Delhi High Court extends subsisting interim orders till 16 July 2021
Amidst the alarming resurgence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi High Court took suo moto cognizance of the situation and directed that all interim matters subsisting as on April 19, 2021 before the High Court and its subordinate courts would stand extended till 16 July 2021.
It added that till then, the Court shall hear only extremely urgent matters that too filed in the year 2021 only.
The Full Bench of the Court comprising of Justices Vipin Sanghi, Rekha Palli and Talwant Singh passed the order. The order stated, "Taking suo moto cognizance of the aforesaid extraordinary circumstances, under Article 226 & 227 of the Constitution of India, it is hereby ordered that in all matters pending before this court and courts subordinate to this court, wherein such interim orders issued were subsisting as on 19.04.2021 and expired or will expire thereafter, the same shall stand automatically extended till 16.07.2021 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."
The Court added, "Needless to clarify that in case, the aforesaid extension of interim order causes any hardship of an extreme nature to a party to such proceeding, they would be at liberty to seek appropriate relief, as may be advised."