SC Reprimands Maharashtra Waqf Board for Last Minute Replacement of AG

The Supreme Court (‘SC’), hearing an important question of whether a charitable trust created by a Muslim automatically becomes a Waqf property to come under the purview of the board, reprimanded the Maharashtra Waqf board for disrespecting the Attorney General (‘AG’) by replacing him at the 11th hour. SC remarked “this is not the way to deal with the AG.”

AG, to remain a part of the proceedings, invoked Article 76(3) of the Constitution which gives him the Right of Audience. Right of Audience is the right of AG to walk into any case involving important questions and give his opinion to SC without the instruction of the advocate on record.