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Rajeev Dhavan is an Indian Senior Advocate, a human rights activist, and a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists. He is the author or co-author of numerous books on legal and human rights topics, and is a regular columnist in the leading newspapers in India.
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CBI vs CBI: 18 months on, top officer hasn’t joined dutyA bench of CJI S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian asked, “How can you not join your place of posting?” His counsel Rajeev Dhavan said Bassi had challenged his “illegal”..
SC adjourns hearing in 2009 contempt case against Prashant Bhushan, Tarun TejpalSenior advocate Shanti Bhushan, who is an intervener in the case, said he found it very difficult to advance arguments through video conferencing and it would be better if the case was heard after..
Apex court eyes Ayodhya modelThe bench headed by CJI S A Bobde called upon senior advocates Rajeev Dhavan and C S Vaidyanathan to employ their teams’ expertise in streamlining the filing of written submissions and dividing the..
Sabarimala will get precedence, CAA and Article 370 can wait: Supreme CourtThe CJI’s observation came when senior advocates Indira Jaising and Rajeev Dhavan said deferring the hearing on faith vs fundamental rights issue could clash with the hearing on petitions challenging..
Litigant Haji Mehboob to file review petition in Ayodhya case before Dec 6"Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has already filed a petition in the matter. We will also file a petition on or before December 6. Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan will file the petition. It has been signed by almost..
Sacked as Jamiat counsel after drafting review plea: Rajeev DhavanSenior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who represented Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case has claimed that he was “sacked from the case” despite having drafted the Jamiat..
AIMPLB hopeful Rajeev Dhavan will represent it when Ayodhya review petition is filedThe All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB)on Tuesday was hopeful that senior counsel Rajeev Dhavan will represent it when it files a review petition in the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya verdict.
Ayodhya Muslim counsel Rajeev Dhavan says sacked by Jamiat, AIMPLB says will continue under himSenior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who had been the face of Muslim parties in the Ayodhya case, on Tuesday announced his sacking by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind's advocate-on-record Ejaz Maqbool. However, All India..
'Just been sacked from Ayodhya case... for nonsense reason': Lawyer Rajeev Dhavan, who represented Muslim side"I don't know what were their compulsions but they confirmed to me it was a sacking. Now they are saying that I was sick and unavailable, it is a lie," Dhawan said.
It's conclusive proof of exact birthplace: Creator of mapThe man who prepared a pictorial map showing the Ram Janmasthan, ex-IPS officer Kishore Kunal, isn't surprised that lawyer Rajeev Dhavan, representing Muslim petitioners in the Ayodhya title suit,..
In latest theatrics, Dhavan shreds 'Ram birthplace' mapEnacting a Bollywood courtroom scene in the Supreme Court, Muslim party counsel Rajeev Dhavan on Wednesday dramatically tore into pieces a map which Hindu Mahasabha had cited as depicting the "exact..
High drama at Supreme Court: After Muslim party's counsel Rajeev Dhawan tears Ayodhya papers, CJI says 'we'll walk out'Earlier today, CJI Ranjan Gogoi had said that the daily hearings on the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid land dispute will end by 5 PM.
British grants a proof to our title: MuslimsBringing out evidence in the form of grants received from the British government for the upkeep of the mosque, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan told the apex court that this showed continuity of..
Don’t repeat same argument: SC to Rajeev Dhavan
Ayodhya case: Muslim parties apologise in SC for questioning 2003 ASI reportA five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan that they do not wish to question the authorship of the summary of the ASI report. "It is..
Ayodhya: SC closes contempt case against man for threatening advocate representing Muslim partiesThe SC on Thursday closed a contempt case against an 88-year old retired public servant after he expressed regret for writing objectionable letters to senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan for appearing for..
Ayodhya: SC view on Hindu belief in birthplace of Lord Ram evokes sharp reaction from Muslim lawyerMuslim parties termed as "conjecture" the Supreme Court's observation Wednesday that the Hindus believed in some divinity in the central dome of the disputed structure at Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid..
Supreme Court seeks time frame for Ayodhya suit trialSpeaking for the bench, the CJI asked senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan to take the lead in preparing the schedule after consulting all counsels
Ayodhya Case: SC seeks Registry's report over live-streaming proceedingsThe top court was hearing a petition filed by RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya. Sunni Wakf Board counsel Rajeev Dhavan objected to this and asked whether it would be advisable to start live streaming..
Ayodhya Dispute: Janmasthan cannot file suit - Muslim partiesSenior advocate Rajeev Dhavan told a five-judge bench that a place being made a juridical person cannot be accepted in law for a juridical person entails certain rights and duties.
Uttar Pradesh Minister claim on judiciary in Ayodhya case attracts Supreme Court ireSenior advocate Rajeev Dhavan appearing for Muslim parties told a five-judge bench that he was concerned due to the comments that came from UP Minister Mukut Bihari Verma
'Don't argue against the deity': Muslim parties' lawyer in Ayodhya case tells SC he is receiving threats onlineSenior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, representing Muslim parties in the Ayodhya Babri Masjid land dispute case, on Thursday submitted before the Supreme Court that he has been receiving threats on social..
Ayodhya case: SC takes note of lawyer receiving threat messages, says this shouldn't be happeningThe Supreme Court on Thursday took note of the submission of senior lawyer Rajeev Dhavan, representing Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, that he has been receiving..
Ayodhya hearing: 'Miscreants' can't have claim, Muslim parties tell SCMuslim parties on Tuesday argued before the court that "miscreants" who demolished the mosque could not claim ownership over the 2.77 acre disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya. They..
SC issues notice to Chennai Professor Shanmugham on contempt plea by Rajeev DhavanDr Dhavan in his petition pleaded to the top court for initiation of contempt of court proceedings against him for interfering with the court proceedings.
Ayodhya: Supreme Court notices to 2 for threatening senior advocate Rajeev DhavanThe Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from two persons for allegedly threatening senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan for taking up the case on behalf of the Sunni Waqf Board and other Muslim parties..
Ayodhya: SC to hear Rajeev Dhavan's contempt plea against ex-govt official for threatening himA five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi told senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing Dhavan, that the contempt plea would be taken up. "It will be listed for hearing..
Ayodhya dispute case: Sunni WAQF board lawyer threatened for appearing for Muslim parties, contempt plea filedSunni Central WAQF board lawyer, Dr Rajeev Dhavan, on Friday filed a contempt petition against one professor, N Shanmugam for allegedly threatening him for appearing for Muslim parties in the Ayodhya..
It's a five-day week for Ayodhya case: Supreme Court overrules Muslim parties' objectionAs proceedings began on Friday, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan appearing for one of the Muslim parties to the suit, stood up to raise an objection to the Ayodhya title suit case being heard from Monday..
Ayodhya case: All India Sunni Waqf Board, lead petitioner object day-to-day hearingThe submission was made by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who is appearing for M Siddiq and the All India Sunni Waqf Board, when the Supreme Court commenced hearing on the fourth day in the case.
SC stalls resignation, disqualification of rebel K’taka MLAs till TuesdayA bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, which had requested the Speaker on Thursday take a decision on the resignations in the course of the day, was forced..