrasHighCourt
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Jst N Anand Venkatesh of #MadrasHighCourt commends Tamil Nadu Govt for being committed towards the cause of #LGBTQIA + community.

"Really happy that the Govt. has come forward to protect this community from harassment by police personnel and others," says Justice. Image
Records the court's "deep appreciation" to the State Govt for having brought out a glossary to address persons belonging to the #LGBTQIA+ community with dignity in the media and other fora.

Directs the media to henceforth use the words that are referred to in the glossary.
Judge reiterates confidence on the press and media and sincerely hopes that they would use the dignified expressions while addressing #LGBTQIA+ community and follow the court direction in letter and spirit.
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The Madras High Court grants bail to a suspected Maoist on condition that she would file a sworn affidavit in Tamil owing faith and allegiance to the Indian Constitution and stating that she does not believe in Maoism.
Court said that in cases where people wedded to a certain ideology are involved, they do everything possible to prevent the conduct of the trial and such things remain unknown to the media or the outside world.
“On account of such dilatory tactics adopted by the accused, evidences disappear eventually leading to their acquittal. At that time, there will be a hue and cry saying that the system, without any material thereof, had kept the person in prolonged incarceration," court added.
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BREAKING: Madras High Court orders transfer of Thanjavur student death case to CBI. #thanjavurcase #Lavanya
"For fair investigation, it must be transferred to CBI as in 2006, there was another case of a girl Sukanya declared as suicide. After an investigation in 2010, it came to light that she was gang-raped," said the petitioner.
@whattalawyer reports.…
“When learned Senior Counsel asserted that he does not believe in conversion, I knew that he was speaking from his heart. But the question is whether Sister Saghayamary & Sister Rachel Mary are made of same fibre. I hope investigation by CBI will bring out the truth” #Lavanya
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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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Hindus in minority in Kanyakumari; census does not reflect ground reality of 'crypto-christians': Madras High Court

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Scheduled Caste Hindus, though having converted to Christianity, call themselves Hindus for availing reservation: Madras High Court

#madrashighcourt #ReligiousFreedom

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If an individual based on his personal conviction, wants to change his religion, his choice must be respected: Madras High Court
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#MadrasHighCourt hears PILs challenging Tamil Nadu govt's Gold monetization scheme which was announced in the Legislative Assembly recently, whereby unutilised #temple jewellery was proposed to be melted into gold bars.
Advocate Niranjan Rajagopalan informs that there are three Writ petitions. Argues that the administration of every Hindu religious institution should be done by trustees.

CJ: First of all ... everything that is announced in the Assembly does not become effective. It becomes effective only when notification is issued. Has any notification been issued?

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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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#MadrasHighCourt issues notice in plea against HR&CE 2020 Rules in so far it allows “fit persons” (appointed in the absence of temple trustees) to select archakas to #HinduTemples. Petitioner argues that archakas not trained in agamas relevant to temples may be thereby appointed
Any appointments made will abide by the result of the petition since it prima facie appears that the appointment by a fit person may not be the appropriate form under the (HR&CE) Act of 1959: #MadrasHighCourt

@tnhrcedept #HinduTemples
It would do well for the positions of trustees lying vacant or unfilled to be filled up in the appropriate manner and in accordance with law so that such trustees can, in terms of the (HR&CE) Act of 1959, choose the archakas: #MadrasHighCourt adds in interim order

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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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#MadrasHighCourt: "... it is time to rethink whether elephants can be subjected to the ignominy of participating in Temple celebrations and temple rituals and whether such activities are any better than elephants being used for begging in the streets."
Religious sentiments must at times yield to reason and the animal’s point of view, if at all the same may be perceived, may also be taken into consideration upon obtaining scientific expert advice in such regard: #MadrasHighCourt

#MadrasHighCourt directs Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to prepare a catalog of all captive elephants in TN.

Video recording of elephants sought for, with complete profile of each elephant - including age, sex, lineage, how the elephant came to be captured, domesticated.
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Lawyer's opening line: This is a case where the conscience is shocked to the extent of being electrocuted, Milord

CJ Sanjib Banerjee: Oh my God

CJ adds: I wish our young lawyers also know how to (unclear)... In your first sentence, whatever you said, meant that it was manifestly arbitrary, palpably erroneous, and (unclear)... - the three tools which would excite a Court to look into the award

Lawyer responds: I will try to make good that we are short of electrocution.

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Tamil Nadu should be compensated since its seats in Parliament was reduced because it controlled population growth: Madras High Court

report by @meera_emmanuel

#TamilNadu #MadrasHighCourt

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If 'one person one vote' is followed, then States like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar would get more seats in Parliament, while southern States which were able to control their population growth, would get lesser seats: Madras High Court
High Court suggested two ways in which State can be compensated.

One, since TN's representation in Lok Sabha was brought down from 41 to 39 in 1967, a notional loss of Rs. 200 crore per candidate should be calculated for 14 subsequent elections and Rs. 5,600 cr should be paid
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A farewell event on the occasion of the retirement of Justice N Kirubakaran of the #MadrasHighCourt is underway. Today was Justice Kirubakaran's last working day.
AG R Shunmugasundaram observes how the beloved Justice N Kirubakaran is fondly called and will forever be remembered as a “people’s judge.”

AG: Indeed this evening would not suffice to chronicle his Lordship’s achievements and humanitarian endeavors.

#MadrasHighCourt #JusticeKirubakaran
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#MadrasHighCourt continues hearing DMK’s contempt plea over implementation of #OBCreservation in All India Quota (AIQ) seats in TN medical colleges

Yesterday, HC had asked ASG to get instructions on EWS reservation after DMK questioned how Centre had introduced it for AIQ seats
Hearing before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice PD Audikesavalu.

ASG KM Nataraj: The EWS is worked out on the basis of seats to be increased in colleges.

#MadrasHighCourt #OBCreservation #EWS
ASG Nataraj: EWS is not as he (Senior Advocate P Wilson, appearing for DMK) projects it. EWS has a Constitutional backing. That has been done by the introduction of the 103rd Amendment.

#MadrasHighCourt #OBCreservation #EWS
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#MadrasHighCourt hears petitions challenging #ITRules2021. Earlier this week, the Court had pulled up the Central govt for delay in filing its counter affidavit in the matter.
Matter is before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice PD Audikesavalu.

UOI is yet to file a counter-affidavit: NB Joshi informs

#ITRules2021 #MadrasHighCourt
ASG R Sankaranayaranan appears for Union of India, tells Court that he received written instructions last night, adds that counter is being prepared, seeks one last chance to file the counter. Adds that matter can be argued as well if Court sees fit

#ITRules2021 #MadrasHighCourt
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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 comes down heavily on petitioner who sought to restrain CM MK Stalin from heading any advisory committee u/Sec 7 of HR&CE Act, 1959 w/o taking a pledge in front of a Hindu God.

"This is a secular country and secularism implies tolerance for the other religion."
"This country also provides for freedom of expression to its citizens which in turn implies lending a year to the other point of view. Even the Constitution permits the oath of office to be taken either in the name of God or in the name of the Constitution."

"There has to be a time when the prejudice and vendetta has to be shed particularly when it comes to practicing the religion."

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#BREAKING: #MadrasHighCourt strikes down in its entirety the amendment to the Tamil Nadu Gaming Act which banned online games including online rummy and online poker with stakes. #onlinegaming
Court says that by imposing a wide-ranging, complete ban, the amendment has failed the least intrusive test and fallen afoul of Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution. Court says the challenged amendment was capricious, irrational, excessive and disproportionate

Court adds that the doctrine of severability is also not applicable since the amended definition of gaming runs throughout the Act. Court concludes the amending Act is disproportionate to the object and ultra vires the Constitution.

#MadrasHighCourt #OnlineGaming
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