The apex court on Monday (August 20) expressing concern on the recent Kerala floods said that the Judges of the court will contribute to the flood relief fund.
“We are also making some contribution. Judges of this court are also making contribution for the flood relief fund,” the bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said.
The bench made this observation while hearing a PIL that had sought to bar MLAs/MPs from practising in courts across the country. Attorney General K K Venugopal while arguing referred to the Kerala floods as “grave disaster” rendering 10 million people homeless.
Venugopal had earlier donated Rs one crore to the flood relief fund.
It was also recommended that for the time being all the costs imposed by the court should also be transferred to Kerala flood relief fund.
—India Legal Bureau