BENGALURU: Supreme Court judge Justice V Gopala Gowda on Saturday asked the Karnataka High Court to register a suo motu PIL and ensure the implementation of the apex court verdict on providing toilet/washroom facilities in all schools in the state.
After inaugurating the National Lok Adalat held in the city, Justice Gowda requested acting Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee to take up the issue. “Officials can be summoned for contempt of court if they fail to implement the directions,” he said. Justice Gowda said the apex court had issued directions to all states to provide the facilities while dealing with the issue amendment to Article 21-A of the Constitution.
Cases Settled: As per statistics provided by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority, around 18 lakh cases (93,812 pending and around 17 lakh pre-litigation cases) were settled in courts across the state through Lok Adalat. As many as 1,149 cases were settled in the Lok Adalat at the Karnataka High Court.