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Stating that businesses in the vicinity of City Civil Courts have resumed regular functioning, the Association has requested for the resumption of physical hearings, as e-hearings are "difficult and not satisfying."
The Ahmedabad Bar Association has written to the Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court seeking the resumption of regular functioning of the City Civil Court.
The Association seeks the resumption of the regular functioning of City Civil Courts, given the financial difficulties lawyers have been facing with the closure of courts and slowdown in business.
Their letter documents that the Ahmedabad City Civil Courts have been closed for nearly four months, with cases being heard via video conferencing.
The letter goes on to record the lawyers' dissatisfaction with e-hearings, describing them as "very difficult and not satisfying."
The letter further emphasizes on the feasibility of physical hearings in City Civil Courts, and recommends steps to ensure physical safety during hearings amid the pandemic.
Hearings of five cases in a day may be arranged, the Association suggests, with a thirty-minute period allotted to each matter. Entry to Court may be restricted to one lawyer, their junior, and one client per side, the letter posits.