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Covid-19: SC will extend the statute of limitations for the presentation of appeals from litigants until new orders | India News


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said Tuesday that the second wave of Covid-19 has created an “alarming situation” and agreed to extend the statute of limitations for filing appeals from litigants until further orders.
Observing that the resurgence of Covid-19 cases has put litigants in a “difficult situation”, the court extended all limitation periods that ended on March 14, 2021 until new orders.
A bank headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana said a formal order would be approved after reviewing the notes sent by Attorney General KK Venugopal.
The bank also made up of judges Surya Kant and AS Bopanna said that in recent weeks there has been an alarming situation across the country due to the second wave of Covid-19 that puts litigants in difficulties.
The higher court had previously decided to end the extension of the statute of limitations that was granted for filing appeals in March 2020 to litigants due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.
The supreme court had invoked on March 23 of last year its plenary power under article 142 of the constitution to extend the limitation period of appeals from courts or tribunals due to the pandemic with effect from March 15, 2020.

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