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Pleas challenging liquor prohibition maintainable, rules Gujarat High Court

Petitioners had challenged the liquor prohibition law on the ground that it was a violation of the right to privacy Ahmedabad: In a setback to the state government, the Gujarat High Court on Monday held that the writ petitions challenging liquor prohibition in Gujarat are maintainable. The final hearing has been scheduled for October 12....

Gujarat High Court starts live streaming of court proceedings

In a much-required move, the Gujarat High Court administration on Monday started live streaming of the proceedings from the court of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala. The live streaming of court proceedings, which has been started to ascertain the feasibility and workability of available options, is available on YouTube. Whether the court...

Lawyers’ body makes grave allegations against Gujarat High Court registry

Making grave allegations against the Gujarat High Court registry, the Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHCAA) has written to Chief Justice Vikram Nath pointing out that the registry is not circulating matters filed by junior advocates for several weeks, whereas billionaires and corporate companies are getting an urgent hearing within a few days of filing...

Lawyers’ body demands “physical functioning” of Gujarat HC, ready to accept restrictions

The Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHCAA) has written to Chief Justice Vikram Nath informing that the majority of its members prefer physical functioning of the high court rather than hearing of cases through video conferencing. The association had recently conducted voting on the issue and 64 per cent of the members of the bar...

Gujarat HC cautions health secretary not to restrict COVID-19 admissions in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital

The Gujarat High Court has cautioned health secretary Jayanti Ravi to ensure that COVID-19 admissions in Ahmedabad Civil Hospital are not restricted deliberately to cope up with work pressure in the future, or else the court will have to take “appropriate action”. The remark came in response to a submission made by an advocate appearing...

HC directs Gujarat govt not to insist on prior approval for COVID-19 testing in private labs

The Gujarat High Court has ordered the state government not to insist on prior approval for carrying out COVID-19 confirmatory tests by private hospitals and laboratories on patients requiring urgent surgeries, undergoing critical treatment related to haemodialysis, and other emergency surgeries including child delivery. The court has said such procedures cannot wait for...

People who can’t help have no right to criticise Gujarat govt for COVID-19 crisis: HC

Unhappy with the interpretation of the court orders for gaining political mileage and the debates going on social media and other platforms, the Gujarat High Court has remarked that people who cannot extend their helping hand amid the coronavirus crisis have no right to criticise the state government. The court said: “If the State Government...

Gujarat HC changes sitting of judges taking up urgent matters

The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued an administrative order changing the sitting of judges who are taking up urgent matters amid the coronavirus crisis. As per the new sitting effective from May 29, Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala will sit in the division bench and Justice RM Chhaya will sit with...