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May 5 22 tweets 12 min read
Member of Rajya Sabha and #NCP chief #SharadPawar appears before the #BhimaKoregaon judicial commission today for examination.

Adv Ashish Satpute appearing for the commission is examining him.

@PawarSpeaks Pawar deposing: In recent times it has been observed that section 124A of IPC is often misused against people. I have explained in my affidavit… it is invoked to suppress their liberty and tend to stifle any voice of dissent raised in a peaceful and democratic way. #SharadPawar
May 5 6 tweets 3 min read
Supreme Court will soon hear MP Navneet Kaur Rana's plea against the decision of the Bombay High Court cancelling and confiscating her caste certificate.

#SupremeCourt #BombayHighCourt A Bench of Justices RD Dhanuka and VG Bisht had held that Rana obtained the caste certificate by fabricating records to enable her to contest the parliamentary elections through reserved category candidature.

Read more here.

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May 5 43 tweets 7 min read
#SupremeCourt to continue hearing matters of pvt tour operators seeking GST and service tax exemption for Hajj

State to argue today
Sr Advs Arvind Datar and Gopal Sankaranarayan submitted in court yesterday Bench: One contention is no intelligible differentia between pvt and Hajj Group operators

Adv: Distinction was challenged but court did not interfere as based on policy matters. Ultimately organising travel to Hajj. Threshold requirement in service tax law is
May 5 18 tweets 3 min read
#SupremeCourt Bench led by J Khanwilkar is hearing matter related to local body polls and their delimitation J Khanwilkar: How can HC direction go against our order?

Counsel: Lordships may accommodate a Passover.

Bench: Alright come at two.
May 5 84 tweets 13 min read
#SupremeCourt to hear a plea by terror-accused Abu Saleem which seeks for #India’s compliance with the assurances given to #Portugal to not keep him in jail for more than 25 years from the time he was #arrested, that is, in 2002. Adv for Salem: I will show it from the judgment of the Portugal court to show that the assurance is in place.
May 5 15 tweets 3 min read
#SupremeCourt to hear matter relating to if foreigner can move Indian court of law if visa revoked

Petitoner was detained as part of clampdown on Tablighi Jamaat members post onset of the #COVID
pandemic Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, AS Oka and CT Ravikumar will hear
May 4 5 tweets 1 min read
#BombayHighCourt hearing plea pertaining to organ transplantation of a minor girl to her ailing father directs hospital authorization committee to take a decision by May 6. Government Pleader PP Kakade: State govt department has not received any documents or forms from the Global Hospital authorization committee, where the father is admitted.
May 4 5 tweets 3 min read
#BombayHighCourt adjourns PIL on implementation of mental health act across #Maharashta to June 13. Court asks counsel for petitioner and Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni to sit together and prepare a note which will assist the Court to know what issues to deal with in the PIL.

#Maharashtra #BombayHighCourt
May 4 46 tweets 6 min read
#SupremeCourt is hearing a plea seeking #GST and Service Tax exemption for #Hajj Pilgrimage Bench led by J Khanwilkar: Exemption should be asked for by recipient?

Sr Adv Arvind Datar: Qs is, is Hajj a religious ceremony or not? They have taken stand saying it's commerical activity, no exemption for Badrinath etc
May 4 5 tweets 1 min read
#SupremeCourt to hear to plea for fixation of fees for medical students studying in affiliated and deemed colleges by the Education Promotion Society of India. Bench: What is the problem?

Adv: The HC directed the formation of committee for fixation of fees.

Bench: This is a writ petition? you are saying High court?

Adv: The Madras High Court has formed committee in PIL , this is a direct writ petition.
May 4 11 tweets 2 min read
#SupremeCourt to hear a plea filed by All India Judges Association for payment of pension to retired judges on par with in-service judges. Bench: One of the IAs will be listed after vacation.

Amicus: I have filed a chart in another IA given the particulars of states which have complied with the order dated 05.04.2022 and those states which have not complied.
May 4 12 tweets 6 min read
[Senior Designation] Supreme Court is hearing pleas related to conferring of senior designation to lawyers using "arbitrary and discriminatory" secret voting as a norm by some High Courts.

#SeniorDesignation #SupremeCourt Court: We won't say anything now.. let the Solicitor file a response.

Counsel for Punjab & Haryana HC seeks for the court to hear the plea today itself.

Court: But what the Solicitor says will have a bearing.

#SeniorDesignation #SupremeCourt
May 4 21 tweets 4 min read
[Rajiv Gandhi Assassination]
#SupremeCourt to hear a plea regarding the State Government's power to entertain a mercy petition under the Constitution when the sentence of death imposed has been commuted to life. Adv: Learned ASG is in some other court. Pass over please.

Bench: Ask him to come, we will get over soon.
Mar 22 74 tweets 13 min read
#DelhiHighCourt is hearing petitions filed by Sahara Credit Cooperative Society and two other Sahara group companies challenging the order of the Central Registrar restraining them from taking fresh deposits as well as renewing the investment or deposit of existing members. The petitions are being heard by a bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Navin Chawla.
Mar 22 60 tweets 42 min read
[Amazon v Future Group] Delhi High Court will shortly continue hearing a batch of petitions dealing with the ongoing dispute between Amazon and Future Group.

Justice C Hari Shankar will hear the case. Follow this thread for live updates👇🏽

#DelhiHighCourt #Amazon #FutureGroup Read more about the plea being heard here.

#DelhiHighCourt #Amazon #FutureGroup
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Mar 22 8 tweets 3 min read
#BombayHighCourt to shortly begin hearing plea filed by company owned by family of #NarayanRane challenging the issuance of notices and orders passed by #BMC against Juhu bungalow.

Bench led by Justice AA Sayed to hear the plea.

@MeNarayanRane @mybmc Hearing begins.

Sr Adv Milind Sathe with Adv Amogh Singh appear for petitioner.

Sathe: This matter shows that notices were issued on complete erroneous reasons.
These buildings were constructed in 2013, and it was occupied by owners of the company.
Mar 22 10 tweets 2 min read
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
Mar 22 36 tweets 8 min read
#DelhiHighCourt will today hear a batch of petition seeking SIT investigation in North-east Delhi riots of 2020 and registration of FIRs against politician who allegedly instigated the violence.
#DelhiRiots On the last occasion, the court had issued notice to several politicians including union minister Anurag Thakur, congress leader Rahul Gandhi and several others.
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Mar 22 51 tweets 11 min read
#SupremeCourt to continue hearing the plea seeking disclosure of data related to vaccine trials and declaring #COVDVaccineMandates as #Unconstitutional State of Tamil Nadu: state has the power to issue vaccine mandates under the National Disaster Management Act. Unvaccinated people are the reason for vaccine mutation.
Mar 22 6 tweets 3 min read
Supreme Court to hear a plea raising safety concerns about the Mullaperiyar dam in Kerala, a longstanding dispute between the States of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. #Mullaperiyardam #SupremeCourt #Kerala #TamilNadu Senior Adv Shekhar Naphade for Tamil Nadu: we have received something today morning from other side. We have not taken a look at it. Can the hearing be tomorrow #Mullaperiyar
Mar 21 31 tweets 6 min read
#BombayHighCourt to shortly begin hearing plea filed by #BhimaKoregaon accused Varavara Rao seeking permanent bail.

Hearing before Bench of Justices Sunil Shukre and GA Sanap.

@NIA_India Court: There are four applications.

ASG: There is an interim application for extension.
Permanent bail.
Modification application to stay in Hyderabad.

#BombayHighCourt