The High Court was hearing a petition stating that the ongoing reclamation is not only illegal but will also irreversibly alter the coastal morphology, biodiversity and traditional ecological practices.
On Monday, a bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N M Jamdar was informed that over the weekend, there was “unprecedented” reclamation work, contrary to the BMC’s assurance before the court that it will not carry out any further reclamation till April 23.
From making a mobile application to teach Sindhi to offering tablets as prizes for language-related competitions held for children, the NGO and others of the community have been taking steps to promote the language and culture.
According to the petition, one Pradeep Bhaigade had filed a complaint with the competent authority, complaining that Vishwakarma had illegally transferred his residential premises to Pratibha Shetty and that the premises were being used for commercial purposes.
A division bench of Justice A S Oka and Justice M S Sonak, after allowing the petitions of three women seeking termination of pregnancy exceeding 20 weeks, kept the petitions pending as several such petitions are being filed in the court seeking relief under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971, which prescribes a limit of 20 weeks for an abortion.
The petition filed by the father, mother and two sisters of the deceased through their lawyer Tejesh Dande had asked the court to “hold and declare” the father and mother of the deceased entitled to utilise the embryo.
The woman said while the medical council has changed her name in the online records and also promised to issue a duplicate certificate with her maiden name, the institute has rejected her request to change the name on her diploma certificate.
The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), in its notice, had claimed that the buildings were coming up on a land where the Rs 1.08-lakh crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project - spread across three districts of Maharashtra - is coming up.
On December 2, 2015, deputy secretary of the state home department, based on reports submitted by the commissioner of police, the additional director general, the inspector general and the National Human Rights Commission, had suspended the sentences of the 11 officers.
The petitioner further stated that according to the court order, MMRCL was directed to keep the noise levels within standards prescribed and act immediately to reduce the noise levels if exceeded, but L&T had stated that no action will be taken unless the noise levels in the hour immediately preceding the complaint exceeded 83.6 decibel.