HC partly quashes law abolishing NRI quota in Guj

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The Gujarat High Court today partly quashed a government ordinance abolishing all NRI quota in colleges offering medical courses in the state. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi held unconstitutional the government’s decision to cancel quota for “genuine” NRIs seeking admission in colleges in the state, while… Read more »

Dalit flogging case: Guj HC seeks probe report

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The Gujarat High Court today asked the state government to file a report on progress of the investigation into the incident in Una tehsil last month where some Dalit youths were flogged after being caught skinning a cow. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi was hearing a… Read more »

HC notice to Guj on PIL on disposal of cow carcass

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The Gujarat High Court today issued notice to the state on a PIL seeking direction to the government to ensure systemic disposal of cow carcasses and pro-active action against ‘gau rakshaks’ to avoid incidents like the thrashing of Dalits at Una. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi… Read more »

Guj HC reserves order on 10 pc EWS reservation

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The Gujarat High Court today reserved its order on four petitions challenging the state government’s ordinance providing 10 per cent reservation to members of the economically weaker sections from unreserved category. The order was reserved by a division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi after concluding the hearing. Petitioners… Read more »

Hardik court undertaking to maintain law and order

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Hardik Patel

Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who walked out on bail after being confined for nine months, today filed an undertaking before a local court saying he will not indulge in any activity which will disturb law and order. He, however, made it clear that his reservation stir will continue “in a peaceful and democratic… Read more »

Hardik gets bail in Visnagar case, set to be released

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Hardik Patel

The Gujarat High Court today granted bail to Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in a case related to violence at the office of Visnagar MLA, paving the way for his release after being in jail for around nine months. On Friday, the high court had granted bail to Hardik in two sedition cases with… Read more »

Gujarat HC grants bail to Hardik in two sedition cases

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Hardik Patel

Gujarat High Court Friday granted a conditional bail to Patidar leader Hardik Patel. The high court asked him to remain outside Gujarat for at least six months. He will, however, continue to remain in jail because of another case against him, says Patel’s lawyer Zubin Bharda. Patel, who heads the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS),… Read more »

Gujarat HC stays order to give info on PM Modi’s degree to Kejriwal

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The Gujarat High Court today stayed the Central Information Commission’s order asking the Gujarat University to provide information on the degree earned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi accepted the varsity’s demand for stay. It also… Read more »

Income-based quota against the spirit of the Constitution: Gujarat HC

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Petitioners challenging Gujarat government’s ordinance granting 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections (EWS) for unreserved category today told the High Court that such income-based quota is against the spirit of Constitution as it would divide the society. In their reply submitted before a division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice… Read more »

Gujarat HC convicts 7 for murder in post-Godhra riots

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Overturning a trial court judgement, the Gujarat High Court has convicted seven persons for murder in a 2002 post-Godhra riots case in Viramgam town in the district. The court has asked the seven who have been convicted for murder to appear before it on July 25, when it will pronounce the quantum of sentence to… Read more »