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Public Interest Litigation in Karnataka High Court for Use of A4 Size Paper with Double Printing at Karnataka High Court and Subordinate Court [READ PETITION]

Lawstreet Journal 9 Oct 2020 1:47am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Public Interest Litigation in Karnataka High Court for Use of A4 Size Paper with Double Printing at Karnataka High Court and Subordinate Court [READ PETITION]

Public interest litigation has been filed by three law students Akiriti Agarwal, Bhavana M, and Lakshya Purohit urging the use of A4 size paper and double printing of the paper for all purposes in the Karnataka High Court and district courts in the Karnataka. 

Two Judge Bench comprising of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi issued the notice returnable on November 12 while hearing a petition filed by 3 law students.

The Petitioner has earlier approached the Supreme Court of India for implementing the use of A4 Size and double printing of paper in the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has passed a circular on March 5, 2020, directing for mandatory usage of A4 size paper with double printing for all purposes. The circular passed by the Supreme Court was implemented by the High Court of Calcutta, Kerala, and Tripura. 

The petition states that Rule 2 of Chapter XII of High Court of Karnataka Rules, 1959 mandates that the use of foolscap paper which in common parlance is known as' legal sheet '. Further, the rule specified that the paper should be printed or written on both sides. Rule 7(1) of the Karnataka Civil Rules of Practice, 1967 mandates that the use of white durable or A4 size sheet for pleadings and related documents. 

In the petition, it was contended that since the Supreme Court has already implemented the usage of A4 size paper and printing on both sides for all purposes. Hence, it becomes necessary for uniformity and easy access to Justice High Court… Continue Reading...


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