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Karnataka HC Extends Time For Rectification of Office Objections and Issues Directions for Further Proceedings

Lawstreet Journal 15 May 2021 2:32am

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The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, restored the proceedings in the public interest litigation initiated on its own to address various legal and technical issues that arose before the district and trial courts, from June 1 2020, when they started 'limited functioning', in the state. 

The court had by an order dated January 15, observing that "We hope that in the future this court will not be required to initiate such Suo-motu proceedings," had closed the proceedings. 

A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj, on Thursday (May 11, 2021) said, "Considering the situation created by the second wave of COVID-19, further directions are required to be issued for the smooth functioning of the Courts and for the benefit of the litigants and the members of the bar. Accordingly, by recalling the order dated 15th January 2021, we restore the petition. Due to the lockdown announced by the Government of Karnataka, the members of the bar are not able to enter the High Court complexes for rectification of the office objections." 

The court issued the following directions for better functioning of the Courts amidst the pandemic as:

  • In all those cases where while passing the peremptory orders for rectification of the office objections, time granted to rectify the same has expired or is likely to expire during the period from 26th April 2021 till 11th June 2021 (both days inclusive), the time granted stands extended till 25th June 2021.
  • We make it clear that all the cases which were… Continue Reading...

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