The Delhi High Court has raised almost Rupees Fifty Three Lakhs for Kerala flood relief, at a mobilization drive held on Saturday. While the Bar Association collectively contributed Rs.44 lakhs, the Registry donated Rs.5 lakhs and the judges contributed Rs.4.5 lakhs.
The amount was handed over to the Kerala Resident Commissioner at a function presided over by the Delhi High Court Chief Justice, Justice Rajendra Menon. Justice Kurian Joseph, Supreme Court judge, also participated in the event.
Speaking at the event, Justice Joseph said that his brother’s family at the banks of Periyar river in Kalady was affected in the floods, and they had to shift to relief camp. He commended the mobilization drive of the legal fraternity by remarking ‘law has become live now’.
Justice S Ravindra Bhat, Justice S Muralidhar, Justice Prathiba M Singh, Justice C Harishankar, Justice Siddharth Mridul, Justice IS Mehta, Justice AK Pathak of the Delhi High Court were also present at the event. Senior Advocates S Hariharan, Rebecca Mammen John etc. were also spotted at the function.
Delhi High Court Bar Association President Kirti Uppal said that the Association would turn its focus to other calamity-states as well.
About four truck loads of relief materials were also collected at the event.