High Court of Jammu & Kashmir
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir

Coronavirus Lockdown: Jammu and Kashmir HC, subordinate courts to hear only urgent matters through video conferencing/video call

The High Court has issued various directions for the functioning of the courts till March 31, keeping in mind the government orders for a lock down to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

Aishwarya Iyer

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued directions to restrict the functioning of the High Court and subordinate courts in view of the suspension of public transport and other restrictions imposed by the government to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

While intimating that the cause list for matters listed up to March 31 will be provided in advance, the High Court has issued guidelines dealing with hearings for urgent matters through video conferencing or remotely through video calls, a prohibition on filing ordinary matters, directions for restricted work times for staff members etc.

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