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Coronavirus: Supreme Court adjourns all hearing in all cases listed for March 25 in light of 21-day Lockdown

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court has adjourned all cases that were listed before the Court for hearing on March 25 in the wake of the 21-day lockdown invoked due to COVID-19 outbreak.

Two Division Benches of Justices DY CHandrachud with Justice Surya Kant and another comprising Justices L nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose were scheduled to assemble on Tuesday, March 25 to hear cases of extreme urgency.

The restricted functioning of the Supreme Court for hearing extremely urgent cases was decided on account of the global pandemic of COVID-19 outbreak and the corresponding preventive measures taken to ensure the government advisory for observing social distancing.

However, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, at 8PM on Monday announced a nationwide lockdown for a period of twenty-one days to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. In light of the same, the Supreme Court has adjourned, without giving the next date of hearing, all matters listed before it on March 25.

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SC Adjornment notice - 25.03.2020.pdf
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