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August 14 declared holiday for Delhi High Court, district courts

Bar & Bench

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:

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