Bombay High Court Declaratory Suit Update: 29th April 2014

The Suit was listed before the Hon’ble High Court for ad-interim reliefs. In view of the voluminous affidavit in reply filed by the Defendant to oppose ad-interim reliefs, the Plaintiff sought time to file an affidavit in rejoinder. The Hon’ble Court has given directions for parties to file affidavits, and ordered the matter will be listed for directions on June 16, 2014.

In the course of the hearing today the Plaintiff’s counsel drew attention of the Hon’ble Court to the position of the Defendant in relation to the Plaintiff’s access to his residence in Saify Mahal, being Flat 343, Al-Azhar, and his access to Saifee Masjid, Raudat Tahera and all other Dawoodi Bohra community properties (such as mosques, Dar ul-Imarats, Community halls etc,) and that the Plaintiff has not been prevented from entering these in his capacity as a member of the Dawoodi Bohra Community, or a resident of Al-Azhar building. The Defendant has also denied that any member of the Dawoodi Bohra Community who believes in the Plaintiff has been threatened with excommunication or dire consequences.

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