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Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice SK Kaul will shortly hear the plea filed Advocate Yatin Oza against Gujarat High Court's decision to strip him off his designation as a Senior Advocate.

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The Gujarat High Court was scheduled to pass orders on September 17. Therefore, the Supreme Court deemed it fit to wait and see what the High Court decides.

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Details of the previous hearing can be read here. 👇🏽

"I Apologise From My Heart": Advocate Yatin Oza's Tells SC As SC Decides To Wait For Gujarat HC Order

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Justice L Nageswara Rao led bench hears a plea regarding lack of basic necessities and ration to sex workers

SC suggests states should consider providing ration to sex workers without any proof of identity

States ponder over the road map for its implementation #SupremeCourt
(Amicus Curiae) Adv Pijush K Roy: Centre and state governments should allow sex workers to open their bank accounts

ASG Rupinder Singh Suri for Centre: We have no hesitation in agreeing to the same.

Senior Adv Anand Grover: grateful centre has not taken an adversarial stand
Justice Nageswara Rao: we are glad that none of the states and Centre has taken an adversarial stand

By an order of Feb 2011 we held that sex workers have a right to live with dignity as they are human beings. A committee was constituted by this Court to study the various....
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Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan will hear a plea by State of Chhattisgarh against refusal for examination of additional witnesses by Judicial Commission which was set up to probe 2013 #JheeramGhati Naxal attack which killed 29 people, including INC leaders.
On May 25, 2013, Naxals had attacked a convoy of Congress leaders in Jheeram Valley in Darbha area of Bastar district, killing 29 people, including the then state Congress chief .

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The State Government of Chhattisgarh has challenged the orders of the Chhattisgarh High Court which dismissed its plea seeking direction to the Special Judicial Enquiry Commission to examine the additional witnesses in the case.

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Supreme Court to hear plea of Chhattisgarh government against the refusal for examining of additional witnesses by the Judicial Commission set up to probe the 2013 #JheeramGhati naxal attack in which in which 29 people, including leaders of state INC, were killed.  
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Senior Adv Abhishek Manu Singhvi:
incident took place in May 2013 after which a special judicial commission was constituted. Till then 67 witnesses were examined. A new government was formed in Dec 2018.

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Singhvi: Additional term of reference were given but for seven months nothing was done and no additional witnesses were examined. In October last year two witnesses were examined but did not examine the six witnesses which were sought by officer in-charge or state
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< Economic Assistance & Basic Necessities For Sex Workers >

#SupremeCourt will hear a PIL filed on behalf of Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, seeking Monetary Assistance, dry rations to sex workers amid the pandemic situation without insistence in Identity Proof.

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Last week a bench led by Justice L. Nageswara Rao had directed Centre & State Governments to provide food and financial aid to sex workers in the plea highlighting distress faced by sex workers on account of the ongoing pandemic.
Senior Advocate Anand Grover: Served application 3 times.

Justice Nageswara Rao: Let us hear the Solicitor.
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Supreme Court bench headed by Justice SK Kaul to resume hearing Gujarat High Court Bar Association president & Advocate Yatin Oza’s plea against the High Court’s decision to take away his ‘senior’ designation.

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Oza had levelled certain allegations of corruption against the Court registry in an online interview.

Taking cognizance of his statements, a suo motu contempt case was registered by the High Court.

Aggrieved, Oza moved the Supreme Court for relief.
Hearing begins
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Supreme Court to shortly hear Iltija Mufti's plea challenging her mother’s
& People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Mehbooba Mufti's detention order under Public Safety Act (PSA) and its subsequent extensions.

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Iltija says the foremost reason cited for continued detention, now under PSA, is that her mother had declined to sign a bond or “surety”.

Further the plea says that despite its order in February, Jammu and Kashmir administration is yet to file a reply.

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The Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy will take up the matter for hearing shortly.

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#SupremeCourt to hear today, Former Chief Minister of J&K, Mehbooba Mufti’s Habeas Corpus petition, by her daughter Iltija, challenging Mufti’s detention order & its subsequent confirmation & extensions under the Public Safety Act.
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Iltija Mufti has preferred an urgent plea, seeking amendment to the prayers sought in the Habeas Corpus plea — to include grounds of challenge, additional prayers for challenging the orders of confirmation and subsequent extensions of @MehboobaMufti’s Detention orders.
The Habeas Corpus petition will be taken up by a Justice SK Kaul led bench after about 7 months since it was last listed in top court.

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Kerala legislator from Thrissur, T N Prathapan moves Supreme Court agsinst Farmers' (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020. Plea says it would be disastrous for farmers & exploit them by opening parallel market.
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Plea seeks quashing of the recently passed act as being unconstitutional. The Congress leader seeks setting up of separate tribunals for farmers like industrial workers.
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Farmers Acts: First challenge mounted against legislation as MP from Kerala moves Supreme Court
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#SupremeCourt’s CJI Bobde led bench is hearing a plea by the Jharkhand Government challenging launch of auction process of coal blocks for purposes of commercial mining by the Prime Minister.
Senior Advocate Fali S Nariman says that a status quo must be granted on the circulation bids as it starts tomorrow.

AG KK Venugopal opposes this request.
#CJI : On the order of Status Quo, we’ll keep it day after tomorrow.
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CJI SA Bobde led bench begins hearing the Suo Motu petition concerning the unprecedented financial crisis being faced by lawyers all across the country due to COVID19 induced lockdown.

CJI: All Bar Councils are saying that Centre should prepare a contingency fund for lawyers
Senior Adv Ajit Kumar: I appear for all HC bar associations. I have filed an affidavit

CJI: You have not filed a reply

Kumar: We are relying on BCI's affidavit, the only one

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Senior Adv Kumar reads the provision in law which authorizes Centre to prepare an emergency fund for lawyers also known as a contingency fund to meet unforeseen circumstances.
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#SupremeCourt’s CJI SA Bobde led bench to shortly take up its Suo Motu proceedings for lawyer’s finanancial Aid in light of the Covid-induced lockdown and subsequent problems that have engulfed the legal fraternity. Image
#CJI : Mr. Tushar Mehta, The Bar Associations are saying ...Ask the GOI to set up a contingency fund under Article 226 for relief and interest free loans.
Senior Advocate Ajit Sinha; I Advocate for HC Bar Associations.

“We are relying on the BCI’s reply
The Bar Council will have to ensure that the interest free loan, credited thus is refunded.”
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#SupremeCourt's CJI SA Bobde led bench to shortly hear a plea challenging TRAI's latest directive on commercial SMSes for their alleged violation of citizens’ fundamental right to privacy.
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Senior Advocate Rakesh Dwivedi for TRAI tells SC that a Similar case was heard in Delhi HC.
“It is already heard in the context of challenge to regulations”
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#CJI refuses to take up the plea.

CJI tells the petitioner Advocate Jitendra Mohan Sharma to "Intervene there”

“This is a writ petition it can't be transferred...liberty to withdraw granted,” adds CJI.

Tells petitioners to approach Delhi HC instead.
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RBI MORATORIUM ON LOAN REPAYMENT:

Supreme Court takes up for hearing petition which had challenged the interest component on loan moratorium

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Solicitor Tushar Mehta at the outset apologises to the Bench.

Mehta: The govt is at a very advanced stage in its decision making process.

(The Court had last time asked Mehta to submit an affidavit detailing all the steps to be taken by FinMin and RBI on the issue)
Mehta seeks some more time to place the details requisitioned by the Court on record.

Mehta reiterates that the decision making is at an advanced stage.

"Some things are beyond my control"
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#SupremeCourt' Justice Ashok Bhushan led bench to shortly hear a plea seeking clarification on the aspects of facilities such as isolation rooms for 𝐂𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐋𝐀𝐓 𝐀𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 so as to be able to appear in the entrance exam.

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Matter gets called out.

Justice Bhushan: You want that they should be permitted to appear in isolation room?

Counsel: Yes your lordships.

@CLat2020
Justice Bhushan: We'll direct them to do so. These are 2 students. We are permitted only applicant(s).

Justice Bhushan tells the counsel to try to serve it before 12 PM.

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Justice Ashok Bhushan led bench to shortly hear an urgent application moved seeking clarification on the aspect of facilities for isolation rooms at CLAT exam centres to enable the applicant, who is infected with #COVID19, to write the exam.

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The matter was item 4. But it is being taken up first.
#CLAT2020
Bench assembles.

Advocate Garima Prashad for applicants: we want the COVID19 infected students be allowed to appear in isolation rooms

SC: we are not giving general orders. we are only permitting your client to appear in isolation room. take a print out of the order
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#SupremeCourt’s Justice Ashok Bhushan led bench will shortly commence hearing on plea(s) seeking extension of the Covid19 induced loan moratorium & waiver of accruing interest.

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On the last date, Centre informed top court that an Expert Committee at the highest level had been constituted in order to take a decision on the issue of moratorium extension, interest during moratorium, interest on interest and other related issues.
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Solicitor General seeks some more time to get back to the top court on the issue. "Little complex issue. Several economic issues are coming up"
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Three-judge bench of the Supreme Court to shortly hear a plea seeking to postpone #upscprelims2020 Plea through @advocate_alakh urges for postponement of the Oct 4 exam in view of rising #COVID19 cases. SC had granted liberty to petitioner to serve Centre with plea
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Adv Naresh Kaushik appears for UPSC: Impossible to agree to petitioners. It was supposed to be held on September 30. Thereafter it was deferred to Oct 4. Deferment would nullify the objective of conducting the exam for 4 arms of Govt

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Judge Barrett is highly qualified in all the areas that matter – character, integrity, intellect, and judicial disposition.

She is an outstanding #SupremeCourt nominee by President @realDonaldTrump.
@realDonaldTrump As the Chairman of the @senjudiciary Committee, I’m very committed to ensuring the nominee gets a challenging, fair, and respectful hearing.
@realDonaldTrump @senjudiciary We move forward on this nomination knowing that the President has picked a highly qualified individual who will serve our nation well on the highest court in the land.
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Someone wrote that Judge Amy Coney Barrett would bring “heart” to ‘special needs’ if confirmed to the #SupremeCourt. After showing my respect for the person who wrote that, and understanding of where they were coming from, this was my response:
“Disabled people don’t need lawmakers or jurors to bring “heart” to ‘special needs’. That’s what has led to patronizing policy which has f%¥ked over the exercise of our equality and marginalized our full participation in society over-and-over-and-over again...
It’s one of the greatest things we organize and fight against and we will continue to fight against it until the law and policy makers recognize that we are just like everyone else...
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Supreme Court refuses to entertain petition seeking direction for @CMODelhi to prevent communalisation of COVID-19 reporting through various modes including social media especially Twitter.

SC notes that the grievance raised is sufficiently taken care of.

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SC: This Court has passed several orders and this issue is sufficiently taken care of in other petitions.

Petitioner: The subject matter of our petition is IT Act and not Information and Broadcast.

SC: We are not inclined to entertain

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Petitioner: Please tag it with the pending matter

SC: It is not required.

Petitioner urges to take note: We prayed for decryption of Twitter handle of @CMODelhi... Religious profiling of the disease was done. It is against right to life with dignity.
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#SupremeCourt refuses to entertain a plea seeking postponement of the Assembly elections in Bihar.

"We can't pass such order," top court says, adding that a similar plea was dismissed earlier and the ground remains same in the instant PIL.
Apropos this, the plea was withdrawn by the Advocate.

The Advocate sought to make representation before the Authority in light of the disinclination of Court to entertain the PIL but, Court did not agree.
The Election Commission is expected shortly announce the Poll Schedule.

#BiharElections2020
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BIHAR ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS 2020:

#SupremeCourt declines to entertain a PIL seeking postponement of the Assembly elections.

Petitioner says a similar petition was dismissed earlier but situation on ground has not improved.

SC says it can't pass such orders.

#BiharElections
SC: In the earlier order we had noted that the Chief Election Commissioner will take care of all the issues.

Petitioner: Please allow me liberty to make representation before ECI.

SC: We will allow you to withdraw the petition.

(PIL withdrawn by petitioner)

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Note: The Election Commission today is expected to announce poll dates for Bihar Assembly Elections.

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