Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said today that the judges of the Supreme Court will contribute to the Kerala flood relief fund. A bench comprising Chief Justice and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation during the hearing of a PIL that had sought to bar of lawmakers from practising in courts across the country. The observation came after Attorney General K K Venugopal referred to the “grave tragedy” that has struck Kerala rendering 10 million people homeless.
The Attorney General had earlier donated one crore rupees to the flood relief fund. Many other senior lawyers have also contributed significant amounts towards the relief fund. The south Indian state is facing its worst flood in 100 years with 80 dams opened and all rivers in spate