The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Union government to look into the petition filed by seven Patna High Court judges, stating that their General Provident Fund (GPF) accounts had been closed by the government of Bihar
The first PIL was filed by an advocate upon seeing a news report about the hardships faced by undertrial prisoners in Bihar who had to spend years in jail without being punished. But over the years, the PIL has become a tool of publicity for advocates and one of harassment for litigants.
Patna High Court heard petitions on the issue related to Airports in Bihar, and observed petitions as not adversarial in nature, therefore action and approach in the affirmative, adopted by Central and the State, would positively have far-reaching consequences on the lives of the people of Bihar.
The bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar, Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna had earlier asked the trial courts to expedite hearing in the pending cases against foreign Tablighi Jamaat members for alleged visa violations.
The Rashtravadi Janata Party (RJP) has approached the Supreme Court seeking postponement of the Bihar assembly elections scheduled to be held in the month of October- November this year, in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Patna High Court has asked the Centre and the state government to file reports on what steps they have taken to implement the welfare provisions contained under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.