Satish Jha


Patidar quota agitation: Gujarat High Court calls reservation an ‘amoeboid monster’
Wed, Dec 02, 2015

The court has opined that reservation has only played the role of an amoeboid monster and it is shameful to ask for reservation after 65 years of independence.

Gujarat govt to CAT: Ansari working as prof in US, owes state $18,000
Tue, Dec 01, 2015

In its reply the government said it had tracked Ansari through “Google” and “Facebook” posts to conclude that he was “not deserving” of the Voluntary Retirement Scheme.

Four years after reinstatement, judge gets service benefits
Sun, Nov 29, 2015

The Gujarat High Court administration informed a division bench that the judge has been given the service benefits.

In Gujarat, five Muslims held under law against child marriage
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

On April 4, the girl’s father had filed a complaint against Shaikh for alleged abduction and rape, and also under Section 18 of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO), 2012.

For lack of a loo
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

He gave an affidavit promising to build a toilet soon but said election officials did not yield. His BJP rival, Rakesh Patel, vice sarpanch of Ajrai village, has been declared the winner of this election, unopposed.

Court acquits doctor accused of paying Chhota Rajan to abduct ex-Gujarat CM
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Rajan, who was recently caught and deported from Indonesia, is a wanted accused in this case.

Murder of BJP leaders: Police invoke UAPA against accused, seek NIA probe
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

The police investigation has revealed that the two leaders were allegedly murdered “to avenge atrocities against Muslims.

Gujarat BJP leaders’ murder — Dawood’s aide paid Rs 50 lakh supari: ATS
Sun, Nov 15, 2015

‘Javed Dawood Patel alias Javed Chikna and his younger brother Abid hatched the conspiracy six months ago’

Gujarat BJP leaders’ deaths: 7 arrested, ATS says Mumbai blasts accused ordered killings
Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Interestingly, the same motive has been claimed in cases of fake encounters, Jihadi conspiracy of 2003, killing of BJP leader Haren Pandya among other cases.

Recruitment case: Former ACJ’s dynamism gave succour to Gujarat HC admn, say sacked staff
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

The affidavit, accessed by The Indian Express, claims, “...the issue of posts lying vacant in the High Court was taken up with the state government and in view of said initiative shown by the then acting chief justice (Sahai), the posts were sanctioned

When HC heard habeas corpus plea, Hardik Patel was safe near home: documents reveal
Thu, Nov 05, 2015

The documents, accessed by The Indian Express, reveal that one of the petitioners, Dinesh, was in touch with Hardik over phone from 7.14 pm till 10.27 pm, moments before the petition was filed in the High Court.

Gujarat HC orders State Election Commission to bring NOTA buttons on EVMs
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Coming down heavily on the State Election Commission (SEC), the Gujarat High Court on Friday ordered it to maintain the option of “none of the above” or NOTA for the voters in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in the upcoming elections for local bodies including municipal corporations and panchayats.

HC rejects selection of counsel who argued Best Bakery case
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

The petitioners had said that the government should not have appointed Raghuvir Pandya to the post of DGP for his controversial role in conducting the trial of 2002 Best Bakery riots case in Vadodara court as a public prosecutor.

Gujarat HC grants permission for six-day protest march against land acquisition for Dholera SIR
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

The court was hearing a petition moved by a public trust seeking permission for the protest march in view of a prohibitory notification issued by the state government which barred such processions.

Prima facie case of sedition against Hardik Patel… needs to be probed, says Gujarat High Court
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The court said that it has not got into the detail of the case since investigation is at its nascent stage.

Patel agitation: Gujarat HC reserves order on Hardik Patel’s petition for quashing sedition charges
Sat, Oct 24, 2015

Following the argument, the court reserved the order and said it will pronounce it on October 27.

Police FIR has transcripts of Hardik’s calls: ‘break bottles, burn tyres’
Fri, Oct 23, 2015

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik and five of his associates are facing sedition charges in a case booked by the Detection of Crime Branch.

Gujarat High Court quashes ordinance to postpone elections
Wed, Oct 21, 2015

The state government had told the court that a "caste war" like situation prevailed which would not allow the free conduct of elections.​

Gujarat ATS arrest wanted man in 2003 ‘jihadi conspiracy’, Haren Pandya murder case
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

The man, originally from Ahmedabad, was evading the law for the past 12 years. He is also alleged to have played a role in the murder of BJP leader Haren Pandya.

Gujarat HC recruitment Row- PIL on land for judges led to ‘termination’: sacked staffers
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

The employees have filed a pack of petitions before the High Court claiming that their removal was “predetermined.”

After CBI raid, three ED officers shunted out
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

These three officers, who are facing charges of “demanding and accepting huge amount of bribe”, had busted the Rs 10,000-crore hawala racket in Surat

Gujarat High Court sacks its 89 employees recruited by former ACJ V M Sahai
Sat, Sep 26, 2015

“Yes, we have terminated the employees,” said Registrar General B N Karia. He said that the decision was taken by the committee (of five judges) and subsequently order of termination was passed.

HC pulls up Hardik Patel, lawyer: You took court for a ride… filed plea for publicity
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The Gujarat High Court (HC) on Thursday severely criticized Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel and his lawyer BM Mangukia while saying that both of them “took the court for a ride” by filing a habeas corpus petition past midnight on September 22.

Before CBI raid, ED officer Jitender Pratap Singh was under PMO scanner
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

The CBI, which raided several premises of Singh and his colleagues on Wednesday night, reportedly found “incriminating documents”.

Gujarat police book Patidar leader under sedition charges
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

According to police sources, there will more such FIRs against PAAS leaders and individuals.

PAAS leader Hardik Patel surfaces, says he was abducted, threatened at gunpoint
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

Accompanied by his lawyer, Hardik claimed his “abductors” warned him not to take the reservation stir any further, else he “will be killed”.

Gujarat HC issues notice to state government seeking Hardik Patel’s whereabouts
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Hardik ducked a police nakabandi after a public meeting in Bayad town of Aravalli district even as 17 of his aides were arrested.

2002 post Godhra riots: Trial concludes in Gulberg Society massacre case
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

The trial of Gulberg Society Massacre of 2002 post Godhra riots concluded on Tuesday following completion of arguments by victims' lawyer.

Rape cases against Asaram, son: Couple arrested for attacks on witnesses
Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Police is also investigating the role of these two arrested persons in connection with the attacks on witnesses of rape cases filed against Asaram and his son Narayan Sai.

Meat the many foods of India: Bringing different food histories to the table
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The politics of food runs deep. Delhi-based social activist Shabnam Hashmi says that in India, home to various religions and divergent cultures, it is believed that we are what we eat.

All-India Women’s meet: Gujarat CM attends RSS event at disputed shrine, Muslims allege ‘saffronisation bid’
Sun, Sep 13, 2015

The Muslims residing in the area are upset that the participation of a chief minister, in a way, gave legitimacy to what Muslims have been objecting to - saffronisation of the shrine.

Gujarat: 2 judicial magistrates held for ‘corruption’
Thu, Sep 10, 2015

The two had been summoned by the investigating officer and after hours of questioning since Tuesday, they were arrested from the vigilance cell’s office on the high court premises.

Godhra Riots: Gujarat govt gets HC nod to launch probe against former DGP Sreekumar
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

Sreekumar had several run-ins with the Gujarat government which started following his depositions before the Nanavati Commission probing 2002 post-Godhra riots.

94 employees of Gujarat HC issued show cause notices, face termination
Tue, Sep 01, 2015

High Court issued show cause notices to class-III and Class-IV employees whose appointments were made "without using public advertisement" and didn't follow selection procedure.

Gujarat HC suspends two judges after bribe talk is caught on camera
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

The recordings, both in audio and video format, revealed that the accused judges were found “negotiating” over phone in order to favour the lawyers.

Gujarat High Court warns cops, Hardik Patel gets a victim’s rakhi
Sat, Aug 29, 2015

Shwetang’s last rites have been deferred until Sunday in view of Raksha Bandhan Saturday.