ALLAHABAD HIGH COURT

  • Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court 2 days ago

    Allahabad: In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid. Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani passed the order while dismissing a batch of...
  • Nithari case: Allahabad High Court puts hold on Surinder Kohli's hanging till December 22 December 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday stayed the hanging of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Kohli till December 22. Kohli was convicted for the murder of a girl, Rimpa Halder, who went missing in Noida in December 2006. After a police investigation, she was found to have been murdered...
  • Allahabad HC issues notice to Azam Khan for holding an office of profit September 25, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan over the office for profit issue. The court asked why Khan should not be disqualified as an MLA since he is also the Vice Chancellor of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. The Court served...
  • Allahabad HC recommends expulsion of 11 trainee judges over arson in Lucknow September 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday recommended expulsion of 11 trainee judges. The decision comes after the trainee judges allegedly indulged in arson and misbehaved with a girl in Lucknow. The alleged incident took place on September 7 at a restaurant in Lucknow. The judges allegedly got involved in a...
  • Allahabad High Court dismisses PIL seeking ban on release of Ajay Devng's 'Singham Returns' August 15, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a ban on the release of Ajay Devganstarrer 'Singham Returns' after a submission by movie's coproducer that alleged objectionable dialogues have been removed. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Deshmukh and Justice Dilip Gupta dismissed the PIL...
  • HC summons UPPSC chairman, secretary over alleged irregularities in selection process August 14, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the chairman and the secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission to appear before it next week in connection with a petition alleging irregularities in selection process. A division bench comprising justices Rakesh Tiwari and A R Masoodi asked the officials to...
  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • Justice Katju alleges former CJI Justice Kapadia of overlooking corruption August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made fresh allegations in his latest blog regarding the promotion of a judge of Allahabad High Court of questionable reputation. Katju mentions that a certain judge was transferred to the Allahabad High Court after coming...
  • UP: Moninder Singh Pandher gets bail in 4 Nithari killings case August 4, 2014

    Allahabad: Moninder Singh Pandher, one of the accused in the infamous Nithari killings that rocked Noida in 2005 and 2006, has been granted bail in four cases by the Allahabad High Court. Even though Pandher got the bail on Monday but he cannot come out of jail yet as there...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook July 23, 2014

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Badaun gangrape: Allahabad High Court to hear plea seeking CBI probe on June 11 June 9, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Monday fixed June 11 as the next date of hearing on a PIL seeking direction for a CBI probe into the gangrape and murder case of two Dalit girls in Badaun as Uttar Pradesh government submitted the copy of a notification recommending such an inquiry. The court's...
  • FIR lodged against judicial magistrate on various charges May 27, 2014

    A criminal case been lodged against a judicial magistrate posted in the Ghaziabad courts on various charges including using force against a woman with the intention of molesting her, police said on Tuesday. Police said the incident occurred April 13 in Modinagar town of the district when Additional Judicial Magistrate Sunil...
  • Mathura advocates go on strike, demand morning court during summer season May 14, 2014

    Demanding change of court timings in the summer season, lawyers in the district today went on indefinite strike. The lawyers alleged that the Allahabad High Court has not changed the court timings in the district this year despite their request for introduction of morning courts, Secretary Mathura Bar Association Pradeep Sharma...
  • HC dismisses PIL objecting to girls wearing skirts in schools May 9, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition objecting to dress codes in schools whereby girl students were made to wear skirts. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Deshmukh and Justice Dilip Gupta while qashing a Public Interest Litigation said "the change, if any, must be brought in the...
  • Petition seeks action against Amit Shah for controversial remark May 8, 2014

    A petition was filed in Allahabad High Court on Thursday seeking action against BJP leader Amit Shah for his statement in which he had described Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh as a "haven for terrorists". The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing on Monday, was filed by one...
  • HC dismisses Ramdev trust's plea for holding yoga camps in Amethi April 29, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed by yoga guru Ramdev's trust challenging refusal of permission to organise yoga camps in Amethi. The Lucknow bench of the High Court, comprising Justice Sunil Ambawani and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya, passed the orders on the petition filed by Bharat...
  • Commercial establishments in residential areas to face sealing drive April 26, 2014

    Several commercial establishments including banks, ATMs, nursing homes, coaching centres, cyber cafes and private schools running in residential sectors are going to face the heat as Ghaziabad Development Authority has launched a drive against them. Allahabad High Court in September last year had directed GDA to seal all buildings in residential...
  • Sahai Commission records statements of 125 Muzaffarnagar riots victims April 22, 2014

    The one-member Sahai Commission probing into the Muzaffarnagar riots has recorded statements of 125 victims, district authorities said on Tuesday. Constituted by the UP government and led by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, the commission completed recording statements of 125 riots victims in Muzzaffarnagar on Monday,...
  • Noida Authority seals Supertech's two towers as per Allahabad High Court order April 16, 2014

    Noida Authority today sealed realty firm Supertech's two 40-storey towers with more than 800 flats following the Allahabad High Court's order to demolish the buildings. The towers -- Apex and Ceyane -- have a combined 857 apartments, of which 600 were sold, and are a part of Supertech's Emerald Court project. On...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots April 16, 2014

    A one-member judicial commission constituted by the UP government to probe the Muzaffarnagar communal violence began its hearing on Wednesday. The commission led by Justice Vishnu Sahai, retired judge of Allahabad High Court, will record statements of riots victims in its sittings till April 21, district administration sources said. The commission...
  • Allahabad High Court order worries Noida Extension flat buyers April 12, 2014

    Lakhs of flat buyers of Noida Extension are concerned over the news of the Allahabad High Court order to demolish the two towers of Supertech's Emerald Court in Sector 93A in Noida as they fear similar orders may come for Noida Extension builders too. All these builders have also got their revised...
  • HC orders withdrawal of gunners given to SP MLA, daughter April 11, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court has ordered withdrawal of gunners provided to controversial SP MLA Vijay Kumar Mishra and his daughter Seema Mishra, who has been fielded by the party in the Lok Sabha elections. A division bench comprising Justice Tarun Agrawala and Justice Rajan Roy observed, "The philosophy of the state...
  • Amit Shah's petition challenging FIRs dismissed as withdrawn April 10, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn BJP leader Amit Shah's petition challenging the FIRs lodged against him in UP for alleged hate speeches after he stated that he wanted to reply to the EC notice in the matter. A division bench comprising justices Arun Tandon and Satish Chandra...
  • Ensure arrest of gangrape accused ex-MLA: HC to UP police March 26, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh police to ensure arrest of an absconding former MLA who has been accused of raping a girl along with his brother and a close aide in Badaun district six years ago. Passing the order, a Division Bench comprising Justice Devendra Pratap Singh...
  • Allahabad High Court gives EC a week's time to reply to PIL on political parties March 13, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Thursday gave four week' time to the Election Commission to file its reply on a petition seeking that the registration of 51 political parties be quashed. The Lucknow bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and D K Upadhyay passed the order on a PIL filed by a local...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs March 5, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order dated...
  • Lawyers go on day-long strike to support doctor's stir in Kanpur March 5, 2014

    Lawyers in Kanpur on Wednesday extended their support to the doctors' stir by going on a day-long strike. By boycotting work we are not only supporting the affected doctors but also those patients who are left to wander around in need for medical services, Kanpur Bar Association, President Suresh Chauhan said. A...
  • Allahabad HC directs state government to axe security to 288 people March 3, 2014

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw, within 10 days, security provided to 288 people with criminal antecedents. This list includes former ministers Ram Achal Rajbhar, Rakeshdhar Tripathi, Daddu Prasad, Nand Gopal Gupta, Harish Nagpal, D.P. Yadav, Pankaj Chaudhary, Begum Noor...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots inquiry commission to visit after 3 months March 2, 2014

    The one-man inquiry commission constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the Muzaffarnagar riots will visit again Muzaffarnagar after three months, sources said. The commission constituted by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, will visit and meet victims, official sources said, adding that he will come tomorrow...
  • Allahabad HC raps CBI for 'partiality' in probing Ghaziabad GPF scam February 11, 2014

    CBI has drawn flak from the Allahabad High Court for having been "partial in investigating" the multicrore GPF scam in Ghaziabad district court and "favouring" a number of officials "probably under some pressures having been exerted from some higher ups". "I am very much firm in my view that the CBI...