The Bar Council of India has four weeks to respond to a PIL filed in the Bombay High Court over the BCI’s “revived” age limit for law courses. The matter was listed before Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and MS Sonak J today, with petitioner Yasmin Tavaria appearing in person.
When the matter was called out, the BCI’s counsel Amit Sale said that he was yet to receive a copy of the petition. According to Yasmin, CJ Chellur then granted the BCI time to file a reply, while also stating that the BCI must file a detailed reply, clearly stating its position on the issue.
As for the students, they are being granted provisional admission. These students are now being asked to submit affidavits stating that they are aware that they are being granted provisional admission, and that the final decision rests with the BCI and the Law & Judiciary department of Maharashtra.
According to the case status updated on the Bombay High Court’s website, the matter will now be heard on November 25 this year.
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