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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Supreme Court order on Asbestos

ITEM NO.37 COURT NO.1 SECTION PIL

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO(s). 310 OF 2008

Date: 24/10/2008 This Petition was called on for hearing today.

CORAM :
HON'BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE P. SATHASIVAM
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE AFTAB ALAM

For Petitioner(s) Mr.Sanjay Parikh, Adv.
Mr.P.C.Sen, Adv.
Ms. Binu Tamta,Adv.


For Respondent(s)

UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following
ORDER


The petitioner by way of this writ petition seeks prohibition on import of Asbestos into India as it is a major health hazard. According to the petitioner, huge quantity of Asbestos is being imported from other countries causing health problems.

The petitioner is at liberty to pursue the matter with the Government/appropriate authority.

The writ petition is disposed of accordingly.




(G.V.Ramana) (Veera Verma)
Court Master Court Master

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