[Default Bail] Pandemic may severely obstruct life in many ways, but doors of courts must remain open to protect Article 21: Allahabad High Court

"A mass disaster or Pandemic may severely obstruct life and governing systems in many ways but the doors of the courts must remain open for the protection of Article 21 of the Constitution."
[Default Bail] Pandemic may severely obstruct life in many ways, but doors of courts must remain open to protect Article 21: Allahabad High Court
Allahabad High Court

A pandemic is not an excuse for courts to justify the selective ignorance of pending remand matters or for a denial of rights to liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution, the Allahabad High Court was recently constrained to hold.

The Court was dealing with two cases involving the denial of the right to default bail, partly owing to the trial court's failure to take up pending remand matters amid the COVID-19 lockdown (Abhishek Srivastava and anr v. State of UP).

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