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Whether court can direct litigant to furnish English translation of pleading if it is in vernacular language?

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT BOMBAY

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
WRIT PETITION NO.4102 OF 2017

Mrs. Neelam Abhijeet Kadam
Vs
The State of Maharashtra

CORAM : V.M.KANADE,C.V.BHADANG, JJ.

DATE : 2nd May 2017.

1] We have heard the learned Counsel for petitioner. The petitioners are aggrieved by a circular which is annexed at Exh.A and B issued by the Civil Judge, Senior Division, Panvel. By the said circular, the Civil Judge, Senior Division Panvel has directed all litigants and Advocates that all pleadings which are to be filed in the Panvel Court should be in Marathi language only. In our view, the said circular is patently illegal, since English is also the language of the Court. As such, we direct the Civil Judge, Senior Division, Panel to accept all the pleadings which are in English language. However,pleadings in Marathi language be also accepted with undertaking to furnish English translation of the same if required. Parties to act on an authenticated copy of this order. S.O. 15th June 2017.

(C.V.BHADANG, J) ( V.M.KANADE, J.)

 

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