HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION FORUM Vs. STATE OF KERALA
HIGH COURT OF KERALA
HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION FORUM
STATE OF KERALA
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JAWAHAR LAL GUPTA, C. J. -
(1.) The Human Rights Protection Forum has filed this petition with the prayer that the notifications dated October 26, 2002 and March 6, 2003 embodying the Ordinances and the Act regarding imposition of Court fee in the State of Kerala be quashed.
(2.) We have heard Mr. Joshi N. Thomas, learned counsel for the petitioner. He has contended that the action of the State Government in enhancing the Court fee is arbitrary. The provision-that the State need not pay the Court fee suffers from the vice of discrimination. Lastly, it has been contended that the imposition of a court fee of Rs. 100/- for every contempt petition is also unfair. On this basis, it is contended that the two notifications deserve to be quashed.
(3.) Admittedly, the two notifications embody legislative enactments. It has not even been suggested that there was lack of legislative competence. The whole complaint is based on Article 14 of the Constitution of India.;
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