COVID-19: Delhi High Court and District Courts to Stop Physical Hearing of Cases from Today

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Following the increase in COVID-19 cases in the nation’s capital, the Delhi High Court announced on Thursday that it will stop the physical hearing of cases at the Delhi High Court and all district courts in from Friday April 9.

The court said it would address the issues in virtual mode until April 23.

“In continuation of the order n ° 190 / RG / DHC / 2021 of the office of this court dated March 3, the Plenary Court was pleased to order that in view of the alarming increase in COVID cases -19 in Delhi NCT, this court shall, with effect from April 9, address the issues in accordance with the existing arrangement regarding the list of cases, in virtual mode only, until April 23, ” indicated a public notification.

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“All courts of the Joint Registrar (Judicial) are also, from April 9, to hold courts in virtual mode only, until April 23. No adverse decision will be rendered by the courts of the Joint Registrar (Judicial) in the event of of non- The appearance of the parties and / or their counsel and the questions which are fixed for the recording of the evidence in the aforementioned courts will be postponed ”, indicates the notification.

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The Delhi State Legal Services Authority has also postponed the Lok Adalat scheduled for Saturday April 10 to further orders.

“Due to the recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases in Delhi and taking into account that in the next National Lok Adalat scheduled for April 10 there is a likelihood of high attendance at all court complexes, there is was advised and led by the Executive Chairman of the Delhi State Legal Services Authority, to defer the national Lok Adalat until new orders. The Lok Adalat scheduled for April 10 is therefore postponed, ”indicated a notification issued by the DSLSA.

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The Delhi High Court and all Delhi district courts resumed physical hearing from March 15, 2021. The High Court suspended its operation on March 23 last year, followed by the imposition of the lockdown.

The move comes as the nation’s capital has recorded as many as 7,437 new cases and 24 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the health department said Thursday. The peak was the largest single-day increase in Delhi since November 19 last year, when 7,546 cases of COVID-19 were recorded.

(With ANI inputs)

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