News Articles: Legal

These are a collection of articles that have been published in newspapers and magazines (online and print) about the Bombay High Court Declaratory Suit and the Gujarat High Court case. They include issues about succession, framing of issues, etc. The articles are a mix of English and Gujarati. Press reports linked to from this site contain solely the opinions of the report authors/anchors, and the contents therein are not endorsed by the Office of Syedna Taher Fakhruddin Saheb.

HC judge bans phones in Syedna trial

6 August 2015

"...The direction was passed by Justice Gautam Patel after he was informed by court staff that a person was seen taking a photograph of Qutbuddin while he was being cross-examined on August 4 by Saifuddin's advocate, just before the lunch recess. "It is unacceptable. I must safeguard the interests of the witness,'' said an angry Patel, when the court resumed post-lunch..."

Syedna Burhanuddin said I am beloved son, says Qutbuddin during cross-examination

5 August 2015

"....Mr. Chagla asked, Is it correct that in the sermon of which you spoke earlier, the 52nd Dai used precisely this expression Al-Walad-Al-Ahabb?..." - Afternoon Dispatch and Courier, 5 August 2015

I'm hurt from being barred from Mausoleum: Syedna's uncle

1 August 2015

"...Asked if involved in the construction of the mausoleum, he said, "Very much." Next Chagla asked how often he visits it. "I used to visit it almost every day..." -Times of India, August 1 2015

Attended majlis where successor was announced

30 July 2015

"...Qutbuddin is being cross examined in the HC in a suit filed by him, claiming to be declared as the rightful 53rd Syedna. He was asked if he had attended a majlis on June 6, 2011 at Saifee Masjid. He told the court ..." -DNA Mumbai Pg 6, July 30 2015


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