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Apr 10 22 tweets 6 min read
Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi to shortly speak as part of a discussion organised by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy on 'Decoding Defection'.

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@DrAMSinghvi @Vidhi_India Image Discussion moderated by Arghya Sengupta, founder and Research Director at Vidhi.

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Feb 15 15 tweets 3 min read
#SupremeCourt is hearing the curative plea by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation against the top court’s 2021 order that required it to pay ₹8,000 crore to Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited, a subsidiary of Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Infrastructure Limited.

#SupremeCourt Image CJI: We will discharge the board till 1pm. Justices Pardiwala aur Misra ko bata dena (to court staff). Maybe they can attend to urgent matters of the other benches.

Former Attorney General KK Venugopal appears for DMRC, gives genesis of case.

Jul 14, 2023 25 tweets 4 min read
Bombay High Court is hearing batch of petitions including one by comic Kunal Kamra challenging amendments to the IT Rules of 2023 which provided for formation of Fact Check Units (FCUs)

@kunalkamra88 @GoI_MeitY Image Adv Gautam Bhatia for Association of Indian magazines making submissions.

Bhatia: We have raised three questions:
- Does the constitution authorise govt to classify speech based on values?
- Does constitution authorise govt to arbiter what is true and false…
May 2, 2023 49 tweets 24 min read
Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa organizes ceremony for distribution of e-filing and facility centre unit for 384 bar associations.

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju is chief guest for the event.

@KirenRijiju #KirenRijiju #BarCouncil #efiling Image Chairman of BCMG Milind Patil is giving welcome speech.

#KirenRijiju #BarCouncil #efiling Image
May 2, 2023 16 tweets 8 min read
Bombay High Court is hearing plea seeking relaxation of 75% eligibility for the IIT JEE Mains exams.

#BombayHighCourt @DG_NTA #JEEMain2023 Image Sahai, petitioner in person: Students who will be appearing and droppers in June, there are several students who have qualified JEE Mains and they are eligible for JEE Advanced. This criteria of 75% was not applicable for last 2 years because of COVID.

#BombayHC #JEEMain2023
May 2, 2023 16 tweets 7 min read
Supreme Court to shortly hear appeal by the Delhi Police against High Court order granting bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in a Delhi Riots case under the UAPA.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #DelhiRiots #UAPA @natasha_narwal @AsifTanhaJamia #SupremeCourt Image Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal: SLP was already decided, that observations will not influence trial. Everytime this matter is adjourned, SG seeks time. We were granted bail 2 years ago.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #SupremeCourt
May 2, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
Breaking: Advocate Nizam Pasha mentions before Supreme Court plea relating to upcoming film The Kerala Story, says it promotes hate speech.

Justice Joseph: We cannot tag it. Why don't you move the concerned High Court first. See a board had certified it, through a process. Image Pasha: If my lords see the transcript. It will release this week.

#SupremeCourt #keralastory
May 2, 2023 10 tweets 5 min read
#SupremeCourtofIndia #CourtroomExchange

Bench was hearing pleas regarding compliance of its judgement in Satender Antil

Justice Kaul: This is getting too cumbersome. Should we close? Every application we cannot (entertain) ... File SLPs. All focus cannot go on individual... Image Justice Kaul through the hearing reiterates that the exercise is meaningless if HCs don't file proper compliance affidavits.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #SupremeCourt
May 2, 2023 14 tweets 9 min read
The Supreme Court to continue hearing batch of PILs challenging the blanket ban on commercial surrogacy.

Matter before Justices Ajay Rastogi and Bela M Trivedi.

#law #SupremeCourtofIndia #SupremeCourt
#surrogacy #surrogate @MohiniPriya10 @AmeyavikramaT Image Respondent: We have amended our rules with regard to the IA saying that surrogate need not be related to the parents.

Petitioner: There is no notification.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #SupremeCourt #Surrogacy
May 1, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
Supreme Court hearing matter concerning non-implementation of women's reservation (for local body polls) in Nagaland.

#SupremeCourt #SupremeCourtofIndia Image Bench discusses.

Matter passed over.
May 1, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
Swearing in ceremony: Judicial officers Girish Kathpalia and Manoj Jain to take oath as additional judges of Delhi High Court.

Oath taking ceremony will start 10 am in the Chief Justice's court.

#DelhiHighCourt #SwearingInCeremony Image CJ Satish Chandra Sharma will administer the oath of office to the two newly appointed judges.

The ceremony can be watched through these links:


Mar 2, 2023 11 tweets 6 min read
Bombay High Court will continue hearing the bail plea filed by Gautam Navlakha in Bhima Koregaon case.

#BombayHighCourt #BhimaKoregaon @NIA_India ASG: It can go back to the lower court. My consent may be recorded. The officer is present.

#BombayHighCourt #BhimaKoregaon
Mar 2, 2023 22 tweets 6 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea by death-row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana, accused in assassination of former Punjab CM Beant Singh, seeking commutation of death penalty on ground of delay in deciding his mercy plea.

#SupremeCourt Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi representing petitioner.

Matter before Justices BR Gavai, Vikram Nath and Sanjay Karol.

Rohatgi: Convicted of bomb blast in which Punjab CM was killed, death sentence awarded in July 2007, confirmed by HC in 2010. Served 27 yrs, mercy plea in 2012
Mar 1, 2023 60 tweets 20 min read
The NCLAT will continue to hear today Google's appeal against the CCI order imposing a penalty of ₹1337 crore on the tech giant for its alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the Android mobile ecosystem.
#NCLAT #Google #CCI The Bench of NCLAT Chairperson Justice Ashok Bhushan and Dr Alok Srivastava, Member (Technical) will hear Google's submissions.
#NCLAT #Google #CCI
Mar 1, 2023 27 tweets 10 min read
The Supreme Court continues hearing bail pleas of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Matter before Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt #BhimaKoregaon #bail #law Sr Adv Rebecca John appearing for Gonsalves takes Court through documents relied on by the prosecution.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt #BhimaKoregaon
Feb 28, 2023 10 tweets 6 min read
Bombay High Court continues hearing appeal filed by Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha seeking regular bail in the 2018 riots case.

#BombayHighCourt #BhimaKoregaon @NIA_India Image Adv Yug Mohit Chaudhari: Some of the articles were not there in the chargesheet was the statement my learned friend had made, so I will just point out the page numbers of the chargesheet.

#BombayHighCourt #BhimaKoregaon
Feb 28, 2023 9 tweets 6 min read
Bombay High Court is hearing bail plea filed by Nawab Malik in money laundering case on merits of the case.

#BombayHighCourt #NawabMalik #ED @nawabmalikncp @dir_ed Image Desai points out judgment of Bombah High Court passed in order of Bhima Koregaon accused Varavara Rao granting temporary bail on medical grounds.

#BombayHighCourt #NawabMalik #ED
Feb 28, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea seeking filling up of vacancies of service quota judges in High Court benches, and seeking that such quota be raised to 50%. Image Counsel for Delhi HC: The 1/3 quota for service is being followed. I will need specific instructions.

Justice Gavai: Why should there be difficulty in filling up service vacancies? Do not come with half baked information like this, tell us how many service quota judges...
Feb 28, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea by Amaravati MP Navneet Rana challenging Bombay HC order that had cancelled her caste certificate that she used to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in a reserved category seat.

#SupremeCourtofIndia #SupremeCourt @navneetravirana Image Counsel: We have filed list of dates. Verification scrutiny committee had certified but the HC interfered.

SC: This will need hearing.

Adv for complainant: Urgency is there is an interim order.

#SupremeCourt #SupremeCourtOfIndia
Feb 28, 2023 24 tweets 18 min read
The Supreme Court to shortly hear bail pleas of activists Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case.

Matter before Justices Aniruddha Bose and Sudhanshu Dhulia.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt #BhimaKoregaon #bail #law Image Hearing begins.

Counsel seeks adjournment on behalf of ASG, court says they will hear Senior Advocate Rebecca John for now.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia #SupremeCourt #BhimaKoregaon
Feb 27, 2023 12 tweets 6 min read
Supreme Court hearing plea by BJP General Secretary BL Santhosh challenging order holding the party guilty of contempt of court for failing to properly disclose criminal antecedents of electoral candidates during the 2021 Bihar elections.

#SupremeCourtOfIndia @BJP4India Justice Gavai: On what ground are you seeking review?

Counsel for Santhosh reads from pleadings.