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Union of India and State Government to Treat Public Interest Litigation Filed Against Online Gambling as a Representation: Delhi High Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 19 Oct 2020 11:43pm

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The Delhi High Court on October 8, 2020 directed the Union of India and Delhi government to treat the petition filed against online gambling as a representation and also directed to decide the grievances rose in the petition. 

The two-judge bench of Chief Justice D N Patil and Justice Prateek Jalan directed the respondents i.e. Union of India and Delhi High Court to decide the representation according to the rules, laws, regulations, and government policies which is applicable to the facts of the case, as early as possible and practicable. 

Petition in the nature of public interest litigation was moved by Tarun Chandiok with the following prayers in his petition: - 

“A. issue direction, order or writ including a writ in the nature of mandamus against the Respondents thereby, enjoining them to interdict access of internet content involving website and mobile application facilitating prescribed gaming in the name of online fantasy gaming or skill monetization or the game of skill, within the meaning of Public Gambling Act, 1867 and the Delhi Public Gambling Act, 1955; and 

B. issue a direction, order or writ, including a writ in the nature of mandamus against the Respondents thereby directing them to restrain broadcaster, television channels, radio, internet company, etc. from running advertisement, campaigns, endorsements, promotional features, apropos of such illegally run gaming website and /or mobile application insofar as it opens the provision of Public Gambling Act, 1867 and Delhi Public Gambling Act, 1955; and 

C. issue direction, order or writ including a writ in the nature of mandamus against the Respondents thereby directing… Continue Reading...


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