Arbitration Clause cannot be invoked after 32 Years

Setting aside an appeal preferred against an order of the Calcutta High Court (‘CHC’), which had dismissed the appellant’s application under Section 11(6) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, which invoked the arbitration clause after thirty-two years from the day when the cause of action of arose, the Supreme Court(‘SC’) held that: “Merely because for the alleged dues of 1985/1986, the legal notice to refer the dispute to the arbitrator is made after a period of approximately thirty-two years, the appellant cannot be permitted to say that the cause of action to file the application under Section 11(6) of the 1996 Act had accrued in the year 2018/2019.