Earlier, a bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka had extended the life of all interim orders through a notification dated April 16. And further extended till November 29, keeping in a view of the Covid-19 Pandemic situation.
Subsequently, the Karnataka High Court has further extended the validity of all interim orders across the state till January 7, 2021 as the pandemic situation is still not under control.
The Court also passed the appropriate directions with respect to extension of interim orders, to ensure that litigants do not suffer on account of their inability to approach the courts during the pandemic.
The Court clarified that the continuation of the order will not prevent the courts from hearing the interlocutory applications on which interim or ad-interim orders have been passed. And has noted that, If any applications are made for vacating the interim orders or ad-interim orders, the courts will take up those applications for hearing.