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Madras HC judge takes oath after legal drama

In her swearing-in speech, Gowri, whose appointment was challenged citing her alleged hate speeches against Christians and Muslims, said that she will strive to liberate the marginalised and to nurture fraternity.

Advocate LC Victoria Gowri.
Updated on Feb 08, 2023 05:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Greatest responsibility: Justice Victoria Gowri on becoming Madras HC judge

Justice Gowri said her responsibility as a judge entailed hearing the oppressed voices of the poor and to liberate the marginalised.

Gowri was the first to take oath among four others as additional judges administered by the acting chief justice, T Raja. (ANI image)
Updated on Feb 07, 2023 06:44 PM IST

Victoria Gowri takes oath as Madras HC judge after SC dismisses lawyers' plea

A new bench comprising justices Sanjiv Khanna and BR Gavai took up the case.

Advocate LC Victoria Gowri takes oath as an additional judge of the Madras high court on Tuesday.
Updated on Feb 07, 2023 11:05 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Woman judge gets appointed to Madras HC but lawyers move Supreme Court. Why?

The lawyers cited Victoria Gowri's alleged statements against minorities in the past and claimed Gowri's elevation will dent the independence of the judiciary.

Madras HC judge L Chandra Victoria Gowri.(Source: Facebook)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 01:27 PM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Foreigners can also move Indian courts in domestic abuse case, says Madras HC

The husband had contended that he had obtained an ex-parte decree for divorce as well as custody of their adolescent twin boys from the Circuit Court in Farifax County in the USA.

Justice S M Subramaniam observed that Indian courts cannot shut out an independent consideration of the matter just because a foreign court has taken a particular view (HT)
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 03:01 AM IST
By, Chennai

On Madras HC advice, Tamil Nadu govt issues glossary for addressing LGBTQA

By doing so, an attempt is being made to address persons belonging to LGBTQIA community with more dignity and respect, said the additional advocate-general.

Justice N Ananth Venkatesh noted that all concerned, including the visual and the print media must take note of the notification and address the persons belonging to community by using only the notified terms wherever required.
Published on Aug 23, 2022 08:10 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Madras HC orders issuance of no caste, no religion certificate to student

Justicie Abdul Quddhose gave a ruling to this effect while passing orders on a writ petition from J Yuvan Manoj on Tuesday. This order follows a recommendation from the local Tahsildar.

Madras HC orders issuance of no caste, no religion certificate to student (ANI photo)
Published on Aug 17, 2022 01:08 PM IST
PTI | , Chennai

Teachers who did not pass TET not entitled to continue in service: Madras HC

Teachers who did not get through TET not entitled to continue in service, rules Madras HC

It is mandatory for the teachers, who did not possess the minimum qualification of passing TET prior to the 2019 RTE Act to acquire the same within nine years i.e., within March 31, 2019.(File/ANI)
Published on Apr 07, 2022 08:27 PM IST

‘One after hijab, another after dhoti’: Madras HC on plea for temple dress code

A two-judge bench of the Madras high court frowned on the controversies around the dress code during Thursday’s hearing on a petition that sought directions to the government to prescribe a dress code for entering temples

The Madras high court made the observations on a petition that wanted the bench to rule in favour of a dress code for entering temples. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 11, 2022 06:30 AM IST
By, Chennai

Madras high court suspends lawyer from practising for ‘improper’ behaviour

The judges also directed the Tamil Nadu Bar Council to take appropriate disciplinary proceedings against the lawyer and accordingly, it prohibited Santhana Krishnan from practising, by adopting the resolution today.

A video purportedly showed the lawyer in an intimate posture with a woman, while a judge was hearing a case through video-conferencing on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 22, 2021 04:19 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India, Chennai

Madras HC to Centre: Use English for official purposes

Su Venkatesan, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Member of Parliament from Madurai, moved the court seeking the use of English in all communications between the Union and the Tamil Nadu government, its lawmakers and the people.

The court said the Centre should use English along with Hindi citing Section 3 of the Official Languages Act, which says both Hindi and English should be used for the documents.
Updated on Aug 22, 2021 01:39 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Chennai

Madras HC sends notice to Centre on new IT rules

The association said in its plea that it was being pressured by the ministry of information and broadcasting to furnish information within 15 days under Rule 18 of the new Information Technology Rules 2021.

Posting the matter to three weeks later, a bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy allowed the association to approach the court for interim relief if any “coercive and arm-twisting” action is taken under rules 12, 14 and 16.(PTI)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 04:59 AM IST
ByDivya Chandrababu, Hindustan Times, Chennai

SC rejects EC petition over reporting of Madras HC observations

“We find no substance in the prayer of the EC for restraining the media from reporting on court proceedings," the top court said.

The Supreme Court said that the high court could have been more cautious in its remarks, but declined to issue an order of expunging them.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2021 01:52 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

EC officials should probably be booked for murder: Madras high court

The Madras High Court noted that the Election Commission is "singularly responsible" for the second wave of Covid-19 and said that the poll body's officials could be booked for murder for allowing political rallies amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic.

The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency. (File Photo / PTI)
Published on Apr 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose
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