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To annul, vacate, void, abate, dispel, or overthrow. One quashes an indictment,a rebellion,or fears that a zoning variance will ruin the neighborhood. Use of the word “squash”instead of “quash” is inappropriate.

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But the BJP alleged that the Supreme Court quashing the disproportionate assets case against BSP leader Mayawati was an indictment of the government which was "misusing" the investigative agencies for political gains.
Following the framing of charges, Tejpal had moved the Apex Court seeking quashing of the sections levelled against him, to which the Supreme Court on August 06, reserved its order.
In these circumstances, at this stage, no ground for quashing of the FIR is made out.
In our view, once the licences granted to the private respondents on or after January 10, 2008, and subsequent allocations of spectrum were quashed by this court, the government is duty-bound to auction the entire spectrum, which became available as a result of such quashing and it cannot avoid compliance of the court's order in guise of acting on the recommendations made by TRAI."
Ali has sought quashing of sections 4 and 7 of the Act.
THE Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking quashing of an FIR lodged by a woman constable against three youths who had allegedly molested her.
And the President of the High Court told the men they cannot rely on the quashing of the injunction against them to secure their release.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 8 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to give an urgent hearing to a petition seeking quashing of the gazette notification abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir.
In most of the cases, the court, while quashing the PSA detentions, has remarked that no new activity has been shown by police agencies as grounds to detain a person under PSA, reported.
On August 8, 2013 the apex court had declined to review its judgment quashing the DA case against her.
The court, quashing the verdicts and ordering a fresh trial, said it would give reasons for its decision at a later date.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Maharashtra government on a plea of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) seeking stay on Bombay High Court's order quashing the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearances granted for the southern part of the Rs 12,000 crore coastal road project.