SRINAGAR: The physical hearing in the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will resume from February 14.
However, hearing of cases listed before a Bench of the High Court is permitted through physical mode also with the restriction that in no Court room more than ten (10) advocates would be allowed at a time.
An order in this regard has been issued by the Pankaj Mithal Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir. As per the order, The District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals in UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh shall also start functioning through physical mode.
Further, the Entry of advocates into the Courtrooms before District’ and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals shall be restricted to 5 advocates only at 0- given time. The guidelines and protocols for prevention of Covid-19 contagion
Including wearing of masks, frequent use of hand sanitiser and maintaining safe distancing norms are mandatory for all the entrants into the Court premises.
Only those advocates whose cases are listed in the Courts and who are fully vaccinated shall be allowed entry in the Court rooms. Entry of Litigants, Clerks and Agents of the Advocates into the Court rooms shall remain prohibited for the time being.
Entry of witness(s) and accused person(s) only shall be permitted in District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals provided they are fully vaccinated and subject to strict compliance of SOPs pertaining to the containment of Covid-19 infection.
Entry in the District and Subordinate Courts and. Tribunals shall be permitted to only fully vaccinated persons from the outer gate of the Court Complex. Judicial custody remands shall be g1ven only through video conferencing as far as permissible.