I have filed a case in the District Consumer Forum, and also filed a rejoinder enclosing all the documents on which I want to rely. The rejoinder was filed along with affidavit attested by the Oath Commissioner. On the last date of hearing, the Forum refused to accept the "Evidence by way of Affidavit" as it lacked attestation by the Oath Commissioner. "Evidence by way of Affidavit" includes all those documents which I had already filed along with my rejoinder before the Forum. Now the case is fixed for arguments. My doubts are:
(i) Whether the Forum will consider all those documents which I filed along with rejoinder; and
(ii) Whether absence of "Evidence by way of Affidavit" will have any impact upon my case.
I would be grateful if, apart from above queries, you provide citation(s) of the judgements of higher courts allowing compensation on the basis of hardships suffered due to deficiency in services.