Kerala Floods: Judges of Delhi High Court to contribute to CM relief fund

Kerala Floods: Judges of Delhi High Court to contribute to CM relief fund

Chief Justice Rajendra Menon as well as the puisne Judges of the Delhi High Court have decided to make voluntary contributions to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund created for the Kerala floods relief.

As per a High Court Circular dated August 21, the Registry of the High Court will also make a contribution to the relief fund.

Taking note of the Kerala floods, in which thousands of people have not only lost property worth crores but have also been rendered homeless, the High Court judges have observed that herculean efforts are required to be taken for rehabilitation, reconstruction and restoration of infrastructure.

“In such a situation, the responsibility of rendering help is not confined to the State. Persons from all walks of life in society are coming forward to give a helping hand.”, the circular reads.

Over the course of the past week, lawyers as well as judges in Delhi have been doing their part in the relief efforts for the destruction caused in the wake of the Kerala floods.

Lawyers organized drives to collect flood relief materials, once on Saturday, and for the second time yesterday. Justice Kurian Joseph of the Supreme Court even took part as a volunteer.

Earlier last week, the Supreme Court Bar Association pledged a sum of Rs. 30 lakh for the victims of the floods.

Judges of the Supreme Court also came forward to contribute Rs. 25,000 each towards the Kerala floods relief fund. And now, judges of the Delhi High Court have followed suit.

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