Petition against Aug. 10 bandh in High Court

A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Nissar Ahmad Kakru and Justice Vilas Afzalpurkar on Monday adjourned the hearing in the petition filed against the proposed Telangana bandh on August 10.

The writ petition was filed by one Narayana of Anantapur who made the Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and the Director General of Police party respondents along with Telangana Joint Action Committee convenor M. Kodandaram and TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

Counsel for the petitioner said that such bandhs were unconstitutional and the authorities were not discharging their duties properly.

He requested the court to permit him to implead the Osmania University Students JAC and the Kakatiya University students JAC in the case. The hearing was adjourned by two weeks.

Petition dismissed

Justice N.R.L. Nageswara Rao on Monday dismissed a petition seeking to quash a complaint filed by a Christian man who was offended when he was addressed as Judas.

Benedict William, former vice president of Tilaknagar Distilleries, filed a criminal case against the management of the company. He mentioned that in a notification he was named William Judas, adding that any Christian would be offended if he was called Judas.

The company then filed the current quash petition contending that such a complaint cannot be taken on record. The judge dismissed the petition saying that these finer details should be decided in a criminal court and not the High Court.

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