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Karnataka High Court: Rights Cannot Be Enforced After Unreasonable Lapse of Time 

In the case of M Channabasappa V. General Manager, the Karnataka High Court has opined that even though the law of limitation is not expressly applicable to the petitions that have been filed under Article 226 of the Constitution, such rights cannot be imposed after an unreasonable amount of time has passed. The decision was given by Justice M Nagaprasanna, who relied on the Supreme Court judgement on the case, UP Power Corporation Ltd. V. Ramagopal. The petition was later dismissed.

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Kerala HC: COVID 19 Cannot Be A Ground To Put Judicial Work On Hold; Adapt To Digital Platforms 

In the case of Sajil V. National Investigating Agency, Kochi Zone, the two accused had filed a plea which sought the postponement of the trial and the reason given for such postponement was the COVID 19 pandemic situation prevailing in the country. The plea was dismissed by the Division Bench of Justice K Vinod Chandran and Justice Ziyad Rahman AA. The Court opined that the pandemic situation could not be  a ground to put a hold on the judicial proceedings, which had already been facing delays. The Court also emphasized on the benefits of using the digital platforms to conduct proceedings.

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Eastern Caribbean SC Grants Medical Bail To Mehul Choksi 

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has granted medical bail to Mehul Choksi who needed to travel to Antigua and Barbuda for specialised medical attention. The decision was given by Madam Justice Bernie Stephenson. The Court had directed Choksi to furnish a bond of 10000 Eastern Caribbean Dollars to the Registrar of the Dominican High Court. Earlier, Indian agencies had moved the court in Dominica to get Choksi repatriated to India so that he could be tried for the money laundering charges against him.

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Kerala HC: Forced Deduction From Pension To CM Relief Fund Not Permissible

The Kerala High Court has directed that no amount can be deducted from the pension granted to employees who have retired, to be contributed to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, without written consent. The decision was given by Justice Devan Ramachandran. The petition had been filed by two retired KSEB employees who had their pensions deducted without authorisation. The case was Rajab E.G. & Anr. V. Kerala State Electricity Board.

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