Gujarat High Court has stayed the Central Information Commission's order asking the Gujarat University (GU) to give information on PM Narendra Modi’s degree to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Accepting the varsity's demand for stay, it also issued notices to central information commissioner M Sridhar Acharyulu, Centre and Kejriwal seeking their responses and posted next hearing to September 6.
Last week, university had approached a single judge, seeking to crush the CIC order. But Justice S H Vora only issued notices to the three respondents but did not stay the CIC order.
Senior counsel Tushar Mehta, representing the GU, argued before the division bench that the university was not a party to proceedings before the CIC and no hearing was given to it before passing the order, in violation of principles of natural justice.
On Wednesday, CIC had directed Delhi University and GU to give information on Modi's degrees to Kejriwal.