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State Accepts Request of Lawyers Attending Physical Hearings to Travel in Local Trains after Assent of Bombay HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 16 Sep 2020 4:46pm

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The Bombay HC had been contemplating over a plea submitted by the Bombay lawyers to allow them to travel in Mumbai local trains for attending physical hearings. The Mumbai local trains are considered to be the lifeline of the city that never sleeps and is the means of transport for the masses. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mumbai locals have been closed which has posed as a great difficulty for the Mumbaikars who still have to go to work. One segment of professionals who were really plagued with this predicament was the Mumbai lawyers who submitted a plea in this regard to the Bombay HC. 

On Tuesday, i.e. September 15th, 2020, the Bombay HC directed the High Court’s registry and issue a day pass to travel in the Mumbai Local Train to any Advocate who would be attending a physical hearing. The State Government and the Union have also assented to the same. However, the court has passed the order only on an experimental basis.

A batch of PILs on the same was filed by Advocates Chirag Chanani, Sagar Sahani, Nitin Patil, and Ashley Kusher. The matter was heard by a division bench comprising of Hon’ble Justice Dipankar Datta and Hon’ble Justice GS Kulkarni. The verdict of allotting the day pass was not a quick one. In the previous hearing, issuance of e-passes to lawyers on an experimental basis was first suggested by the HC. This was done after it was informed to the court that the lawyers had great difficulties… Continue Reading...


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