DHARAM PRAKASH Vs. UNION OF INDIA
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
UNION OF INDIA
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MUKUNDAKAM SHARMA, CJ. -
(1.) By filing this petition, the petitioner has challenged the constitutional
validity of the provisions of Section 13(4) and Section 34 of the Arbitration
and Conciliation Act, 1996 as being violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the
Constitution of India.
(2.) In the writ petition, the petitioner has incorporated an additional prayer for
issuance of a direction to the respondents No.1 and 2 to club the cases of
similar nature to be decided by the same Arbitrator preferably by a retired
Judge of this court rather than giving these matters for adjudication to
different Arbitrators. The writ petition is contested by both Union of India
and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited.
(3.) We have also heard the learned counsel appearing for the parties on the
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