Allahabad High Court: News

27 Dec 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Allahabad High Court orders ULB polls sans OBC reservation

The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench on Tuesday quashed the Uttar Pradesh government's draft notification on urban local body (ULB) elections and ordered the polls be held without reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC).

16 Dec 2022


Life imprisonment for 43 policemen in 1991 Pilibhit encounter case

Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench sentenced 43 police officers to life imprisonment in a three-decade-old fake encounter case.

09 Nov 2022

Babri Masjid

Allahabad HC scraps plea against acquittal of Babri demolition accused

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday scrapped a plea that challenged the acquittal of 32 accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case including BJP veterans LK Advani, Uma Bharti, MM Joshi, and Kalyan Singh, among others.

05 Nov 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Platelet row: Owner of UP hospital arrested for 'negligence'

Police on Saturday arrested the owner of Global Hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Jhalwa, which made the headlines after a dengue patient died there following a transfusion of platelets last month.

Lakhimpur Kheri case: SC notice on Ashish Mishra's bail plea

The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday on the bail plea of Ashish Mishra—accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri case and Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra's son.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why are Noida's Supertech twin towers being demolished

The demolition of the Supertech twin towers, which were ruled illegal, will finally take place on Sunday at 2:30 pm in Noida Sector-93A.

UP: MP cleared of rape charges, year after victim's suicide

A court in Varanasi on Saturday acquitted Uttar Pradesh legislator Atul Rai of a rape charge that he had been facing since 2019.

31 Jul 2022

Union Health Ministry

Treat as COVID-19 death if infected dies in hospital: HC

The Allahabad High Court on Saturday ruled that if a COVID-19 infected patient dies after being admitted to a hospital, their death shall be termed a COVID death regardless of the cause of death.

25 May 2022


Krishna Janmabhoomi case: Mathura court defers hearing till May 31

Mathura's district court on Wednesday deferred hearing on petitions filed in connection with the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi issue.

SP's Azam Khan says inspector in jail warned of 'encounter'

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court last week, claimed that an inspector in the Sitapur jail had warned him of his encounter after release.

Gyanvapi case to be heard by 'experienced' district judge: SC

The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday said that it would not interfere with the survey order passed by the Varanasi court in the Gyanvapi Mosque case, adding that an experienced district judge must now hear the case.

Azam Khan released from prison after 2+ years, 81 cases

Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur Azam Khan finally walked out of the Sitapur Jail on Friday morning after more than two years.

SP leader Azam Khan gets bail, to be released soon

The Supreme Court granted interim bail to Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday in an alleged cheating case.

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Survey complete; Shivling found inside well

The Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque complex's court-ordered videography survey was completed on Monday, a day before the next court hearing.

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Videography survey concludes peacefully on day 1

As per court orders, the videography survey of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque complex resumed on Saturday amid tight security arrangements.

12 May 2022

Taj Mahal

Allahabad HC junks plea to open rooms of Taj Mahal

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking to open the doors of 22 sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal to see "the truth, whatever it is."

Supreme Court concerned over back-to-back cases against Azam Khan

The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday voiced concerns over the back-to-back cases against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan following each release.

Varanasi: Ancient swastikas discovered near Gyanvapi mosque during survey

During a court-ordered survey and videography exercise in Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi Masjid complex, timeworn traces of two swastikas (sacred Hindu symbol) were reportedly discovered near the mosque.

08 May 2022

Narendra Modi

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque controversy: Know details, timeline of events

On a Varanasi court's orders, an advocate commissioner-led team reached Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Dham-Gyanvapi Masjid complex on Friday and began surveying its premises and videographing the Shringar Gauri site there.

06 May 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Using loudspeakers in mosques not fundamental right: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition seeking the installation of a loudspeaker in a mosque for "azaan," saying it's "not a fundamental right."

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Accused Ashish Mishra surrenders after SC's orders

Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, reportedly surrendered in the Chief Judicial Magistrate's court and returned to the district jail on Sunday.

16 Apr 2022

Social Media

Avoid posting anti-government content on social media: TIFR to employees

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), one of India's top research institutes, has instructed its employees to avoid posting "anti-government" content on social media platforms.

24 Dec 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Delay UP polls, HC urges election body amid Omicron fears

The Allahabad High Court has urged the Election Commission of India to postpone the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections by a few months.

Professor jailed for derogatory comments against Smriti Irani on Facebook

A professor from Uttar Pradesh has been jailed for allegedly making derogatory remarks against Union Minister Smriti Irani on social media earlier this year.

18 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Medical facilities in UP's small cities, villages 'Ram bharose': HC

The entire medical system in villages and small cities of Uttar Pradesh is Ram bharose, the Allahabad High Court said on Monday while hearing a PIL over the coronavirus spread and the condition of quarantine centers in UP.

12 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Rs. 1cr compensation for polling officers' COVID-19 deaths: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday observed that the state government must grant at least Rs. 1 crore as ex-gratia compensation to the families of polling officers who died due to COVID-19 in the recent Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls.

05 May 2021


'Genocide': UP court on COVID-19 patients' death from oxygen shortage

In a strong statement, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday observed that the death of coronavirus patients due to oxygen shortage at hospitals is "not less than a genocide" at the hands of the authorities assigned with the task to ensure uninterrupted supply of the life-saving gas.

No lockdown in five Uttar Pradesh cities, rules Supreme Court

The Supreme Court today put on hold the Monday order of Allahabad High Court, which directed that a lockdown must be imposed in five cities of Uttar Pradesh to control the coronavirus surge.

14 Apr 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Check viability of complete lockdown in worst-hit UP districts: HC

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to look into the viability of complete lockdown in those districts where COVID-19 has spread at an alarming rate in the last two or three weeks saying if the situation is not handled carefully and cautiously, it may lead to the complete collapse of the public health system.

08 Feb 2021


HC dismisses plea claiming land ownership offered for Ayodhya Mosque

Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a petition filed against the land allotment in Ayodhya's Dhannipur village for mosque construction, following the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

04 Feb 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Despite marrying willingly, minor can't live with husband: Allahabad HC

Despite marrying a man willingly after being lured out of the custody of her legal guardian, a minor girl cannot live with her husband, the Allahabad High Court has ruled.

04 Feb 2021

Ram Mandir

Two sisters claim ownership of land offered for Ayodhya mosque

Two Delhi-based sisters moved the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday claiming the ownership of five-acre land allotted to the Uttar Pradesh Sunni Central Waqf Board for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya in accordance with the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

'Mirzapur': Allahabad High Court stays arrest of show's makers

The Allahabad High Court has stayed the arrest of web series Mirzapur's producers, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, in connection with a First Information Report (FIR) filed against them.

Hathras case: CBI charges four accused with gang-rape, murder

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday charged the four accused in the Hathras case with gang-rape and murder.

Hathras case: SC directs Allahabad HC to monitor CBI probe

The Allahabad High Court will monitor all aspects of the probe in the Hathras gangrape and murder case, including a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Supreme Court said today.

UP: Dalit woman gang-raped at gunpoint, accused on the run

A former village head and another man allegedly raped a Dalit woman, said to be in her 20s, in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district, multiple reports said.

16 Oct 2020


Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

A man has approached the Delhi High Court alleging his dead wife's photo was being circulated, depicting her as the victim of Hathras case, prompting the bench to pass orders to the Centre.

14 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Law student, who accused ex-minister Chinmayanand of rape, disowns allegations

The Swami Chinmayanand rape case, which garnered headlines, took an unexpected turn on Tuesday, when the accuser, a young law student, took back her allegations during a hearing before a special MP-MLA court.

Hathras case: Victim's brother taken by CBI for questioning

The team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the Hathras gang-rape case, took the victim's brother with it on Tuesday for questioning, reports said.

Won't immerse ashes; Hathras victim's family narrates ordeal to HC

The family of the 19-year-old girl, whose assault and death in Hathras jolted India, said on Monday that they won't be immersing her ashes — a mandatory ritual for the dead — until they get justice.

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