Update on Writ Petition with regard to Ganajur Mining Lease (ML) application before Hon’ble High Court – hearing held on February 12, 2021

Update on Writ Petition with regard to Ganajur Mining Lease (ML) application before
Hon’ble High Court – hearing held on February 12, 2021

In continuation of our earlier Updates on the captioned matter, we write to intimate that the Writ Petition came up for hearing on February 12, 2021. . At the outset, the Hon’ble Chief Justice asked the Government of India to point out the provision of law under which their prior approval for Ganajur Mining Lease (ML) has been kept under abeyance. The Central Government’s Standing Counsel was unable to point out any provision in the MMDR Act, 1957 that empowers them to keep their prior approvals under abeyance. Further, they conceded that an interim order of stay on their abeyance may be granted.

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