SC to hear Rahul’s appeal on July 21

NEW DELHI, July 18:
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on July 21 an appeal of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi challenging the Gujarat High Court’s verdict which dismissed his plea seeking a stay on his conviction in a defamation case over his “Modi surname” remark.
A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices PS Narasimha and Manoj Mishra agreed to hear the plea after senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Gandhi, sought listing of the appeal on July 21 or July 24.
The bench said it would hear it on July 21.
In his appeal filed on July 15, Gandhi has said that if the July 7 judgment is not stayed, it would lead to throttling of free speech, expression, thought and statement. (PTI)