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Kerala High Court is set to pronounce verdict on Kozhikode Sessions judge S Krishnakumar's plea against his transfer to a labour court.

The judge had come under the scanner for his controversial "provocative dress" order.
The HC registrar had opposed the plea stating that the transfer was effected in the general interest of administration of justice and that the judge had made unwarranted comments and used inappropriate methods while handling some cases

Read more : barandbench.com/news/judge-who…
#BREAKING

Kerala High Court SETS ASIDE the transfer of Kozhikode Sessions judge S Krishnakumar to a labour court following his controversial "provocative" dress order
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"The Court shall not surrender to the opinions of the Islamic clergy, who have no legal training on the point of law," said #KeralaHighCourt while dismissing a review petition challenging its decision on Muslim women's right to invoke the remedy of #khula. Image
Authoring the verdict for the division bench, Justice A.Muhamed Mustaque stated, "This is a typical review portraying that Muslim women are subordinate to the will of their male counterparts."
#keralahighcourt #muslimwomen
"This review appears to have been fashioned and supported by clergies and the hegemonic masculinity of the Muslim community who are unable to digest the declaration of the right of Muslim women to resort to the extra-judicial divorce of khula, unilaterally", the judge said.
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Kerala High Court is hearing a plea alleging that spoiled/impure "Halal jaggery' is being used at Sabarimala Temple to prepare naivedyam and prasada.

#keralahighcourt #sabarimala #Halal

Read about the plea: barandbench.com/news/sabarimal…
The matter is before a bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and PG Ajithkumar.

At a previous hearing, the Bench had asked the petitioner if he understood the meaning of Halal.

Read more:
#keralahighcourt #sabarimala #Halal
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Counsel for a respondents seeks adjournment

Narendran, J : we will list it for disposal. No purpose in adjourning this matter any further

(Note : the last substantial hearing of the matter was in November 2021. Since then it has been adjourned repeatedly on request of lawyers)
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[Actress Attack Case]
#KeralaHighCourt is hearing the state prosecution's plea seeking forensic examination of the memory card containing the videos of the assault which Malayalam actor #Dileep is alleged to have masterminded. The trial court had declined their request.
A plea by the survivor actress alleging foul play in the investigation has been tagged with the matter

[Kerala Actress assault] Survivor moves Kerala High Court alleging foul play in probe into Dileep | barandbench.com/news/kerala-ac…
The High Court had previously granted the crime branch time until July 15 to complete further investigation into the Actress Attack case

#Dileep #keralahighcourt

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[Actress Attack Case]

Kerala High Court is hearing a plea moved by the State Prosecution for forensic analysis of a memory card which contains the visuals of the attack that was allegedly masterminded by Malayalam cine actor Dileep

#dileep #ActressAttackCase #keralahighcourt Image
The matter is before Justice Bechu Kurian Thomas.

Director General of Prosecution (DGP) , Sr. Advocate TA Shaji is making submissions regarding a change in the hash value of the memory card when it was in the custody of the court.

#dileep #ActressAttackCase #keralahighcourt
Advocate TB Mini represents the survivor actress who has moved a different plea alleging foul play in the investigation

#dileep #ActressAttackCase #keralahighcourt

barandbench.com/news/kerala-ac…
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Kerala High Court is set to pronounce judgement in Malayalam Actor Dileep's plea to quash the murder conspiracy case against him.

Read a summary of the proceedings so far.

#keralahighcourt #dileepcase
barandbench.com/news/kerala-hi…
Justice Ziyad Rahman AA will deliver the verdict at 1:45 pm.

Dileep was represented by Sr. Adv. Siddharth Agarwal.

The prosecution was led by Director General of Prosecution, Sr. Adv. TA Shaji.

#dileepcase #keralahighcourt
#BREAKING

Kerala HC DISMISSES Dileep's plea to quash murder conspiracy case

#dileepcase #keralahighcourt
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Kerala High Court will soon hear a plea alleging that "spoiled Halal jaggery" is being used at Sabarimala Temple.

#sabarimala #halal #halalfood #HalalRow #keralahighcourt

barandbench.com/news/sabarimal…
The HC had previously asked the petitioner if he understood the concept of Halal.

#sabarimala #halal #halalfood #HalalRow #keralahighcourt

[Sabarimala Halal jaggery] Kerala High Court questions petitioner on meaning of Halal | barandbench.com/news/sabarimal…
The matter is before the Bench of Justices Anil K Narendran and PG Ajithkumar

Adv Sajith Kumar V represents the petitioner.

#sabarimala #halal #halalfood #HalalRow #keralahighcourt
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Kerala High Court is hearing Kerala State Road Transport Corporation’s plea against bulk diessel price hike
The matter is before Justice N Nagaresh
Advocate Deepu Thankan is representing KSRTC
#keralahighcourt

barandbench.com/news/after-sup…
Adv Thankan : KSRTC is a bulk purchaser of Diesel. Earlier we were enjoying subsidy then that was taken away. I have produced a chart in the petition comparing Retail Outlet Price and Bulk Consumer Price. Now the price of bulk purchase is higher
Nagaresh J : What is the logic here?

Adv Thankan : There is no logic other than marketing strategy, my lord.
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The Kerala High Court is hearing a plea against the collection of parking fees by Lulu Mall, Ernakulam.

At the previous hearing the Court had opined that prima facie, it seems that collection of parking fees is illegal.

#lulumall #keralahighcourt

barandbench.com/news/lulu-mall…
The matter is before justice PV Kunhikrishnan.

Justice Kunhikrishnan : isn't it enough to hear this matter after vacation?

Advocates Jomy K Jose, for one of the petitioners and Advocate Nikhil Rohatgi for one of the respondents agree
Party in person presses for expeditious hearing and requests for stay on collection of parking fees (in malayalam)

Justice Kunhikrishnan (in malayalam) : Mr. Bosco, we have to hear all parties no? This is not a super-urgent matter.
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Kerala High Court Bench of Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly will soon pronounce judgement in the appeal against a single-judge's order upholding MediaOne Channel's ban.

#keralahighcourt #mediaone #MediaOneBan
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had revoked the channel's licence allegedly due to "national security concerns" flagged by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The channel has been off-air since Feb 8

#keralahighcourt #mediaone

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#BREAKING
The court has upheld the single judges decision. The ban on mediaOne will continue

#keralahighcourt #mediaone
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BREAKING: Kerala High Court is hearing its suo motu case registered in light of the practice of washing feet of 12 Brahmins for ‘atonement of sins’ at Sree Poornathrayeesa Temple, Tripunithura - this was allegedly reported in a Malayalam Daily
Counsel for the Devoswom Board has filed an affidavit stating that the ritual does form not part of the Temple.
#KeralaHighCourt
Court dictates order: An application by an NGO for impleadment (to become part of the case) be allowed.
The second respondent (Devoswom Board) has filed an affidavit.
#KeralaHighCourt
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The Kerala High Court is set to pronounce its judgment in a batch of petitions challenging an order of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting which had revoked the licence of MediaOne channel citing security concerns.

#MediaOne #KeralaHighCourt
Justice N Nagaresh will preside shortly, the case will be taken up at Item No. 1.

#KeralaHighCourt #MediaOne
The Judge has presided.

#KeralaHighCourt #MediaOne
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The Kerala High Court is set to pronounce verdict in the anticipatory bail pleas moved by Dileep and others in a case of alleged conspiracy to murder police officers investigating the 2017 actress sexual assault case
#Dileep

Read about the hearings : bit.ly/3HyqTom
The trial in the 2017 actress assault case was nearing completion when fold director Balachandra Kumar released some statements and audio clippings allegedly showing a close association between Dileep and the first accused in that case, Pulsar Suni.

#Dileep
The alleged Conspiracy to murder police officers investigating Dileep also came to light after Kumar's interview. This led to registration of FIR against Dileep, his brother and his brother-in-law and three others for offences punishable u/s 116, 118, 506, 120B IPC

#Dileep
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In a case pertaining to an article in Malayalam weekly 'Mathrubhoomi' that allegedly intended to defame RSS, #KeralaHighCourt clarified that 'any individual member of RSS can file a complaint in such cases.'

Article was about the impact of #RSS's terrorist
activities on Indians. Image
In this long-pending 2013 case, court held,

"Since Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (#RSS) is a definite and identifiable body......the contention of the petitioners that the 1st respondent has no locus standi to maintain a complaint under Section 500 of IPC is not tenable."
@RSSorg Image
Mathrubhoomi's printer, publisher, editor etc. had filed a petition before the high court to quash entire proceedings u/s 120B, 153A, 500 of IPC before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic Offences) based on a private complaint filed by the #RSS State Secretary.
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The Kerala High Court will soon be hearing the anticipatory bail plea moved by Malayalam Actor Dileep and others in a case of alleged conspiracy to kill the police officers investigating the 2017 actress assault case against him.
#Dileep #Keralahighcourt Image
Previously, the Court had granted Dileep and four others interim anticipatory bail and directed them to appear for interrogation for 33 hours over 3 days.

Read more :bit.ly/3s3IgGY
Yesterday, the prosecution told the Court that Dileep had destroyed critical evidence including mobile phones.
The matter is before Justice Gopinath P.
Sr. Adv TA Shaji is the Director General of Prosecution
Sr. Adv B Raman Pillai, adv Philip T Varghese for Dileep
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Kerala High Court is hearing the anticipatory bail plea moved by Malayalm Actor Dileep in the fresh case against him for allegedly conspiring to kill police officers investigating the sexual assault case against him
#Dileep #ActressAttackCase Image
Dileep, his brother P Sivakumar and brother in law TN Suraj have approached the court after FIR was registered against them by the Crime Branch of Kerala Police.

The case is before Justice Gopinath P

#Dileep #ActressAttackCase #keralahighcourt
Counsel appears and seeks time as Senior Advocate B Raman Pillai wishes to appear for Dileep but is unwell at the present moment.

#Dileep #ActressAttackCase
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What is wrong with PM Modi photo on vaccine certificate if University can have name of Jawaharlal Nehru: Kerala High Court

report by @GitiPratap

#kerala #highcourt #COVID19 #CovidVaccines #PMModi

Read more here: bityl.co/A3ia
The hearing of this case was paused as the Court rose for lunch.
Hearing has resumed now.
Justice PV Kunhikrishnan is hearing the matter.
Advocate Ajit Joy is appearing for the petitioner.
"Why are you ashamed of our. He became PM because of the mandate of the people:" Kerala High Court

#PMModi #KeralaHighCourt

Read full story: bityl.co/A3jN
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#SupremeCourt to deliver judgment in a bail plea plea filed by Thwaha Fasal, a journalism student accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for having Maoist links #UAPA
Bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and AS Oka to also deliver verdict on an appeal filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) challenging the bail granted to Alan Shuhaib, a third-year law student and Fasal’s co-accused in the case #SupremeCourt
SC: Order of the special court is restored. Appeal by accused 2 us restored. Appeal by union is dismissed. Appeal by accused 1 is allowed and confirmed.
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#KeralaHighCourt is slated to hear the appeals filed by several of the accused, including Swapna Suresh and Sarith PS, in the gold smuggling case of 2020.
The matter is before Division Bench of Justices K Vinod Chandran and C Jayachandran
#keralagoldsmuggling
The appellants are represented by Senior Advocates S Sreekumar and Gopakumanran Nair as well as Advocates Nireesh Mathew, Martin Jose, Manu Tom, Sooraj T Elenjickal and Ashwin Kumar MJ.
#keralahighcourt #keralagoldsmuggling
The respondents are represented by Assistant Solicitor General, P Vijayakumar instructed by Advocate Arjun Ambalappatta, NIA Special Public Prosecutor

#keralahighcourt #keralagoldsmuggling
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Swearing-in Ceremony of four judicial officers as Additional Judges of the Kerala High Court is set to commence shortly.
Follow this thread for live updates of the event.
Read more about the new judges @barandbench
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Justice C Jayachandran served as Principal District and Sessions Judge in Kottayam district
Justice Sophy Thomas, served as the Registrar General of the High Court, the first woman ever to be appointed to this post.
#keralahighcourt
Justice Sophy Thomas, an alumnus of Government Law College, Ernakulam, had previously served as the Principal District and Sessions Judge in Thrissur.
Justice PG Ajithkumar has served as the Subordinate Judiciary Registrar and Additional Director of the Kerala Judicial Academy.
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An exasperated judge to lawyer : There's so much disturbance. Mute your mic.
I'll take care of your arguments. Just gesture with your hands if you agree or not.
And buy a better mic, I can't go on like this.
#keralahighcourt
#virtualcourt
#courtroomexchange
At the same court, only moments ago.
Lawyer : Lordship, your audio keeps cutting off, can't hear for long periods of time.
The same exasperated Judge : there's nothing I can do about that. We just have to live with this.
#keralahighcourt #virtualcourt
#courtroomexchange
Same court, few minutes later
Lawyer : I was muted,I tried,mic was disabled
Judge : We are not doing anything here
Lawyer : It said mic disabled by host
Increasingly exasperated Judge : there's no host or hostess here doing anything. I am the only hostess here
#keralahighcourt
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#KeralaHighCourt is slated to hear the appeals filed by several of the accused, including Swapna Suresh, in the gold smuggling case of 2020.
The matter is before Division Bench of Justices K Vinod Chandran and Ziyad Rahman AA
@barandbench #goldsmugglingcase
Accused and their counsels are as follows
Swapna Suresh : Adv. Sooraj T Elenjickal
Sarith PS - Sr. Adv. Gopakumaran Nair, Adv Ashwin Kumar MJ
Mohammed Shafi, Jalal AM - Sr. Adv. S Sreekumar, Adv Nireesh Mathew
Ramees KT - Adv Martin Jose
Sharafudeen KY - Adv Manu Tom
The respondents are represented by Assistant Solicitor General, P Vijayakumar and NIA Special Public
Prosecutor Arjun Ambalappatta

The appeals were first posted on May 21, 2021 and were adjourned many times and posted for hearing
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The anticipatory bail hearing of Cessy Xavier, who had been exposed for practicing law without an LLB, is set to take place at the Kerala High Court today.
#Keralahighcourt
The Police has registered FIR for offences punishable under
Sections 417, 419 IPC - bailable
Sections 420, 465, 468 - non bailable
#keralahighcourt
The Court had, on August 13, declined to grant her any interim relief until the case could be heard in detail.
Read more @barandbench
#keralahighcourt

barandbench.com/news/kerala-hi…
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Justice PB Suresh Kumar of Kerala High Court is set to pronounce judgement on plea a seeking early administration of the second dose of Covishield vaccine to individuals who are willing and able to pay for the same
The petitioner, Kitex Garments Ltd wanted to administer the second dose of the vaccine to its employees earlier than the 84 day interval prescribed by the central govt.
#keralahighcourt
At earlier hearings , upon allegation by the petitioner in this regard the Court had questioned whether the 84 day gap was due to shortage or for efficacy
barandbench.com/news/gap-betwe…
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