A notification issued on Monday by the Registrar General of the High Court, Dhananjay Chaturvedi contains detailed guidelines to be followed after the resumption of physical hearing of cases.
"Last minute decisions do more harm than good. Kumbh could not be managed due to last minute decision and situation spiralled out of control," observed the bench.
Dushyant Mainali, the petitioner in the matter, said, 'We apprised the honorable court of the ground situation and the court has issued directions to combat the second wave.'
The high court came to the woman's rescue after her lawyer argued that the punishment given to her by the lower court was out of proportion to her crime.