Next hearing on Jan 4
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, December 06 2012:
The case was heard by a division bench consisting of Justices Aftab Alam and Mrs Ranjana Prakash Desai.
The petitioner, Dr Th Suresh, former Director of Health Services, Government of Manipur was represented by Senior Advocate Jaideep Gupta and Advocates S Biswajit Singh and Ashok Kumar Singh.
The next hearing is fixed on January 4, 2013.This is the fourth hearing of the case, the first being held on October 19, the second on November 5 and the third on Nopvember 23 this year.
The specific prayer in the writ petitition is removal of AFSPA from Manipur and squashing the latest order of the State Government extending the Disturbed Area tag by another year, excluding the seven Assembly segments that fall within the IMC.
To assist the Supreme Court in the hearing Advocate Menaka Guruswamy was appointed as the Amicus Curiae.
In the second hearing, the National Human Rights Commission was also directed to file its response by November 21 this year.
Senior Counsel Jaideep Gupta was informed by the Supreme Court that the case on AFSPA is important and would be thoroughly heard.