Case BriefsCOVID 19High Courts

Bombay High Court: A Full Court of B.P. Dharmadhikari, CJ and A.A. Sayed, S.S. Shinde and K.K. Tated, JJ. on noting the fact that lockdown is still not over and Complete access to justice is yet at a distance, extended  all the interim orders till 15th July, 2020.


The present order shall not have any application in respect of matters where interim orders have been passed, which are to be in operation until further orders of the relevant Courts or to orders, which have been modified/varied/vacated after April 15, 2020. Liberty is, however, reserved for a party to apply for vacating of the interim order by making an application before the appropriate Court.

Further the Court added that any order or decree for eviction/dispossession/ demolition which has been passed by any court/tribunal/authority subsequent to the order dated March 26, 2020, shall also remain in abeyance till July 15, 2020. [Extension of Interim Orders, In Re., 2020 SCC OnLine Bom 718 , decided on 15-06-2020]

Case BriefsCOVID 19High Courts

Allahabad High Court: A Division Bench of Govind Mathur, CJ and Ramesh Sinha, J., while observing that, though the process of “Unlock” had been started yet movement of ordinary people in several areas is restricted.

Thus Keeping in mind the overall objective conditions, Court issued the following directions:

  • All interim orders passed by the Allahabad High Court well as at Lucknow, all the District Courts, Civil Courts, Family Courts, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals and all other Tribunals in the State over which this Court has power of superintendence, which have been expired subsequent to 19th March, 2020 or are due to expire within a period of one month from today, will continue to operate upto 29th June, 2020.  Those interim orders which are not of a limited duration and are to operate till further orders will remain unaffected;
  • If a bail has been granted in anticipation as an interim measure for a specific period and that period is going to expire on or before 10th June, 2020, the same shall stand extended upto 29th June, 2020.
  • If any under trial or juvenile in conflict has been enlarged on bail through a judicial order and the period for such enlargement is going to expire on or before 14th June, 2020, the same shall stand extended upto 29th June, 2020.
  • If any orders of eviction, dispossession or demolition are already passed by the High Court, District or Civil Courts, the same shall remain in abeyance till 29th June, 2020 or having any order order by the court competent, whichever is earlier.

Petition for writ to be listed on 26th June, 2020. [State of U.P.,In Re;  2020 SCC OnLine All 742 ; decided on 08-06-2020]

Case BriefsCOVID 19High Courts

Bombay High Court: A Full Court of  B.P. Dharmadhikari CJ, and A.A. Sayed, S.S. Shinde, K.K. Tated, JJ. while dealing with an urgent petition, held that,

“…interim orders and arrangement continued by an order dated 26th March 2020 till 30th April 2020 shall continue further till 15th June 2020.”

Bench also clarified that while calculating time for disposal of matters made time bound by this Court, period for which the order dated 26-03-2020 continues to operate shall be added and time shall stand extended accordingly. [Extensions of Interim Orders, In re., WP Urgent 2 of 2020, decided on 15-04-2020]