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A summary of important cases from the causelist of the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the Madras High Court.
The causelist will be updated in the evening to reflect the developments in court today.
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Item 46 in Court 1 – W.P.(C) No. 364/2019
Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna
This is a petition seeking directions to be issued to the Election Commission (EC) to take action against political party representatives and spokespersons who make speeches or remarks on religious or caste lines.
The EC told the Court yesterday that its powers in this regard are limited. The Court will examine the scope of the powers of the EC in this regard.
Today in Court: The Court said that no further action was necessary as EC has taken action it considered appropriate.
Item 19 in court 2 – WP(C) 472/2019
Bench: Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer
This is a petition praying that Muslim women be allowed to enter and offer prayer/Namaz in mosques.
The petition has been filed by a Muslim couple seeking a declaration that the prohibition on entry of Muslim women into mosques in India is illegal and unconstitutional for being violative of Articles 14, 15, 21, 25 and 29 of the Constitution.
Today in Court: The Court issued notice in the matter
DELHI HIGH COURT
Item 18 in Court 47- I.A. 5552/2019, I.A. 5553/2019 in O.M.P.(EFA)(COMM.) 6/2016
Bench: Justice Rajiv Shakdher
The case pertains to Daiichi Sankyo’s execution petition pursuant to an arbitral award for the recovery of Rs. 3500 crore from former Ranbaxy promoters Malvinder and Shivinder Singh.
Today in Court: The Court directed Luxury Farms Ltd and RC Nursery Ltd, two companies indirectly held by the Singh brothers, not to transfer, dispose of or create any third party rights in the assets.