[COVID-19 Pandemic] Madras High Court to continue hearing matters through video conference, albeit with increased sitting strength

The decision was taken on Thursday keeping in view "the peculiar grim situation" in Tamil Nadu with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Avin Gate of the Madras High Court
Avin Gate of the Madras High Court

Keeping in view grim situation in Tamil Nadu as far as the COVID-19 pandemic is concerned, it has been decided that the Madras High Court will continue functioning via video conferencing, albeit with an increased strength of two Division Benches and ten Single Judges at the Principal Bench from this month.

As far as the Madurai Bench is concerned, it was decided that all judges may function by hearing matters through video conference only.

It has also been decided that the number of cases taken up during this period may be enhanced in a limited, staggered manner.

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