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A summary of cases from the cause lists

A summary of cases from the cause lists of the Supreme Court of India, the Bombay High Court and the Delhi High Court.


Supreme Court of India

Bombay High Court

  • Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir through Joint Secretary v. State of Maharashtra through Dept of Medical
  • Janhit Manch & 2 Ors v. Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation & 16 Ors
  • Federation of Adoption Agencies v. Central Adoption Resource Authority

Delhi High Court

  • The Chancellor, Master and Scholars of the University of Oxford and Ors. v. Rameshwari Photocopy Services and Anr.
  • Britannia Industries Ltd. v. ITC Limited
  • Amity University v. University Grants Commission and Ors.


Supreme Court of India

1. SEBI v. Sahara India Real Estate Corpn. Ltd. & Ors.

[Item 301 in court 1 at 2 pm – IA 205-207/2016 in Conmt.Pet. (C) 412 & 413/2012 IN CA 9813 & 9833/2011]

Bench: Chief Justice TS Thakur, Anil R Dave, AK Sikri JJ.

Case concerning SEBI Sahara dispute.

Today in Court: The Court extended Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s parole after the deposition of Rs 352 crore with SEBI.


2. Association of Human Rights Activities v. Union of India

[Item 10 in court 4 – WP(Crl.) 126/2016]

Bench: Chief Justice TS Thakur, AM Khanwilkar JJ.

A fresh PIL. Check evening updates.

Today in Court: This item could not be tracked. Any leads/suggestions will be appreciated.


3. Mukesh v. State for NCT of Delhi

[Item 301 in court 4 – SLP (CRL) NO. 3119-3120/2014]

Bench: Justice Dipak Mishra, Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan JJ.

The appeal in the 2014 Delhi gang rape. At the last hearing, it was decided that Senior Advocates Sanjay Hegde and Raju Ramachandran would be arguing on evidence, and sentencing respectively.

Today in Court: A P Singh made his submissions in Court today. This matter will now be taken up on September 26.

Bombay High Court

1. Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandi through Joint Secretary v. State of Maharashtra through Dept of Medical

[Item 1 Court 52- WP(OS)/10158/2016]

Bench: CJ Manjula Chellur, MS Sonak J

A challenge filed by a number of private medical colleges in the State against the Centralized Admission Process with respect to the NEET.  At the previous hearing, the petitioners, the State government, and the intervenors concluded their respective arguments. Today’s hearing will be limited to the contentions of the minority institutions.

Today in court: Minority institutions argued for their right to administer their own colleges, and that the state will be infringing upon their fundamental right. After the submissions were concluded, the order in the case was reserved for Monday.


2. Janhit Manch & 2 Ors v. Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation & 16 Ors

[Item 901 Court 13 – PIL(OS)/37/2010]

Bench: AS Oka, Ak Menon JJ.

A PIL against the illegal hoardings in the state. Contempt notices were issued to 11 civic bodies in the state, and a number of political parties.

Today in court: The bench directed the state government to conduct a demolition drive against illegal hoardings. The matter has been kept for compliance after four weeks.


3. Mr. Santosh Digambar Honkarape & Anr v. Central Adoption Resources Agency & Ors

[Item 903 Court 13- PIL(C)/162/2015]

Bench: AS Oka, AK Menon JJ

The petitioners had challenged the 2015 guidelines on adoption issued by Central Adoption Resources Agency (CARA). They had alleged that the new procedure established by the guidelines, of viewing the children online, is unfavorable to these children. Since then, the central government has come out with new model rules for adoption under the Juvenile Justice Act. The state is yet to frame regulations in consonance with these model rules. For more details read our previous report.

Today in court: The regulations are yet to be framed. This case was adjourned.


Delhi High Court

1. The Chancellor, Master and Scholars of the University of Oxford and Ors. v. Rameshwari Photocopy Services and Anr. [For judgment]

[CS (OS) 2439/2012; Court No. 21 Item No. 9]

Bench: Rajiv Sahai Endlaw, J.

A suit initiated by three international publishers seeking to stop the sale of photocopies of textbooks by a xerox shop called Rameshwari Photocopy Service in the North Campus, New Delhi. For more information, you can read Gautam Bhatia’s piece published in Outlook.


2. Britannia Industries Ltd. v. ITC Limited

[FAO (OS) (Comm) 77/2016; Court No. 3 Item No. 28]

Bench: Badar Durrez Ahmed, Ashutosh Kumar, JJ.

The appeal filed by Britannia against the single judge order granted in favour of ITC in the digestive biscuits dispute between Nutri Choice Digestive Zero and Sun Feast Farmlite.

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