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'If Everyday You File A PIL, We'll Have To Constitute A Special Court' :Supreme Court To Ashwini Upadhyay

Shruti Kakkar
14 July 2022 8:11 AM GMT
If Everyday You File A PIL, Well Have To Constitute A Special Court :Supreme Court To Ashwini Upadhyay
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The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a request made by serial PIL litigant Ashwini Upadhyay seeking urgent listing for a writ petition seeking common dress code in all schools.Upadhyay had mentioned the petition filed by his son seeking it to be listed along with the Hijab case matters next week. Expressing its disinclination to list Upadhyay's plea, Chief Justice of India...

The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a request made by serial PIL litigant Ashwini Upadhyay seeking urgent listing for a writ petition seeking common dress code in all schools.

Upadhyay had mentioned the petition filed by his son seeking it to be listed along with the Hijab case matters next week.

Expressing its disinclination to list Upadhyay's plea, Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said, "I've told you a number of times. If every day you file a PIL, we'll have to constitute a special court. How many times have you filed litigation? What is the urgency? Everyday you file a PIL? Hijab matter was filed long back. Sorry."

"Every case you cannot file a PIL. Parliament is not functioning?", the CJI further asked.

The CJI has made similar remarks earlier also with respect to another petition filed by Upadhyay. In April, when Upadhyay sought urgent listing of his PIL to deport illegal migrants, the CJI remarked that petitions are being filed for "everything under the sun".

"Mr Upadhyay, everyday I've to hear your case only?All the problems under the sun, Parliament members issue, nomination issue, election reforms, etc. These are all political issues, you go to the government."

If the Court takes up all political issues, what are political representatives for, asked the CJI further, adding that some matters are left for the Parliament to deliberate. 


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