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Breaking: Interim orders by Delhi High Court, subordinate courts extended till June 15

Aditi Singh

All interim orders passed by the Delhi High Court and its subordinate courts, which were subsisting as on May 15 and are likely to expire or have already expired, stand automatically extended till June 15, 2020, or until further orders.

An order to this effect was passed by a three-Judge Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh in view of the lockdown and limited functioning of the courts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

On March 25, the High Court had passed an order extending the life of interim orders which were subsisting as on March 16 and were likely to expire or had already expired, till May 15, 2020.

Subsequently, the Delhi High Court and its subordinate courts further suspended its functioning till May 17 in view of the extension of lockdown.

While deciding to take up only urgent matters, all the pending matters were adjourned en bloc.

In the Order passed today, the Court noted that "some of the restrictions" imposed by the Central Government were in operation but extraordinary situation still persisted.

It thus ordered,

"..in continuation of this Court’s order dated 25th March, 2020, we hereby order that in all matters pending before this Court and Courts subordinate to this Court, wherein the interim orders issued, as mentioned in our order dated 25th March, 2020, were subsisting as on 15.05.2020 and expired or will expire thereafter, the same shall stand automatically extended till 15.06.2020 or until further orders, except where any orders to the contrary have been passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in any particular matter, during the intervening period."
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The Court has added that in case the extension of the interim order causes any hardship of an extreme nature to a party to such proceeding, they would be at liberty to seek appropriate relief.

Read the Order:

Re Extension of interim orders- DelhiHC.pdf
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