Gujarat HC: Judicial Transparency Matters, Begins Auto-Listing Of Cases

July 5, 2022 2:10 pm

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday stressed that judicial transparency and accountability is important. Chief Justice Aravind Kumar issued a notice to implement auto-listing of specific fresh cases with effect from July 7, 2022. “As directed by Hon’ble the Chief Justice Mr. Justice Aravind Kumar, the following methodology is being implemented for the pilot implementation […]

Gujarat BJP Has Digital Edge To Woo Young Voters In 2022 Polls

July 5, 2022 1:15 am

Gujarat BJP is strengthening their day-to-day digital campaign to woo Gen-Z and Gen-Y voters who spend an average of 8 hours a day online. Consolidating the votes of millennials will ensure the 150+ seat target of the BJP in the upcoming 2022 assembly elections.  “We had started our digital campaign focusing on 2022 assembly elections with the hashtag […]

Gujarat HC Refuses To Abort 30-Week Pregnancy Of Minor Rape Survivor

July 1, 2022 6:27 pm

The Gujarat High Court refused the medical termination of the 30-week pregnancy of a mentally unsounded 15-year-old mute tribal rape survivor. The single bench of Justice Niral R Mehta said that it will not be desirable to terminate the pregnancy after hearing the opinion of the medical experts.  A panel of doctors formed by Banas […]

Gujarat HC Asserts Murder Conviction By Chain Of Cogent Circumstances

July 1, 2022 1:43 pm

The Gujarat High Court while hearing an appeal against a judgment of conviction and sentence to undergo life imprisonment, observed that a chain of circumstantial evidence becomes cogent evidence while convicting a man under section 302 IPC for murder. The court relied on the major finding that the prosecution witness (PW) 3 who is a […]

Gujarat HC: Don’t Deny And Delay Fundamental Rights, Issues Mandamus

June 29, 2022 7:33 pm

Gujarat High Court issued a writ of mandamus directing immediate appointment of the Presiding Officer in the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT)-I at Ahmedabad by stressing the right to speedy justice enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution. The Court stressed that the State shouldn’t deny and delay the fundamental rights of citizens due to technical […]

Gujarat HC Allows Custody Of Surrogate Child To Biological Parents

June 27, 2022 6:35 pm

The Gujarat High Court on Monday gives custody of the six-day-old surrogate child to the biological parents as the surrogate mother is imprisoned under severe criminal charges including child trafficking. The division bench of Justice V M Pancholi and Justice S N Bhatt considered the provisions of the surrogacy agreement between the intending parents and […]

Gujarat HC: Illegitimate Children Can Also Inherit Mother’s Property

June 27, 2022 4:44 pm

Gujarat High Court held that when a widow dies without making a will, then under section 15 of the Hindu Succession Act, her heirs are entitled to inherit the share of the property. The court observed that it doesn’t even matter if her son or daughter is born from wedlock or in illicit relationships in […]

Gujarat HC: Courts Should Exercise Powers Under 439 CrPC Carefully

June 27, 2022 2:59 pm

Gujarat High Court ruled that courts cannot impose any condition that amounts to exercising powers under a different enactment while exercising powers under section 439 CrPC. The court hence directed to delete the bail conditions imposed by the trial court on the petitioner stating that trial courts should exercise powers carefully. An application was filed […]

Gujarat HC Refuses To Order Status Quo Of Imam Shah Bawa Dargah

June 24, 2022 6:53 pm

The Gujarat High Court on Friday refused to issue an order of status quo against the conversion of 600-year-old Pir Imam Shah Bawa Dargah in Ahmedabad to Shree Nishkalnki Narayan Tirthdhaam Prnapih, a Hindu religious place. The petitioner advocate, Mihir Joshi, on behalf of the Sunni Awami Forum said that the shrine was undergoing rapid […]

Adv Kadri Moves To Guj HC On Police Notice Alleging Illegal Assistance

June 17, 2022 7:16 pm

The Gujarat High Court (HC) lawyer Adv Aniq Kadri with the support of the Gujarat High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA) moved a petition challenging Section 41A CrPC issued by the state police for filing a petition for anticipatory bail for the former additional solicitor general (ASG) to the High Court Advocate IH Syed. On 15 […]

Rahul Gandhi Attacks BJP Government On Agnipath Scheme

June 16, 2022 8:35 pm

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP Government’s Agnipath scheme stating that this defence recruitment scheme of youngsters shows no respect for the army as there is no rank, no pension, and no direct recruitment for two years which creates an unstable future even after four years of training. ” Don’t take […]

ADR Report: 23 Newly Elected Rajya Sabha MPs With Criminal Cases

June 16, 2022 7:14 pm

According to an analysis of candidate affidavits filed by newly sworn 57 Rajya Sabha MPs by the not-for-profit Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) have identified23( 40% ) MPs with declared criminal cases against themselves. Notably, out of the 57 MPs analysed by ADR, 53 (93%) are crorepatis and the average […]

Fake Cases Against Rahul To Distract Masses From Real Issues – Gujarat Congress

June 15, 2022 5:37 pm

Gujarat Congress on Wednesday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the state and the centre, claiming that Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were being framed in fake cases by Enforcement Directorate (ED). The sole purpose of these accusations was to deviate the masses from serious social, economic, and political issues the nation […]

Gujarat HC Issues Notice To Gandhi Ashram Trust And State Government

June 14, 2022 7:45 pm

The Gujarat High Court issued a notice to Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust (SAPMT) which manages the Sabarmati Ashram in response to public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi against the central and Gujarat government’s Rs. 1,200 crore redevelopment plan of the ashram. The PIL was filed by Tushar […]

Central Gujarat A Challenge For Congress, Though It Hopes To Cash In On Tribal Unrest

June 12, 2022 4:31 pm

Straddling a curious mix of urban and tribal areas, the Congress party’s campaign in the central Gujarat region hinges a lot on its ward-to-ward urban outreach programme for the cities and alleged anti-Adivasi policies of the BJP Government. And it is an uphill task for the Congress, which could manage to win only 24 out […]

Gujarat Congress To Protest ED’s Summons To Gandhis Over ‘Fake’ National Herald Case

June 12, 2022 2:35 pm

Gujarat Congress on Sunday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Enforcement Directorates’s (ED) summons to the Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case. On July 13 the state leadership will hold a protest near the ED office in Ahmedabad. The case pertains to the investigation into the alleged […]

Gujarat HC Grants Anticipatory Bail To Senior Advocate IH Syed

June 8, 2022 7:47 pm

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail to senior advocate and former assistant solicitor general IH Syed charged with the offences of extortion, criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting, voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult, criminal intimidation and wrongful confinement. Justice Nikhil Kariel observed, “the scales of justice tilt in favour of the applicant”. Further, the judge added that the FIR and statement made […]

Activists Release Ten Elephants From Trucks On Transfer To Gujarat

June 8, 2022 7:10 pm

Arunachal Pradesh authorities on Tuesday released 10 elephants from Gujarat-bound trucks destined for Jamnagar after the student activists protested. The transports also had no-objection certificates from the chief wildlife wardens of both Arunachal Pradesh and Gujarat. According to the documents, trucks had come from Namsai in Arunachal with 10 sub-adult elephants that were domesticated and […]

PSI Recruitment: Guj HC Rejects Nine Petitions Seeking Fresh Merit List

June 8, 2022 4:19 pm

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday dismissed the nine petitions filed by 880 candidates challenging the inclusion of reserved category candidates in the list of open category candidates in the preliminary merit list to appear in the main examination for the post of Police Sub-Inspector (PSI), Class-3. The petitioners submitted to the court to declare […]

Gold Smuggling Accused Swapna Alleges Involvement Of Kerala CM

June 8, 2022 4:26 pm

Swapna Suresh, the accused of the gold smuggling case on Tuesday alleges the involvement of Chief Minister(CM) Pinarayi Vijayan, his family, two top aides and one Cabinet minister in connection with the case. Pinarayi Vijayan denied the allegations by stating it as baseless and politically motivated. Swapna had stated under Section 164 of the CrPC […]