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[COVID-19 Lockdown] Allahabad High Court to sit in two shifts from May 8 onwards; subordinate courts to remain closed

It is further intimated that fresh matters may be filed electronically or manually and that there would not need to file any urgency application

Aishwarya Iyer

The Allahabad High Court has resolved to open its Benches at Allahabad and Lucknow from May 8 onwards, amid the third leg of the COVID-19 national lockdown.

The Administrative Committee of the Allahabd High Court held a meeting today telephonically to consider the issue regarding the resumption of regular sittings of the High Court.

It has now been resolved that the Courts in Allahabad and Lucknow will be opened from May 8 onwards "in two different shifts having different sessions for criminal as well as civil matters."

It is further informed,

"The timing for each session shall be from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. While making the Courts operational all protocol pertaining to social distancing shall be maintained."

Any fresh matter can be filed manually as well as through the electronic mode. No urgency applications need to be filed, it is further stated.

Read the Notification here:

Resolution of Hon'ble Administrative Committee dated May 4, 2020.pdf

However, the subordinate courts in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed, as intimated in a notice issue on May 2.

Read the notice:

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