Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal’s petition to be heard tomorrow: Supreme Court

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Today, Senior Advocate Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi mentioned a matter for urgent listing before the Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud. The matter was regarding the Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal’s petition that challenged the refusal of the Lok Sabha Secretariat to withdraw his disqualification decision. The case was presented before the Supreme Court seeking permission to attend the Lok Sabha as his conviction was stayed by the Kerala High Court. The top Court bench agreed to list the matter on March 28, 2023 (tomorrow). While mentioning the matter today, the Senior Advocate pointed out that, “Even though the Supreme Court refuses to stay the HC order which set aside the conviction, he has still not been reinstated in the house.”  

Earlier on 11th January 2023, Lakshadweep MP Mohammed Faizal was disqualified from the Lok Sabha membership as he was convicted in an attempt to murder case by a Session’s Court. The plea filed highlighted that “The petitioner is constrained to invoke the extraordinary jurisdiction of this Court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, against the unlawful inaction on the part of the respondent, secretary general of the Lok Sabha Secretariat in not withdrawing the notification date January 13, 2023, whereby the petitioner was disqualified from his membership of Parliament.” 

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