Condonation of Delay

S 5 Limitation Act – Liberal Approach In Condonation Of Delay

N. Balakrishnan vs. M. Krishnamurthy¬†[(1998) 7 SCC 123] : The object of fixing time limit for initiation of legal proceedings is not meant to destroy the rights of any party but to fix a life span for legal remedies in public interest and that the expression “sufficient cause” should be construed liberally. Collector Land Acquisition, …

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S 5 Limitation Act – Principles/ Guidelines For Condonation Of Delay

In Esha Bhattacharjee v. Managing Committee of Raghunathpur Nafar Academy [2013(12) SCC 649], the Supreme Court laid down the following principles and guidelines: Principles i)There should be a liberal, pragmatic, justice-oriented, non- pedantic approach while dealing with an application for condonation of delay, for the courts are not supposed to legalise injustice but are obliged …

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