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Punjab and Haryana High Court restricts filing of multiple writ petitions with similar cause of action [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jul 2020 9:42pm

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Last week, the Punjab and Haryana High Court put a restriction on the practice of filing multiple writ petitions related to the similar or same cause of action.

Justice Anil Kshetarpal opined that filing of multiple petitions is not helpful to the justice or the judicial institution. He noted that ‘the dockets of the Courts are already overflowing’.

The Bench consisting of Single Judge was of the view that multiple petitions on a similar cause of action waste the valuable time of the Institutions and the Bar and the Bench are equal participants in it.

The Court further said that the Institution was set-up to make a sincere endeavor to give justice to all the litigants and to be able to achieve that goal, the unnecessary filing of petitions is discouraged.

The court while hearing the petition filed by a workers' union against the State of Punjab and other respondents noted that the writ petitioner had filed a previous Civil Writ Petition, which after notice of motion issued on 24/6/2020, is pending for 20/7/2020. The parties in both petitions are the same.

The Bench reflected on the question which the Court was called upon to answer- Whether multiple writ petitions with regard to the same or similar cause of action between the same parties, should be permitted to be filed or not?

It was observed that for the purpose of regulating the filing of writ petitions the High Court had notified the Writ Jurisdiction (Punjab and Haryana) Rules, 1976. As per the format issued it is… Continue Reading...

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