SC allows Maha govt to hold ‘Make in India’ event at Girgaum Chowpatty beach

A bench comprising Justices M Y Eqbal and Arun Mishra allowed the submission of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the state, that the proposed function is "India's pride".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 3, 2016 12:42 pm
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a Bombay High Court order and allowed the Maharashtra government to hold an event at Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai to kickstart the ‘Make in India Week’ programme, which will be attended by the Prime Minister.

A bench comprising Justices M Y Eqbal and Arun Mishra allowed the submission of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the state, that the proposed function is “India’s pride” and the administration does not propose to raise any permanent structure at the beach site.

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He also opposed the apprehension that the holding of such an event will obstruct traffic flow in South Mumbai saying, “I am the State. Do you think that the State will obstruct the smooth flow of traffic?” Prime Minister Narendra Modi, delegates from 56 countries and several other dignitaries are scheduled to take part in this programme, he said.

Finding merit in his submission, the bench said, “We issue notice. In the meantime, interim relief in terms of prayer ‘a’ (seeking permission to hold the function) is being granted.”

The apex court had on February 1 agreed to hear the appeal of the Maharashtra government against the Bombay High Court order denying permission to hold the event at the beach. The state had said in its plea that the idea behind holding such an event, to be held between February 13 and 18, is to attract investment in Maharashtra and certain events have been allowed to be held at Girgaum beach in the past also.

The high court had on January 28 refused to allow the state to hold the event at the beach. The Maharashtra government had filed an application before the high court after a committee, appointed by the HC in 2001 to monitor activities on the beach, asked the government to seek the court’s permission.

The HC-appointed committee had in 2005 submitted the guidelines on what activities and functions can be permitted to be held at the beach. The high court, while refusing to grant permission to the state government, had observed that permitting the government to hold such functions at the beach will be “faulty” to the guidelines of the committee.

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First Published on: February 3, 2016 12:39 pm
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    Aap
    Feb 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    Centre would try and advertise as its own achievement. Other than this nothing is there to advertise. Make in India will take couple of years to realise. Indeed good idea.
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      Aakash Gupta
      Feb 5, 2016 at 3:31 pm
      I own a shop at girgaum chowpatty.. Plz let us knw will we be able to run our business on the event day.
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        Madhu Reddy
        Feb 3, 2016 at 8:54 am
        Proud to be STRONG supporter of TEAM MODI Jai sree ram
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          MyTake
          Feb 3, 2016 at 8:48 am
          Modi should open a Traitor Square somewhere where all the traitors and leg pullers can congregate. This will empty the much needed space elsewhere for the hardworking people to debate their ideas.
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            MyTake
            Feb 3, 2016 at 8:28 am
            Real people and real leaders are busy with Make in India work and all the lazy b u m s and freeloaders are busy with make believe protest India!
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              AK
              Feb 3, 2016 at 2:25 pm
              Waste of tax payers money...execution is still poor
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                amit
                Feb 3, 2016 at 8:44 am
                I am surprised why govt have to go to SC? Some freeloader desparate to hold the country progress. Bloody his.
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                  Arun
                  Feb 3, 2016 at 1:51 pm
                  Waste of public money. Make in India has been happening from time immemorial. Just old wine in new bottle with b name MODI. The news channel will a field day and go on and on for over 24 hours about it, without reporting any other news.
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                    PN badri
                    Feb 3, 2016 at 8:40 am
                    Flip flop approach by courts due to VVIP/VIP meet and disturbing. What is role of national green tribunal.
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                      Karunakaran
                      Feb 3, 2016 at 7:40 am
                      A Dalit is forced to clean the toilets of people in the cities, clear garbage, clear dead animals, do the jobs that other Indians would not go near. When you start cleaning the toiltes of the pople in the cities, you can advise Dalits to be just Indians. They have been trying to be just Indians for centuries, but the upper castes require toilet cleaners, garbage cleaners, etc. Regardless, 200 million Dalits have have had enough of the baniya hoodwinking. Now they will vote for Congress, JD(U), AAP - as these are committed to make the Dalits normal Indians!
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                        Karunakaran
                        Feb 3, 2016 at 9:04 am
                        Sardar Vallabh bhai's statue is being made in China right at this moment! This is the irony of the present Indian government run by the Gujju selfie-chaser and other uneducated people.
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                          Karunakaran
                          Feb 3, 2016 at 10:03 am
                          The photoshopped selfie-chaser dokhlabhai has two things to his credit: getting the Vallabh bhai statue made in China, and the Bullet trian to Gujjuland for Rs 98,000 crores. On everything else the photoshopped selfie-chaser dokhlabhai and his equally neducated cabinet colleagues have miserably failed. India's economy is gone to the dogs. The only people who praie the photoshopped selfie-chaser dokhlabhai are Gujjus based abroad. Get ready to welcome Mr Nitish Kumar as the next PM. Mr Nitish Kumar has style and he has substance.
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                            anshu
                            Feb 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm
                            98000 crores for bullet train...r u serious? Otherwise they dont have money for OROP and heavily diluting MGNREGA and our air force is in critical state cause he didnt buy the jets but for this good for nothing nonsense train he is spending 98000 crore.if cong had done this in this very same scenario chaddis wud have started nationwide riots giving them every demeaning label in the world
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                              anshu
                              Feb 3, 2016 at 1:55 pm
                              Blame his for everything even when you dont even know the entire case . That is the hall mark of u chaddis. If only ur mother had also blamed the his back in the day a liability like u wudnt have been born. They need permission for it and maha gov asked for in bombay high court but they denied so they moved to supreme court. Now say bombay hogh court judges also anti national and vatican agents
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                                anshu
                                Feb 3, 2016 at 1:49 pm
                                Chaddi bolo NAMO NAMO NAMO NAMO
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                                  anshu
                                  Feb 3, 2016 at 1:59 pm
                                  IT business wont establish india just as it didnt establis china. Manufacturing solidifies the countrys structure.IT and software are way too volatile pur abhi to feku pe zuckerberg ka bhoot sawar hai na
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                                    anshu
                                    Feb 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm
                                    Made in india made in india Ek statue chahiye bas made in india
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                                      anshu
                                      Feb 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm
                                      There alredy is one. RSS headquarters its called. Their u will find all the rejects of society and traitors to the country who like to hide in the garb of patriotism and nationalism just like wolf in sheeps clothes
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                                        anshu
                                        Feb 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                                        These courts overturn their junior court verdicts so swiftly as if trying to prove the lower court is incompetent.wats the image of indian judiciary when verdicts of sessions and district courts are overturned by high court and its own decisions are then overturned by supreme court
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                                            narayan
                                            Feb 3, 2016 at 8:54 am
                                            opposition is not interested India's development. they are focused on Modis pority and acceptance by citizens.
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