The bench posted the matter for further hearing on January 15.
Sources say that Anand Kulkarni superseded Azeez Mehdi Khan as chairman of the MERC because the government was unhappy that the latter refused to toe the official line.
The state government believes that families with one or two members are unlikely to use 35 kg grain per month and will sell the extra in the black market.
Those summoned allege they are being targeted for their political views but the Maharashtra police insists they have been called only as witnesses.
Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta faced a fresh allegation, of incorporating the names of his family members as the beneficiaries of a slum redevelopment project in his constituency, which the Congress said amounted to a “conflict of interest”.
The Maharashtra chief minister is under pressure to drop his housing minister.
Pre-primary schools in Maharashtra currently do not fall under the purview of any regulatory body, with even the total number of such institutions in the state remaining unknown.
The pleas ask that members of the Qureshi community should be allowed to slaughter bulls and bullocks, who are over 16 years old as they are of no use to farmers.
The home ministry probe will also inquire into whether the NGO’s funds were directed towards ‘attracting’ the youth to terrorism.
Entry-level salaries for salespersons in Mumbai are between Rs 6,000 and Rs 8,500, less than what farmhands in rural India can make in a month.
When a precedent of this nature is allowed to be set, before we know it, more and more of those freedoms that we do not even give a second thought to will be under threat.
A case of evil intent or lousy translation? Either way, the Fadnavis government’s circular to the police on when individuals can be charged with sedition is an assault on the right to free speech