Coronavirus, Supreme Court
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Coronavirus: SCAORA resolves to refrain from appearing before the Supreme Court till April 4, abides by Delhi govt. order of total lock down

The association has asked its members to refrain from appearing before the Supreme Court.

Aishwarya Iyer

The Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) passed a resolution on Sunday stating that its members will not appear before the Supreme Court till April in light of the prevelant lockdown situation.

The Association took note of the notification issued by the government of Delhi dated March 22, 2020 through which a total lock down till March 31 has been effected. In light of the same, the SCAORA passed a resolution stating that no SCAORA members will appear before the Court till April 4.

Such a resolution has been passed with a view to safeguard and protect the Supreme Court, the members of the Bar, office staff and the registry staff.

The resolution further adds,

"The borders have been shut down and members commuting from Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Noida will not be able to reach the Hon’ble Court. Further public transport like Delhi Metro have also been shut down in the best interests of the citizens."

The Association has also appealed to the Chief Justice of India to completely close down the premises of the Supreme Court in the best interests of the health of the Bar and the Bench.

The resolution has been passed in furtherance to their previous resolution dated March 21, where in the association had made a number of recommendations for further restricting the functioning of the Supreme Court in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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