Lawyers have been asked to respond to a series of questionnaires seeking their opinion and assessment about virtual hearing of cases.
Gujarat govt to file detailed reply after HC reprimands state over conditions at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital
The high court had termed the state’s testing policy as an artificial method to control the spiralling cases.
The state government told the court that nearly 22.5 lakh inter-state migrant workers lived in Gujarat, as per the state labour department's data.
The High Court had on May 12, nullified 2017 election of Chudasama on the ground of malpractice and manipulation.
Justice J B Pardiwala deferred the hearing after the petitioner - Viacom 18 Media Private Limited - sought time till Monday to submit additional information before the court.
The petitioners had maintained the article was a part of investigative journalism and filing a criminal defamation suit against it was against the freedom of the press.
Advocate Mihir Joshi, representing journalist Rohini Singh, the author of the article "The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah", and its editors, told the court that the article was not defamatory.
The Wire had maintained that the story about the surge of revenue of Shah's company Temple Enterprise Private Ltd was factually correct and based on the documents obtained from a government office.