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Kerala High Court orders extension of interim orders and bails till May 31 [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 21 May 2021 9:23pm

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The Kerala High Court on Wednesday (May 19, 2021) has ordered that all interim orders and interim bails which are due to expire during the lockdown period shall be extended till May 31, 2021. 

In light of the surge in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kerala State Government had declared a lockdown from May 8, 2021, to May 23, 2021, to control the spread and for alleviating the grievances of the public. Normal proceedings before the courts and tribunals were suspended given the ongoing lockdown. 

The Kerala High Court decided to register an instant suo moto writ petition to deal with the legal matters and for extension of orders passed by the Kerala High Court. 

A bench of Chief Justice S. Manikumar, Justice C.T Ravikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly directed that “All interim orders passed by the Courts/Tribunals upon which High Court exercises jurisdiction under Article 227 of the Constitution of India, which are due to expire during the lockdown period, are to be extended by this Court and accordingly, they are extended upto 31.05.2021.”


The litigants and their counsel will be denied the opportunity to approach Courts and Tribunals, during the lockdown period, for applying for an extension. The Court in order to free the litigant from this impediment sought to extend the interim orders till May 31, 2021.

The Kerala High Court further directed the revival of its directions which were passed last year during the first lockdown period. The Court emphasized that its directions were… Continue Reading...

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