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No interim orders without seeing replies of states: SC on Sharjeel Imam

The counsel representing Assam sought time to file reply on the plea

Supreme COurt

The bench has posted the matter for hearing after three weeks.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Supreme Court Friday said it "cannot pass interim orders" without seeing the replies of all the five states on a plea by JNU student and anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam who has sought clubbing of multiple FIRs levelling sedition charges against him for allegedly making inflammatory speeches.
The apex court was informed that governments of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have filed their counter affidavits on Imam's plea but no responses have been filed by Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
"We cannot pass interim orders without seeing the replies of other states," a bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and V Ramasubramanian said.
The counsel

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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 4:16 PM IST

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