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[COVID-19] Jammu & Kashmir High Court, Jammu wing bars entry for clerks, only arguing Counsel/litigants to be permitted

A Circular issued on Thursday, July 9 states that only the litigants and Counsel who will be arguing in a case that is listed before the Court will be permitted to enter the Court premises.

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The Jammu & Kashmir High Court at Jammu has restricted the entry of clerks to the Court premises as a precautionary measure amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Only arguing Advocates/ litigants whose cases are listed and want to argue in person shall be permitted.

A Circular issued on Thursday, July 9 states that only the litigants and Counsel who will be arguing in a case that is listed before the Court will be permitted to enter the Court premises.

If the litigants or Counsel wish to argue personally in a case that is listed in the advance list, then requisite permission for the same will have to be sought. Entry for Advocates' clerks is strictly prohibited, the circular says.

Those persons entering the premises will have to strictly adhere to the rules concerning social distancing and ensure that they are wearing a mask.

Use of hand sanitizers will also have to be ensured by the persons entering the premises. Every entrant will be subjected to thermal screening as well, the circular says.

Read Circular:

J&K HC circular - 09.07.2020.pdf
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On Wednesday, it was notified that the Srinagar wing of the High Court would remain shut for a two-day period after certain CRPF officers tested positive for COVID-19.

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