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Former Chief Justices of Karnataka High Court
Prem Chand Jain
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Ritu Raj Awasthi
Smt Sowmya And Others vs M/S Construction Solution Banagalore Pvt Ltd And Others
Judges: Jyoti Mulimani Miscellaneous, B V Nagarathna
18 December, 2019·1. M/S.CONSTRUCTION SOLUTION (BANAGALORE) PVT. LTD., NO.121, INDUSTRIAL SUBURB PEENYA, 2ND STAGE BANGALORE – 22. 2. THE MANAGER ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY LTD., REGIONAL OFFICE, NO.44/45 LEO SHOPPING COMPLEX RESIDENCY ROAD BANAGALORE – 32. ...RESPONDENTS (BY SMT.HARINI.SHIVANANDA, ADVOCATE...
M/S Shilapa Wines vs Smt M Shanthamma W/O Late And Others
Judges: S G Pandit C
18 December, 2019·(BY SRI M V CHANDRASHEKAR REDDY, ADV.) …RESPONDENTS THIS CIVIL REVISION PETITION IS FILED UNDER SECTION 18 OF SMALL CAUSES COURT ACT, AGAINST THE JUDGMENT AND DECREE DATED 27.04.2019 PASSED IN SC.NO.1496/2011 ON THE FILE OF THE XVI ADDL.JUDGE, COURT OF SMALL CAUSES, BENGALURU DECREEING THE SUIT FOR ...
The Oriental Insurance Company Limited vs Shri Shabaz Ahamed
Judges: N K Sudhindrarao
18 December, 2019·Appeal is directed against the Judgment and award dated 29.09.2018 passed in MVC No.310/2015 by the Senior Civil Judge and MACT, Mulbagal, wherein claim petition came to be allowed in part and compensation of Rs.5,61,500/- with interest at the rate of 6% p.a. from the date of petition till re...
Shri Kishore Kumar Sidhapur Nagaraj vs Smt Preethi
Judges: B A Patil
18 December, 2019·Smt. Preethi Aged about 43 years R/at No.1030, 1st Main Road Opp. Wheel and Axle Plant Yelahanka New Town Benglauru-560 064 Res: 080-28565943, Mobile 1:+91-8147160682 (By Sri A.G.Bopaiah, Advocate-(Absent)) …Respondent This Criminal Revision Petition is filed under Section 397 r/w 401 of Cr.P.C pray...
Helen S D/O Mr Selvaraj K vs Yohan
Judges: S G Pandit C
18 December, 2019·O R D E R This is tenant’s revision petition under Section 18 of the Small Causes Courts Act, 1964 assailing the judgment dated 27.05.2019 passed in S.C.No.786/2018, by which the petitioner is directed to vacate and hand over the vacant possession of the suit schedule property to the plaintiff...
Sri K A Kumar Wadiyar vs Smt K S Divyashree And Others
Judges: S G Pandit
18 December, 2019·6. SMT. K.A.REVATHI NAGARAJ W/O NAGARAJ D/O LATE SRI AJJAPPA WADIYAR AGED ABOUT 63 YEARS REITED ASST. EXECUTIVE ENGINEER DOOR NO.161, 4TH MAIN ROAD WARD NO.132, B.C.C. LAYOUT CHANDRA LAYOUT, 1ST STAGE VIJAYANAGAR, BANGALORE-560040. 7. SMT. MEGHASHREE D/O K.A. SHANTHAPPA WADIYAR AGED ABOUT 32 YEARS R...
The Karnataka High Court is one of the oldest high courts in India. It was established in 1884 as the High Court of Mysore and was later renamed as the Karnataka High Court in 1973, when the state of Mysore was renamed as Karnataka. The High Court has its principal seat in Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, and has jurisdiction over the entire state of Karnataka.
Over the years, the Karnataka High Court has played a significant role in shaping the legal landscape of India. It has been a forum for landmark cases that have had far-reaching implications for the country. For example, in 1994, the High Court declared that the government had no right to acquire land from farmers for private companies, leading to the Land Acquisition Act of 2013. In 2017, the high court upheld the ban on cow slaughter in Karnataka, a decision that the Supreme Court later overturned.
The Karnataka High Court has been home to many eminent judges and legal luminaries. Some of the most notable judges to have served on the High Court include Justice K. S. Hegde, who became a Judge of the Supreme Court of India, and Justice Venkatachaliah, who later became the chief justice of India.
Today, Karnataka High Court is one of the busiest High Courts in India, with a sanctioned strength of 62 judges. It has jurisdiction over a wide range of matters, including civil and criminal cases, writ petitions, and appeals from lower courts and tribunals. The High Court also has a reputation for being a pioneer in the use of technology in the judicial system, having introduced e-filing and video conferencing facilities for the convenience of litigants.
The Karnataka High Court is located in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka state in India. The exact address of the High Court is:
Karnataka High Court, High Court Buildings, Opp. to Vidhana Soudha, Ambedkar Veedhi, Bangalore - 560001, Karnataka, India.
The High Court complex is situated adjacent to the Vidhana Soudha, which houses the state legislature and the Secretariat. The nearest railway station to the High Court is the Bangalore City Railway Station, which is located about 5 km away. The Kempegowda International Airport is located approximately 35 km from the High Court and can be accessed by road.
The Karnataka High Court has jurisdiction over the entire state of Karnataka. It is the highest court of appeal within the state and has the power to hear and decide on all civil, criminal, and constitutional matters arising within the state.
Some of the main types of cases that come under the jurisdiction of the Karnataka High Court include:
The Karnataka High Court judgments are groundbreaking over the years, some of which have had a significant impact on Indian law and society like the latest Karnataka High Court hijab judgment.
In this landmark case, the Karnataka High Court judgement held that a person accused of an offence under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, could not be released on bail unless the prosecution had been given an opportunity to oppose the grant of bail.
In this case, the Karnataka High Court judgement held that the detention of a person by the Intelligence Bureau under the National Security Act, 1980, was illegal, as the detention had not been authorised by a state government.
In this case, the Karnataka High Court cancelled the legal actions against Praveen Togadia, the former president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, for delivering a speech that was claimed to create hostility among different religious groups. The High Court stated that the speech did not qualify as a crime under the Indian Penal Code.
On 5 February 2022, the Karnataka Government made a rule saying that wearing the hijab was prohibited in state educational institutions with a dress code. Some people disagreed with this rule and went to the Karnataka High Court to challenge it. On February 11, the High Court gave a temporary order that said no religious symbols, including hijabs and saffron shawls, could be worn in classrooms.
On 15 March 2022, a three-Judge Bench of the Karnataka High Court pronounced Karnataka High Court judgement on hijab, consisting of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi, Justices Krishna Dixit and J.M. Khazi, upheld the ban on the hijab in state educational institutions.
The Karnataka High Court boasts a distinguished panel of judges who play a pivotal role in administering justice within the state. Among the notable judges serving in the court are Cheppudira Monappa Poonacha, Anil Bheemsen Katti, Gurusiddaiah Basavaraja, Chandrashekhar Mrutyunjaya Joshi, Umesh Manjunathbhat Adiga, and Talkad Girigowda Shivashankare Gowda, all of whom were appointed as additional judges on 2022. These judges bring their vast experience and legal expertise to the table, ensuring the fair interpretation and application of laws.
The total number of judges present in the Karnataka High Court as of May 2023 is 26, including the chief justice of the High Court, Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka, and 25 other judges. However, the sanctioned strength of judges for the Karnataka High Court is 62, which means that the High Court currently has vacancies that need to be filled to reach its full strength.
The process of appointing judges to the High Court begins with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and the Union Minister of Law and Justice receiving proposals from the chief justice of the High Court and other sources, such as lawyers, bar associations, and other judges.
The proposals received are screened by a panel of judges headed by the CJI. The panel considers factors such as seniority, merit, and regional representation before shortlisting candidates.
Once the shortlist is ready, the panel consults the Chief Minister and Governor of the state concerned and takes their views into account.
The names of the shortlisted candidates are sent to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for a background check.
After IB clearance, the panel takes a final decision on appointments and sends it to the President of India for approval.
The President of India then issues the warrant of appointment, and the judges are sworn in by the Chief Justice of the High Court.
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