The Gyanvapi Mosque survey started in the early morning of August 4, and a 41-member ASI team is conducting the survey. Notably, the conduct of the survey started a day after the Allahabad High Court upheld the verdict of the lower court which allowed the ASI team to conduct the survey of the mosque. As per sources, a group of Hindu organizations filed a plea seeking survey, claiming Hindu ancients.
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The Allahabad High Court on August 3, announced its verdict in the Gyanvapi Mosque case. The court has allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) of Gyanvapi Mosque premises. The decision is a big win for the Hindu side. The Allahabad High Court dismissed the Muslim side's plea to stay the ASI survey of the mosque. Vishnu Shankar Jain, representing the Hindu side said, Allahabad HC has ordered ASI Survey.
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Allahabad High Court affirmed the sentence of a man who mutilated the private parts of a four-year-old child in 1988 and was convicted by a sessions court under two sections of Indian Penal Code. The court denied the appeal filed by one Ishrat who was convicted by sessions Judge. The conduct was "committed out of severe sexual lust and sadistic approach," said HC, and the appellant does not deserve mercy.
Allahabad High Court allowed withdrawal of criminal complaint filed in 2007 against Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Health Mayankeshwar Sharan Singh for alleged murder attempts and other offenses. It ruled that putting Singh on trial would be pointless when the state government stated its unwillingness to prosecute him and withdrawal of case. According to allegations, Mayankeshwar and his 20 followers attacked a supporter of a Bahujan… read-more
Supreme Court will hear a plea filed by Alt News co-founder Mohammad Zubair seeking protection from arrest on July 8. It will also examine the plea against Allahabad High Court's decision to uphold the FIR filed after he reportedly referred to three Hindu seers in a tweet as "hate mongers." Zubair further requested that the probe be halted and UP police not "proceed, prosecute, or arrest" him based on FIR.
Allahabad High Court directed the Parliament and the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take proactive measures to "remove criminals from politics" and destroy the corrupt link between criminals, politicians, and bureaucrats. The remarks were made while refusing bail for BSP MP Atul Kumar Singh a.k.a. Atul Rai. The Lucknow police had charged Rai with aiding in the suicide of a girl and her witness outside the Supreme Court.
The Allahabad High Court will now get ten additional judges as permanent judges. The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the proposal for their appointments. The permanent judges who have been approved by the Supreme Court are Sanjay Pachori, Subhash Sharma, Subhash Chand, Saroj Yadav, Mohammad Aslam, Anil Ojha, Sadhna Rani, Syed Rizvi, Ajai Tyagi and Ajai Srivastava.
The non-bailable warrant issued by Allahabad High Court against IAS officer Ritu Maheshwari, has been 'stayed' by Supreme Court. The order was stayed by a Supreme Court bench headed by CJI NV Ramana, on May 10. Reportedly, Allahabad High Court issued a non-bailable warrant against Noida CEO and IAS officer Ritu Maheshwari, after she failed to appear before the court, in connection with the contempt proceedings against her.
The Allahabad HC dismissed a petition filed by against the UP CM Yogi Adityanath. The PIL was filed seeking direction to CM Yogi to take the oath of office of the CM again in his real name. The petitioner said CM Adityanath has used different names; 'Adityanath', and 'Yogi Adityanath'. The HC further imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the petitioner, who filed a PIL as an individual,
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Disappointed with the Allahabad HC, the Uttar Pradesh Govt challenged the acquittal of former state minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati under the POCSO Act. Notably, Prajapati was arrested and sent to jail in March 2017 on charges of gang-raping a woman from Chitrakoot district and attempting to rape her minor daughter. He and four other were convicted in 2017 rape case, but was aquitted in the POCSO case.
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