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Tag: Amicus Curiae

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Report On Srimandir Reforms Needs Revisit, SC Says 'Not Satisfied'

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure over the status of the report submitted by Managing Committee of Jagannath temple with regard to Srimandir reforms citing that the report is incomplete and needs revisit. The Apex Court further asked Amicus Curiae to study the report and submit the findings based on which the final […]

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Demolition Near Puri Jagannath Temple Should Be As Per Law: SC Tells Odisha

Puri: The ongoing demolition and eviction within 75 meters of Puri Srimandir should be carried out as per law, directed justice Arun Mishra during the hearing of the matter pertaining to the reforms in Srimandir. A bench of the SC including Justice Arun Mishra that is hearing a case pertaining to the reforms in Puri […]

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Odisha Government's Decision on Puri Eviction Is In People's Interest: Amicus Curiae

Puri: Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta and Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar on Saturday virtually gave a clean chit to the Odisha government’s demolition drive on structures around Puri Srimandir saying it was being carried out with consent of the stakeholders and would benefit the people. The duo first visited the temple before meeting […]

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Solicitor General & Amicus Curiae To Inquire Into Eviction Drive Near Puri Srimandir

Puri: In a major development, the Supreme Court today asked the Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta and Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar to visit Puri Srimandir and inquire into allegations of unauthorised eviction drive around the temple held jointly by the district administration and Odisha government. This apart, the Court has asked them to apprise […]

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Srimandir reforms: SC hearing on Amicus Curiae’s report on April 2

New Delhi/Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar today submitted his report on Srimandir reforms before a special bench of the apex court. The bench comprising Justice AK Shikri, S Abdul Nazeer and MR Shah scheduled April 2 as the next date of hearing and have directed all parties to submit their responses on […]

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Srimandir Reforms: Amicus Curiae submits report in SC; next hearing on Mar 5

New Delhi/Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed new Amicus Curiae Ranjit Kumar submitted before the Apex Court today that he had visited Puri Srimandir on February 23 in compliance with the Court’s order and sought more time to file his response on his visit. The court, on the other hand, adjourned the hearing till March 5 as […]

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Srimandir Reforms: Amicus curiae meets temple managing committee members

Puri: A day after arriving in Odisha, Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar today held a meeting with the managing committee of Puri Srimandir. After reaching Puri, the amicus curiae first visited Srimandir to seek the blessings of the holy ‘Trinity’ and later held discussions with Gajapati Maharaj Dibyasingha Deb, who said that reforms are […]

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Srimandir reforms: SC-appointed amicus curiae reaches Puri

Bhubaneswar: Former Solicitor General of India and Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar reached Odisha today to hold discussions with several stakeholders in connection with reforms suggested by the apex court to streamline darshan at the Puri Jagannath Temple. After reaching Bhubaneswar airport today, the amicus curiae visited Puri where he sought blessings of Lord […]

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Srimandir Reforms: Amicus curiae's counsel holds meeting with temple chief administrator

Puri: During her visit to Puri, Priya Hingorani, the assisting counsel to amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar, today held discussions with chief administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) and other senior administrative officials in connection with Srimandir reforms. SJTA chief administrator Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra informed that discussions were held on Supreme Court’s suggested reforms. “We […]

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Srimandir reforms: SC-appointed amicus curiae to visit Puri on Feb 22

Puri: The newly appointed amicus curiae Ranjit Kumar will visit Puri on February 22 and hold discussions with servitors and State government in connection with reforms at Srimandir, informed Chief Administrator of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) Pradipta Mohapatra today. Kumar is likely to hold discussions with several stake holders over several problems faced by […]

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Srimandir reforms: Former Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar appointed Amicus Curiae

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court of India today appointed former Solicitor General of India Ranjit Kumar as the new Amicus Curiae to oversee reform measures at Puri Srimandir. Hearing on the PIL filed by Cuttack-based lawyer Mrinalini Padhi on the temple reforms, a three-member new bench comprising Justice AK Shikri, Justice MA Shah and Justice Abdul […]

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Srimandir reforms: Gopal Subramanium withdraws as amicus curiae

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the hearing on October 3rd Puri bandh violence incident in Supreme Court today, former solicitor general of India Gopal Subramanium who was appointed as the amicus curiae in the case by the apex court stepped down from his post. In a letter to the Assistant Registrar of the SC, the senior advocate […]

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SC-appointed amicus curiae urges Srimandir servitors not to accept donations

Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium who is on a two-day visit to hold discussions with various stakeholders on the proposed disciplinary reforms in the management of Puri Jagannath temple affairs, today urged the servitors to refrain from accepting donations (daan-dakshina) from the devotees. During discussions with the Chhatisa Nijog (servitors’ body), the […]

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Amicus curiae for heredity system, but suggests cap on Srimandir servitors

Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae, Gopal Subramanium is of the opinion that while the heredity system of appointment of servitors should remain, there should be restrictions on the numbers of servitors at Puri Srimandir. Following a meeting between the Srimandir Managing Committee and Subramanium at the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) office, chief administrator […]

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Srimandir reforms: SC-appointed amicus curiae reaches Puri to hold discussions

Puri: The Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium reached Puri today to hold discussions with various stakeholders over 12 proposals suggested by the apex court as part of disciplinary reforms for the Jagannath temple. Subramanium reached Puri today morning and visited the 12th century shrine, informed Puri collector Jyoti Prakash Das. “He reached Puri today […]

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Srimandir reforms: SC-appointed amicus curiae to visit Puri on Sept 20

Bhubaneswar: The Supreme Court-appointed amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium will visit Puri on September 20 to hold discussions with various stakeholders over 12 proposals suggested by the apex court as part of disciplinary reforms for the Jagannath temple. During the visit, the amicus curiae will hold discussions with the officials of Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), […]

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Puri Srimandir reforms: Supreme Court defers hearing

Puri: The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred its hearing of the case on Puri Srimandir reforms after amicus curiae Gopal Subramaniam sought four-week time to submit report. Subramaniam has asked for more time to examine Puri Srimandir and give a report to the apex court, Counsel of the petitioner Subhransu Padhi informed. As per reports, […]

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