The petitioner submitted that though the ban was in place, the products were coming into the state from Madhya Pradesh and sought stringent laws to implement the state-wide ban and immediate action against such cartel, hoarders and transporters.
The petitions sought a direction to the state government to allow the members of the community to visit Jain temples to perform prayers, more particularly during the period of Paryushan from August 15 to 23.
The PIL stated, “It is pertinent to note that at present the immediate threat posed is due to the upcoming festivals like Ganesh Utsav, where large numbers of people are expected to travel in Konkan region from the rest of Maharashtra."
Stating that while the government has introduced online teaching for regular students, no steps were taken for special students, the PIL stated that 7 per cent of the state’s population comprised differently-abled people.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice A S Gadkari was hearing a clutch of pleas that claimed several lawyers did not own private vehicles and it became difficult for them to commute to the court.
The court further clarified that since little would be known about parole conduct of prisoners not out before, or only a single time, jail authorities could impose stringent conditions on them regarding their return.
On Wednesday, the petitioner informed the high court that over 13,000 migrant workers were stranded across Maharashtra and willing to return to their native places in Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Bihar, West Bengal and other states.
The total route length of the elevated Metro line-4 is 32.32 km with a total of 32 stations, out of which 1.2-km alignment at Bhakti Park is set to pass through CRZ-II area, as per sanctioned Coastal Zone Management Phase.
The Bombay High Court also sought details about the number of special trains and buses run, the number of migrant workers who boarded them, and the cost and losses incurred by the state government in these arrangements.
On July 30, Justice V K Jadhav was hearing a criminal appeal by a person, who had challenged the Nanded sessions court order of last October, convicting him for gangraping a victim with hearing and speech impairment, and sentencing him to 10 years in jail.
On July 3, expressing dissatisfaction over the lack of coordination between authorities and concern over the "alarming situation" in the districts, the High Court had warned that it may visit Covid-19 quarantine facilities and hospitals to see whether discipline was being maintained.
According to the chargesheet, the girl, introduced to the applicant during her class XII board examinations, was raped by the three men who had offering her some drink and food that had made her feel dizzy and sleepy.
A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari, and Sanjiv Khanna of the top Court on Friday dismissed two pleas filed by students and said, “We are not inclined to interfere in these special leave petitions (SLPs). Dismissed accordingly.”
The state government last week had informed the high court that it could not allow lawyers to travel by suburban local trains as it had restricted both the number of trains and passengers as a part of the measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the scheme, the state government submitted, girl students from Zilla Parishad schools aged between 11 and 19 years can purchase a pack of eight sanitary napkins for Rs 5, while women from rural areas could purchase the same Rs 24.
After perusing the reply, the court on Friday observed, “Although the respondent is willing to hear the petitioner through video conferencing, there is no statement as to how the BMC proposes to extend opportunity of hearing to other persons.
The July 13 GR, issued by Additional Chief Secretary Arvind Kumar, stated that from the point of view of administrative convenience, ZP CEOs will be entrusted with appointing a "suitable person" in consultation with each district's guardian minister.