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Judge Hemant Gupta Appointed Chief Of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre

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  • Former Supreme Court judge Hemant Gupta has been appointed as the chairperson of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC).
  • The NDIAC was established for the purpose of creating an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalized arbitration.
  • Justice Hemant Gupta, who demitted office on October 14, was part of a bench that had delivered a split verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the March 15 judgment of the Karnataka High Court refusing to lift the ban on wearing of hijab in educational institutions in the state.
  • Justice Hemant Gupta had dismissed the petitions against the high court verdict upholding the ban on hijab.
  • Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia, another judge of the bench, differed with Justice Gupta saying students have the right to wear hijab.
  • Justice Gupta was elevated as a top court judge on November 2, 2018.

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