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PIL Filed in SC to Change Name of High Court of Bombay to ‘High Court Of Maharashtra’ [READ PETITION]

Lawstreet Journal 29 May 2020 10:27pm

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A petitioner named V.P. Patil recently filed a Public Interest Litigation on May 28, 2020, in the Supreme Court on May 28, 2020, urging it to issue a writ, order or a direction of like nature against the Respondents to rename High Court of Bombay to High Court of Maharashtra in pursuance of Articles 14, 19, 21 and 29 of the Constitution of India.

His main contention was that when several States in the Country have High Courts named after the State, the State of Maharashtra is being denied the same. 

The Petitioner has stated in his petition that he was filing the PIL invoking writ jurisdiction of the Supreme Court under Art. 32 and not in the High Court under Art. 226 to maintain uniformity in the law laid down on the issue as the issue of renaming the High Court can effect several High Courts in different parts of the Country.

As a matter of fact, in 1861, the Indian High Court Act, 1861 was passed by the British Parliament for establishing High Courts in pre-independence India and the High Courts of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras was established in pursuance of Letters Patent issued by the Queen in terms of the Indian High Courts Act, 1861.

The petitioner claimed that the PIL was filed in Public Interest on behalf of a large number of people living and belonging to the State of Maharashtra who take immense pride in their Marathi culture and heritage and are seeking renaming… Continue Reading...


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