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Allahabad And Lucknow High Court to Reopen in Phase 3 of Lockdown

Lawstreet Journal 6 May 2020 7:56pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Allahabad And Lucknow High Court to Reopen in Phase 3 of Lockdown

While the first phase of the lockdown mandated for the High Courts in the country to be closed until further notice, the second phase allowed for cognizance of important issues by the means of video conferencing. 

However, with the advent of the 3rd phase of the nationwide lockdown, the Allahabad High Court has decided to reopen its Benches (at Allahabad and Lucknow) ‘in shifts’ from 8th May 2020 till 17th May 2020. 

New cases will now be allowed for filing online and manually, and cases will be heard per usual. Further, there will be no need to apply for an urgent hearing. 

Due to pressure from advocates and their organizations, it was decided to follow the established traditions of providing justice via the open court system.

General Secretary - Sharad Pathak stated that he was requested to send a copy of the motion to the Chief Justice that hearing is not being facilitated through video conferencing. Therefore, in the interest of justice, the courts should resume per normal with certain safety restrictions. 

As per a notification issued by the Registrar General of Allahabad High Court - Ajay Kumar Srivastava, the Administrative Committee of Allahabad had decided that the courts would run in two shifts in different sessions for civil matters and criminal matters. 

The timing for the civil matters was fixed from 10:30 am to 12:30 am and that for criminal matters were decided as 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm - keeping the view the need for maintaining social distancing norms.

The High Court additionally dispensed the… Continue Reading...

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