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Historical: J&K High Court rolls out virtual case hearing for Ladakh, 6 matters heard on day 1

LEH: In a first, the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh on Saturday heard as many as six matters pertaining to Ladakh via virtual hearing mode.

This was made possible after the court rolled out the virtual case hearing mechanism for UT of Ladakh.

The High Court, under the Chief Justice (A) Tashi Rabstan, decided to take up the Judicial matters of UT of Ladakh on the virtual mode by allowing the parties and lawyers to appear and plead their cases from the Ladakh itself.

On Saturday, the Court of the Chief Justice heard as many as six matters of the UT of Ladakh, in which the lawyers and the government representatives who were petitioners and the respondents in the listed cases appeared on virtual mode from Leh and pleaded their cases, Chief Judicial Magistrate Leh, Tsewang Phuntsog told The Dispatch.

The roll out of such a facility for the people of Ladakh by the High Court is aimed at easing out the sufferings of the litigants and the lawyers who earlier were to physically travel to Jammu and Srinagar for appearing in their respective matters.

This will save time apart being financially viable for both parties to the case and will prove to be a big boon in the judicial dispensation.

The hearing of the matters of UT of Ladakh virtually by allowing the parties to appear and plead their cases from the Ladakh itself, will be a regular feature in future, said Anoop Kumar Sharma, Registrar Computers (IT), High Court of J&K and Ladakh.

The next lot of cases will be heard virtually on February 17, Chief Judicial Magistrate Leh, Tsewang Phuntsog informed The Dispatch.



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