Ayesha Arvind

Ayesha Arvind

Ayesha is a Principal Correspondent and is with the legal team. She covers the Bombay High Court.

Articles by Ayesha Arvind

Bombay high court asks Railways to list steps taken to make stations disabled-friendly

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2017 12:56 AM IST
The HC has sought an affidavit from the government and the Railways within two weeks
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The plea urged the court to issue directions to the state to ensure the safety of citizens, especially of cattle traders, and those who own or work in slaughter houses and meat shops.
The plea urged the court to issue directions to the state to ensure the safety of citizens, especially of cattle traders, and those who own or work in slaughter houses and meat shops.

Bombay high court issues notice to Maharashtra govt, Mumbai police over checking of lynching incidents

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2017 12:49 AM IST
The bench was hearing a PIL filed by activist Shadaab Patel, in the apprehension that cattle vigilante groups might “create trouble” during the upcoming Bakri Eid festival
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The court, however, said the state must implement all preventive and remedial measures to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.(FILE)
The court, however, said the state must implement all preventive and remedial measures to ensure the safety of participants and spectators.(FILE)

Won’t curb dahi handi revelry, mishaps occur even in toilets, says Bombay HC

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2017 08:42 AM IST
The Maharashtra government recently notified dahi handi as ‘adventure sport’ and consequently the matter of age of the participants will be restricted to not below 14 years
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The observations came while the bench headed by the chief justice was hearing a suo moto PIL on the poor condition of roads across Mumbai(HT File)
The observations came while the bench headed by the chief justice was hearing a suo moto PIL on the poor condition of roads across Mumbai(HT File)

How many must die before you fill Mumbai’s potholes, HC asks BMC

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2017 10:14 AM IST
The bench ordered the Maharashtra government to set up a nodal agency to look into all complaints relating to potholes and road repair work from across the state.
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Bombay HC accuses Maharashtra government of being biased towards kaali-peeli taxis

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2017 02:33 PM IST
The bench said that the state government must be “more rational” while fixing the fares and stipulating rules to regulate app based cabs.
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The traffic department submitted an affidavit stating that it was committed to maintaining transparency and honesty.(HT)
The traffic department submitted an affidavit stating that it was committed to maintaining transparency and honesty.(HT)

Is transferring a corrupt traffic cop an adequate punishment? Bombay high court asks police

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2017 09:38 AM IST
The court also directed the department to submit a progress report on the steps taken to curb incidents of corruption among its staff.
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The bench has directed the state to file a detailed affidavit within two weeks, explaining the reasons for granting the frequent paroles and furlough and remission to Dutt.File
The bench has directed the state to file a detailed affidavit within two weeks, explaining the reasons for granting the frequent paroles and furlough and remission to Dutt.File

Send Sanjay Dutt to jail if you think we broke rules: Maharashtra govt to HC

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2017 03:32 PM IST
The bench questioned the decision of the state and prison authorities to grant frequent paroles and furloughs to Sanjay Dutt while he was serving his sentence in Pune’s Yerwada jail.
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Chintan said that there was no dispute between him and Hema and that he had “no reason to get her killed”.
Chintan said that there was no dispute between him and Hema and that he had “no reason to get her killed”.

Hema-Bhambhani murders: Chintan Upadhyay says probe is prejudiced

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2017 01:48 AM IST
Chintan Upadhyay said that he was made a “scapegoat” and implicated in the case by the other accused, who saw him as a “soft target”.
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Working woman doesn’t need maintenance from estranged spouse: Bombay HC

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2017 10:13 PM IST
The court was hearing a plea filed by a television actress, who had challenged a family court order denying her any interim maintenance.
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Shia Muslims, who participate in processions, hit themselves with sharp objects to mourn the death of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.(HT)
Shia Muslims, who participate in processions, hit themselves with sharp objects to mourn the death of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad.(HT)

Bombay high court directs police to ensure that no children are harmed during Muharram

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2017 10:34 PM IST
The court said that while it was not oblivious to religious practices, a “fine balance” needed to be maintained between such practices and ensuring the safety of all participants
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The film-maker has agreed to a disclaimer declaring even though the film was inspired by the Emergency, its characters were fictionalised.
The film-maker has agreed to a disclaimer declaring even though the film was inspired by the Emergency, its characters were fictionalised.

HC relief for Madhur Bhandarkar, Indu Sarkar can release on Friday

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2017 09:31 PM IST
A Gurgaon-based woman, Priya Singh Paul, who claims to be the biological daughter of the late prime minister Indira Gandhi’s son Sanjay, had sought a stay
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A Bombay high court bench of justice Naresh Patil and justice Bharati Dangre asked the Maharashtra government to come up with such a policy in the three months(File photo)
A Bombay high court bench of justice Naresh Patil and justice Bharati Dangre asked the Maharashtra government to come up with such a policy in the three months(File photo)

Frame policy for safer adventure sports: Bombay HC to Maharashtra govt

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2017 01:24 AM IST
The high court order came after a plea by the parents of a young trekker who died of a respiratory disorder during a Himalayan expedition
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The bench termed the condition of such schools “pitiable” and “ridiculous”.
The bench termed the condition of such schools “pitiable” and “ridiculous”.

Bombay high court pulls up Maharashtra government over ‘pitiable’ state of tribal schools

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2017 01:11 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The bench directed the state to file within three weeks a compliance report
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Earlier this year, traffic constable Sunil Toke had filed a plea in the Bombay high court alleging rampant corruption in the state traffic department.
Earlier this year, traffic constable Sunil Toke had filed a plea in the Bombay high court alleging rampant corruption in the state traffic department.

ACB report on no corruption in Mumbai traffic department an ‘eyewash’: HC

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2017 09:36 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The ACB’s probe report was implausible because they themselves had, had unpleasant experiences on past occasions with the city traffic police
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On March 12, 1993, a series of 13 explosions took place in Mumbai, killing 257 people.(PTI)
On March 12, 1993, a series of 13 explosions took place in Mumbai, killing 257 people.(PTI)

Can assets of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused’s family be returned? Bombay high court asks Centre

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2017 12:40 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The police attached the properties of Mohammed Ahmed Umar Dossa’s relatives between 2000 and 2001.
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The bench said round-the-clock impenetrable security is a must.(HT)
The bench said round-the-clock impenetrable security is a must.(HT)

Bombay high court tells Centre to list security measures to prevent terror attacks at Mumbai airport

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2017 01:24 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The bench also directed the CBI to submit within four weeks its preliminary probe report on height violations around the airport.
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The engineer said he paid an agent Rs 20,000 to get a fake pass certificate for the mathematics paper he had flunked.(Pic for Representation)
The engineer said he paid an agent Rs 20,000 to get a fake pass certificate for the mathematics paper he had flunked.(Pic for Representation)

Mumbai man says take away my fake engineering degree, Bombay high court says go to SC

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2017 09:26 AM IST
Mumbai city news: HC said while it “sympathised” with him, he must either reconcile his guilt or approach the Supreme Court
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The Haji Ali Dargah trust argued in court that if the cellular towers were in breach of any rules, why must the state lay claim to any revenue generated.(HT FILE)
The Haji Ali Dargah trust argued in court that if the cellular towers were in breach of any rules, why must the state lay claim to any revenue generated.(HT FILE)

Bombay HC asks Haji Ali trust to pay Maharashtra govt mobile tower earnings

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2017 01:12 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The trust had claimed that the above rule applied only to housing societies and not to a religious or charitable trust
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Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra.(File)
Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra.(File)

Bombay high court relief for actor Shilpa Shetty, husband Raj Kundra

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2017 11:54 PM IST
Mumbai city news: On April 27 this year, the Bhiwandi police booked the couple for cheating and criminal breach of trust on allegations of duping a textile firm owner of Rs24 lakh
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At the last hearing, a bench of justices RM Savant and Sadhana Jadhav had asked the government to file an affidavit detailing the “parameters considered, and the procedures followed” in arriving at the conclusion that Dutt deserved leniency.(HT File Photo)
At the last hearing, a bench of justices RM Savant and Sadhana Jadhav had asked the government to file an affidavit detailing the “parameters considered, and the procedures followed” in arriving at the conclusion that Dutt deserved leniency.(HT File Photo)

Actor Sanjay Dutt released early from jail: Maharashtra govt to explain why in 2 weeks

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2017 02:39 PM IST
Mumbai city news: There are several convicts who secure a good conduct report from prison authorities, but are not granted early release, reads the PIL
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(HT FILE)
(HT FILE)

Bombay HC rejects plea of no Aadhaar for admission in Mumbai college

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2017 01:00 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The petitioner argued that the college’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for admission went against an SC order
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The Bombay high court questioned whether the Juvenile Justice Act, and provisions of CARA regulating intra-country adoptions should have any jurisdiction in the case.(File photo)
The Bombay high court questioned whether the Juvenile Justice Act, and provisions of CARA regulating intra-country adoptions should have any jurisdiction in the case.(File photo)

Must state intervene in adoptions that have consent of all parties?: Bombay HC

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2017 12:31 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The bench also noted that in the present case, all parties were Hindus and thus, fell within the ambit of the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act that permits a consenting biological mother to relinquish the rights over her child towards a third party
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Vijay Palande.(HT)
Vijay Palande.(HT)

1998 double murder case in Mumbai: High court upholds Vijay Palande’s life sentence

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2017 09:38 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The court dismissed an appeal by Palande challenging his conviction and the life term, and held that though the prosecution’s case was based on circumstantial evidence, the “established circumstances unerringly pointed to his guilt.”
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Defer goods and services tax? Mumbai court reserves order

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2017 09:14 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The petitioner, KS Pillai, urged the court to direct the government to “defer the implementation till the beginning of the next financial year”
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The HC is likely to hear the plea on Thursday.(File)
The HC is likely to hear the plea on Thursday.(File)

26/11 attacks: Mumbai court tells state info commission to reply to state’s objection to inquiry into cops’ call records

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2017 05:20 PM IST
Mumbai city news: The government, however, argued in HC that the CIC does not have the powers to issue an inquiry, but can only make recommendations.
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Jiah Khan’s dead body was found hanging(HT FILE)
Jiah Khan’s dead body was found hanging(HT FILE)

Jiah Khan case: Mumbai court to hear CBI’s plea challenging state move to appoint special public prosecutor

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2017 10:36 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The CBI, through its counsel Hiten Venegaonkar, has opposed the appointment of Dinesh Tiwari as the SPP on grounds that the agency has its designated counsels
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A bench led by Justice Naresh Patil also asked the MCZMA to file a status and compliance report.(HT)
A bench led by Justice Naresh Patil also asked the MCZMA to file a status and compliance report.(HT)

Bombay high court asks authorities to finalise coastal zone management plan for Thane by September

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2017 10:30 PM IST
Mumbai city news: The order comes amid concerns raised by environmentalists over private developers getting clearances for building structures in coastal zones based on a 1996 coastal zone management plan because of the absence of a new one.
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The court was hearing an application filed by CR about a high court order on eviction of the hutments.(HT)
The court was hearing an application filed by CR about a high court order on eviction of the hutments.(HT)

Bombay high court slams state government, railways for failing to protect Parsik Tunnel

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2017 01:10 AM IST
Mumbai city news: The court said that the authorities had been “callous” and had failed to act upon the court’s previous orders, putting the passengers and the functioning of the Central Railways in danger.
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Chhajed had moved court saying that he had received fewer votes than expected from booth numbers 185, and 242 in his constituency.(HT)
Chhajed had moved court saying that he had received fewer votes than expected from booth numbers 185, and 242 in his constituency.(HT)

Bombay high court asks state to submit forensic report on tampering of EVMs by July 4

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2017 12:01 AM IST
Mumbai city news: Justice Bhatkar had asked for the EVMs used at the two booths be sent to the CFSL.
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In an affidavit filed in HC on Tuesday, the EOW had said that they were still probing the “roles and responsibilities of BMC engineers in the case” and that the probe was of a “technical nature.”(HT)
In an affidavit filed in HC on Tuesday, the EOW had said that they were still probing the “roles and responsibilities of BMC engineers in the case” and that the probe was of a “technical nature.”(HT)

Bombay high court asks for charge sheet in BMC desilting scam in four weeks

By Ayesha Arvind | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2017 11:56 PM IST
Mumbai city news: The court denied the EOW’s request for additional time to file the charge sheet saying that an FIR had been filed in the case over a year ago and both the EOW and the civic body had already taken much time to identify the culprits involved in the scam.
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