Petitions in the courts

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CJP’s Assam Legal Aid Petition: Gauhati HC grants Assam and UoI final chance to file affidavits CJP had moved the HC over inadequate legal aid for NRC excluded persons

On March 24, 2022, the Gauhati HC granted four weeks’ time to the State of Assam and the Union of India (UoI) as a final opportunity to file their respective affidavits in connection with the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) which raises concerns over the quality of legal…

CJP’s Assam Legal Aid Petition: ASLSA indicates shortage of funds for providing legal aid to those excluded from NRC Previously, the Gauhati HC had emphasised upon importance of funding for legal aid

The Assam State Legal Services Authority (ASLSA) has indicated in its affidavit that it is in need of financial resources to provide legal aid to the large chunk of the state’s population (over 19 lakh persons) who have been left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). This affidavit was submitted in connection with…

Assam police firing: State responds to victim family’s plea, says acted in self defence CJP assisted in filing the petition before Gauhati High Court

Sheikh Farid, a resident of Kirakara village of the Dhalpur region, would not have lost his life at the tender age of 12 had the police handled the situation professionally and with due diligence and care. In October, CJP helped Farid’s family file a petition before the Gauhati High Court seeking compensation from the state for the unlawful…

All this material raises suspicion of offence: Petitioners in Zakia Jafri SLP SIT used sting op tapes in other trials but disregarded in closure report

The Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar heard the final submissions of both the petitioners as well the respondents in the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Zakia Jafri and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), where petitioners submitted evidence of how the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the…

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They want all this material to be effaced from the nation’s memory: Petitioners in Zakia Jafri SLP Point out all material that required further investigation

On December 8, the petitioners made their final submissions in the Zakia Jafri SLP hearing before the Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar and are likely to conclude today. Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal, representing the petitioners, Zakia Jafri and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), made several submissions countering…

Zakia Jafri SLP: Petitioners argue there was evidence for Magistrate to issue process Petitioners presented counter-arguments after SIT concluded their arguments

On December 7, the Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar heard the concluding arguments of the State of Gujarat as well as the counter submissions of the petitioners. The hearing will continue on December 8. The petitioners made some significant counter-submissions before the court highlighting how the Special Investigation…

Zakia Jafri SLP: SIT argues if investigation is ordered, some acquitted person will be prejudiced SIT concluded its arguments urging the court to not exercise jurisdiction

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) concluded its submissions in the Zakia Jafri – CJP Special Leave Petition (SLP) before the bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar on December 2, 2021. The SIT, represented by senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi, submitted that the Magistrate had applied its mind in considering the closure report…

Zakia Jafri SLP: SIT again fails to defend its shoddy investigation Deflects by accusing petitioners of "building castles in the air"

The Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar continued to hear the submissions being made by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) represented by Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi in the matter of the Special Leave petition (SLP) filed by Zakia Jafri and CJP concerned with the allegation of larger conspiracy behind…

The complaint was supposed to be additional material only: SIT in Zakia Jafri SLP SIT claims inaction of officers not criminal, dereliction of duty at best

On November 25, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) represented by Senior Counsel Mukul Rohatgi continued to make their submissions in the Special Leave Petition (SLP) of Zakia Jafri and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) before the Supreme Court bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and CT Ravikumar. The respondents are relying upon the…

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