Gujarat to move apex court against High Court stay on conversion law sections

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel on Friday said the state government will move the Supreme Court against the High Court’s last week order staying certain sections of the contentious law against religious conversion, including its “core” provision. Among other sections, which mainly deal with religious conversion through marriage, the Gujarat High Court had also … Read more

Gujarat High Court issues notice to state govt over new anti-conversion law

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the state government while hearing a petition challenging the provisions of a new law which penalises forcible or fraudulent religious conversion through marriage. A division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Biren Vaishnav, which heard the plea, issued the notice to the state … Read more

High Court points to differences between Gujarat government’s affidavit & ground reality

The Gujarat High Court has said that there were differences between the affidavit presented by the government on the Covid situation in the state and the ground reality. Laying bare the harsh realities, the court has questioned the state health infrastructure’s preparedness to tackle the projected half-a-million Covid cases expected in the next 15 days … Read more

Gujarat: Over 19% voter turnout till noon in Morva Hadaf assembly bypoll

A voter turnout of 19.40 per cent was registered till 12 pm on Saturday in the bypoll to Morva Hadaf (ST) assembly seat of Gujarat’s Panchmahal district, officials said. Of the 2.19 lakh registered voters, 19.40 per cent voters exercised their franchise between 7 am and 12 pm. Voting would continue till 6 pm, a … Read more

Gujarat HC initiates suo motu PIL on COVID-19 ‘health emergency’ in state

The Gujarat High Court on Sunday initiated a suo motu PIL over the coronavirus situation in the state, observing that media reports on the pandemic indicate that the state was heading towards a “health emergency of sorts”. Through an oral order, Chief Justice Vikram Nath directed the high court registry to register a fresh suo … Read more

Exporters drag DRI to various high courts over GST exemption notices

Mumbai: Exporters have dragged the Revenue Intelligence (DRI), India’s primary anti-smuggling intelligence agency to various courts following notices over allegedly wrongfully availing Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemptions. Exporters have filed various writ petitions in Gujarat High Court, Punjab High Court, Bombay High Court and Madras High Court. Some of the courts have decided to … Read more

Punishment for not wearing mask: Gujarat HC orders compulsory community service at Covid-19 care centres

According to the Gujarat Health Department, 1477 new cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours. Gujarat High Court has ordered that any person who is found without a mask will have to do compulsory community service at COVID-19 care centres. This has been mandated by the Gujarat High Court and Gujarat government is … Read more