Kerala Floods: High Court Records Satisfaction Over Relief Work Provided In Camp; Closes Suo Moto Proceedings

Kerala Floods: High Court Records Satisfaction Over Relief Work Provided In Camp; Closes Suo Moto Proceedings

The High Court of Kerala has recorded satisfaction over measures adopted by the Government to provide relief to over 500 people  at a relief camp in Aluva.

Today morning, a Division Bench of the High Court had initiated suo moto proceedings on the basis of information received that about 500 persons at a relief camp at St.Joseph's Pontifical Seminary were stranded without food and shelter. Hence, the Court had sought information updates by 1.45 PM.  The Court had initiated suo moto proceedings by a hand written order, stating :

"Considering the extenuating circumstances, and the dearth of staff, we register an unnumbered case, on information received by one of us, we request the Superintendent of Police, Ernakulam Rural to provide food and shelter to the 500 people stranded at the relief camp at St Joseph Pontifical Seminary between UC College and Mangalapuzha Bridge at Aluva. We hope that some information would be received by us at 01.45 pm today"

When the matter was taken at 1.45 PM, the Senior Government Pleader Mohammed Rafiq submitted that the Superintendent of Police, Ernakulam Rural, had ensured supply of food and relief materials to the people at the camp. The Court also took note of the fact that a team of High Court lawyers led by Adv. Mathew Kuzhalnadan, Adv. Anoop V Nair and Adv. Joby Cyriac was overseeing relief work at the camp.

Recording satisfaction and appreciation of the relief works done by the Government and Advocates Association, the suo moto proceedings were closed.