Sunday, 14 October 2018

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

 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.
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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