Bombay High Court Declaratory Suit Update: 15th September 2014

The suit was listed before His Lordship Mr. Justice Gautam Patel in the Hon’ble Bombay High Court on September 15, 2014. After hearing the advocates appearing for Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin and my advocates, the Hon’ble Court passed the following orders.

Parties are to file their respective affidavits of the documents they are relying on by 14th October, 2014. The process of admission, denial and inspection of the documents shall be completed by 10thNovember 2014.

The Hon’ble Court then framed the Issues (points in dispute required to be decided by the Court), which are in brief on –

(i)           maintainability of the suit and jurisdiction of the Bombay High Court to hear the suit,

(ii)        what are the requirements of a valid Nass and whether the Plaintiff proves that a valid Nass was conferred/pronounced on him,

(iii)         whether Nass once conferred cannot be retracted or revoked or changed or superseded and if not, whether Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin (the Defendant) proves that a valid Nass was conferred on him by the 52nd Dai:

(a) On 28th January 1969

(b) In the year 2005

(c) On 4th June 2011

(d) On 20th June 2011

and these amounted to or was a retraction or revocation or change or supersession of any Nass previously conferred by the 52nd Dai.


The suit will now be on 14th October 2014 for directions as to the next date and further schedule.

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Bombay High Court Declaratory Suit Update: 5th September 2014

The Defendant Shehzada Mufaddal Saifuddin’s advocate asked for more time to file their written statement. The Hon’ble Court has directed the Defendant to file his written statement by September 10, 2014. The matter will be listed on September 15, 2014 for “Framing of Issues”.

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