Honour Killing PIL in Supreme Court Order dated 9 January 2012

ITEM NO.35                    COURT NO.7             SECTION PIL

S U P R E M E       C O U R T   O F    I N D I A

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO(s). 231 OF 2010

 SHAKTI VAHINI                                           Petitioner(s)

                   VERSUS

UNION OF INDIA & ORS.                                   Respondent(s)

 (With appln(s) for exemption from filing O.T. and office report)

Date: 09/01/2012    This Petition was called on for hearing today.

 CORAM :

          HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE AFTAB ALAM

          HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE RANJANA PRAKASH DESAI

For Petitioner(s)       Mr. Ravi Kant, Adv.
Mr. Prakash Kumar Singh, Adv.

 For Respondent(s)       Mr. Mohan Parasaran, ASG
Mr. A. Mariarputham, Sr. Adv.
Ms. Sushma Manchanda, Adv.
Mr.   Pramod Swarup, Sr. Adv.
Mr.   Ameet Siingh, Adv.
Ms.   Pareena Swarup, Adv.
Mr.   G.V. Rao, Adv.
Mr.   P.P. Malhotra, ASG
Mr.   Shailender Sharma, Adv.
Ms.   Sadhana Sandhu, Adv.
Mr.   B.V. Balram Das, Adv.
Mr. Rupinder Khosla, AAG
Mr. Irshad Ahmad,Adv.
Mr. Devanshu K. Devesh, Adv.
Mr. Khawairakpam Nobin Singh, Adv.
Mr. Gopal Singh, Adv.
Mr. Rohit Sharma, Adv.
Mr. Rahul Gupta, Adv.
Mr. Gopal Singh, Adv.
Mr. Shreekant N. Terdal ,Adv
Mr. Anil K. Pandey, Adv.
Mr. B.S. Banthia ,Adv.
Mrs Anil Katiyar ,Adv
Mr. Gopal Prasad ,Adv
Mr. Kamal Mohan Gupta ,Adv
Ms. Kavita Wadia ,Adv

    UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following

                        O R D E R

Mr. Raju Ramachandran, learned senior advocate with Mr. Gaurav Agrawal, learned advocate is requested to assist the court as amicus curiae in the matter.     Both of them accept the responsibility.  Let    copies     of   the   writ    petition     (complete with annexures) and the responses filed by the different States be given to Mr. Gaurav Agrawal.

 Mr.    Ramachandran shall prepare   a    summary   of    the States’ responses indicating  the   steps     taken   by    the different State Governments to deal with the menace of extra-constitutional bodies dispensing “justice”, violating and interfering with the Constitutional and legal rights of the individuals.

Mr.    Ramachandran will  also   suggest     measures     to effectively confine and limit the activities of such bodies and social groups within lawful parameters.

 Put up on March 12, 2012.

Neetu Khajuria)   (Sneh Bala Mehra)

     Sr.P.A.          Court Master

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