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High Court Must Respect Exercise Of Discretionary Powers By District Judiciary, Cannot Play Role Of Headmaster: Delhi High Court
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High Court Must Respect Exercise Of Discretionary Powers By District Judiciary, Cannot Play Role Of Headmaster: Delhi High Court

"The High Court is required, at all times, to respect the exercise of discretionary powers by the district judiciary and not to act in a manner as could convey an impression that the court is playing the role of headmaster," the Delhi High Court has observed. Justice C Hari Shankar further added that if the High Court starts interfering with the orders passed by district judiciary in exercise of Article 227 of the Constitution of India, it is "bound to shake the confidence of the district judiciary" and "seriously impede the dispassionate exercise of discretion vested in them.""In my considered opinion, it is only as a matter of chance hierarchal circumstance that this Court is "above" the district judiciary. Else, the district judiciary, and the learned Courts of which it is comprised,...