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Centre receives Notice from SC, Maharashtra Govt on plea to rename Bombay High Court as the High Court of Maharashtra

Lawstreet Journal 5 Jun 2020 8:11pm

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On Wednesday (June 3, 2020), a notice was issued by the Centre from the Supreme Court asking the Maharashtra government and others to respond to a plea that sought directions to rename the Bombay High Court as the High Court of Maharashtra. 

The matter was heard through video conferencing and the bench was headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, and the bench ordered to issue notices to the Centre, governments of Maharashtra and Goa and Registrar General of the Bombay High Court seeking their responses on the petition filed by a former labor court judge. 

The said plea was filed by a Thane-based V P Patil who has served as a judge for 26 years and that he has also sought directions to the authorities to take effective steps for implementation of a clause of the Maharashtra Adaption of Laws (State and Concurrent Subjects) Order, 1960 for conservation and preservation of distinct culture, heritage, and traditions of the people of Maharashtra.

He further stated that the concerned authorities in other states should also be directed to change the names of their high courts as per the name of the states where they are located, and the said plea on behalf of Mr. Patil was filed by his advocate Shivaji M Jadhav. 

It was remarked, “This court ought to consider that expression of regional and geographical identity forms part of freedom of speech and expression as guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution of India and thus the expression of the word Maharashtra while… Continue Reading...

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