Allahabad High Court, dismissed the plea to rename itself

  • | Thursday | 24th September, 2020

Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea to rename itself either as the Prayagraj High Court or the Uttar Pradesh High Court.

The Allahabad High Court had dismissed a plea to rename itself as the Prayagraj High Court or the Uttar Pradesh High Court.

Lucknow bench of the high court dismissed the lawsuit, filed in the form of a Public Interest Litigation, terming it as a "publicity stunt litigation".

The petition was filed by advocate Ashok Pandey was dismissed by a bench of justices P K Jaiswal and D K Singh.

Petitioner raised the plea to rename the high court on the ground that the state government rechristened Allahabad district as Prayagraj on October 16, 2018. Bench said that renaming its name is within the powers of the Legislature under the Constitutional scheme and hence it cannot interfere in the issue.

The high court  restrained itself from imposing cost on the petitioner for filing "unnecessary" petition, saying the petitioner was a practising lawyer of the court.

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