The B&B Causelist #158: Cases we track today
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The B&B Causelist #158: Cases we track today

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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

  • Gujarat High Court Advocates Association vs Union of India

Item 301 in Court 1 – WP (C) 841/2019

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer

Petition seeking the appointment of Justice Akil Kureshi as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court. The Court had last time stated that it had received a reply from the Law Ministry on the issue and the same will be placed before the Collegium for consideration. Read more here.

  • Vaiko vs Union of India

Item 302 in Court 1 – W.P.(Crl.) No. 256/2019

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer

Habeas Corpus petition filed by MDMK leader from Tamil Nadu seeking production of MP Farooq Abdullah who is allegedly under house arrest. Abdullah was supposed to be present at a function in Tamil Nadu and given that his whereabouts are not traceable, the petition has been filed.

  • Sitaram Yechury vs Union of India

Item 303 in Court 1 – W.P.(Crl.) No. 229/2019

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer

Habeas Corpus petition filed by CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury praying for production of former MLA Mohammed Tarigami. Court had given permission to Yechury to go to Kashmir to meet Tarigami and subsequently directed that Tarigami be shifted to AIIMS, Delhi.

  • Anuradha Bhasin vs UOI

Item 304 in Court 1 – W.P.(C) No. 1031/2019

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer

This petition filed by the Editor of Kashmir Times seeks relaxation on restrictions on the media and communication in the valley which has been under clampdown since August 5 when the special status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked. Other similar petitions are tagged with this matter

  • KN Govindacharya vs the Secretary General

Item 305 in Court 1 – W.P.(C) No. 1016/2019

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer

This petition prays for the live streaming of the proceedings in the Ayodhya case which is being heard by a five-Judge Constitution Bench on a day to day basis.

  • Padi Richo vs Union of India

Item 306 in Court 1 – WP (C) No. 1170/2019

  • Enakshi Ganguly vs Union of India

Item 307 in Court 1 – W.P.(C) No. 1166/2019

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad vs Union of India

Item 308 in Court 1 – W.P.(C) No. 1164/2019

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer

A number of fresh petitions filed by various persons, including a PIL, on different issues pertaining to the situation in Kashmir in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 will be taken up by the Court for admission.

  • M Siddiq (D) through LRS v. Mahant Suresh Das

Item 501 in Court 1 –  Civil Appeal 10866/10867/2010

Bench: CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices SA Bobde, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer

MADRAS HIGH COURT

  • Revenue Bar Association v UOI

Item no. 9 in Court 5 – WMP 26150/2019

Bench: Justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee

This petition challenges the recently notified rules concerning the appointment and the terms of service governing the President and Members of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunals (GSTAT).

Today in Court: The matter was adjourned to be taken up next on September 19, Friday.

  • Grace Bhanu v State of Tamil Nadu and ors

Item no. 11 in Court 5 – WP 6052/2019

Bench: Justices M Sathyanarayanan and N Seshasayee

This PIL plea calls for horizontal reservation for transgender persons in public employment and educational institutions. Further, it also prays for the issuance of government identification cards to transgender and intersex persons in accordance with the principle of self-identification.

Today in Court: Submissions were made by Senior Advocate Jayna Kothari for the petitioner, transgender activist Grace Bhanu. Inter alia, Kothari’s arguments focused on why transgender persons should be allowed to self-identify their gender identity rather than subject themselves to a medical screening in order to be recognised by the state as transgender. Additional Government Pleader E Manoharan appeared for the State of Tamil Nadu.The matter has been posted to be taken up next on September 30.

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