New Delhi: With both the Supreme Court and Delhi high court back in action, Monday is likely to be a power packed day from the courts.

Supreme Court will hear Subrata Roy’s parole and the case of discrimination against women barred from entering Sabrimala temple and 16 December gangrape case, among others.

Cases such as the Essar phone tapping, Cairn India’s plea to export excess crude, among others, will be heard by the Delhi high court.

Cairn India’s plea to export excess crude

The case relates to a plea by Cairn India before the Delhi high court, seeking export of excess crude it extracted from its Barmer oil fields in Rajasthan. Cairn India had told the court in earlier hearings that despite repeated orders by the court, Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC) had failed to clarify if it would pick up its share of the crude oil, forcing the company to sell it to domestic companies at a loss. Cairn, a Vedanta group company, has a production sharing contract with ONGC under which it gets 70% of crude from the well, while the state-owned company gets 30%. Read more

On 1 March, Cairn told the court that no permission or no-objection certificate is required from the oil ministry for it to export the surplus and that it was permitted under the foreign trade policy.

During the last hearing, the court questioned the Union government and asked it to show any statutory source or policy document which barred export of crude in India. Read more

Subrata Roy’s parole

As Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy’s parole ends on 11 July, the Supreme Court will hear his plea. The apex court had on 6 May allowed Roy and Ashok Roy Choudhary, his brother-in-law and a Sahara director, to go to Lucknow on a four-week parole to perform the last rites of Roy’s mother. Subsequently, the stay was extended as Roy promised to return investors’ money. Read here

Uniform syllabus for children

The Delhi high court will hear a plea seeking a uniform syllabus and curriculum for all students in the age group of 6-14 years across the country. On 31 May, the court had asked the Centre to inform about the steps it had taken in this regard. Read more

Ban of entry in Sabrimala temple

The apex court on Monday will also hear a public interest litigation on ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple. Non-profit Young Lawyer’s Association had moved the court seeking entry of women after which the apex court had questioned the temple’s practice. Read more

Essar phone tapping case

The court will hear a plea, which was first brought before its vacation bench, regarding seeking a court-monitored inquiry into alleged tapping, interception and recording by Essar Group of phone calls of politicians, government officials and corporate houses between 2001 and 2006. Read more

Karnataka mining

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear a plea by the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries that sought a halt on e-auction for the sale of iron and manganese ores in Karnataka, as per the apex court’s 2013 directions. Read here

16 December rape case

The apex court will hear appeals of four convicts on death row for the 16 December 2012 Delhi gangrape-cum-murder case. In an earlier hearing, the court appointed two senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Raju Ramachandran to assist the court in defending the convicts. Read more