Five Judges in February

Half-baked Lawyers serve no purpose.

Hon’ble Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Bar Council of India v. Bonnie Foi Law College, [Civil Appeal No. 969 of 2023].


We may note, CJI B.P. Sinha’s Dissent in Sardar Syedna Taher Saifuddin Saheb v. State of Bombay, AIR 1962 SC 853: The right of ex­-communication vested is not purely a religious matter. The Bombay Prevention of Ex-communication Act, 1949 is valid.

The question certainly survives for consideration, whether practice of ex-communication prevailing in other religions, castes or sub-­castes is constitutionally valid. The right to ex-communicate a member of Dawoodi Bohra Community is subject to constitutional morality and will require examination by a Larger Bench.

Writ Petition (Civil) No. 740 of 1986 deserves to be tagged with Review Petition (Civil) No. 3358 of 2018 pending before Bench of Nine Hon’ble Judges

Hon’ble Justice Abhay S. Oka, Central Board of Dawoodi Bohra Community v. State of Maharashtra, [Writ Petition (Civil) No. 740 of 1986].