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The long weekend just got longer for Delhi lawyers (unless you practice in the Supreme Court, of course). The Delhi High Court and district courts in the capital will observe a holiday on August 14 on account of Janmashtami, as per a notification issued by the High Court’s Registrar General.
In order to compensate for the same, the second Saturday of September, falling on the 9th, will be a working day. Cases listed for August 14 will be taken up on August 16, a day after Independence Day.
Earlier this week, the Supreme Court had refused to declare August 14 a holiday, as per a clarification issued by the Assistant Registrar to Supreme Court Bar Association Secretary Gaurav Bhatia.
That letter states that Chief Justice Khehar had refused to declared 14th as a holiday, as Janmashtami falls on the 15th, which is already an off day on account of Independence Day.
Read the notification: