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High Court adjourns cases till July

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Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 16

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today adjourned till July the proceedings in cases previously fixed for hearing between May 18 and May 31, indicating that the summer vacation would be observed as usual.

The High Court goes into a limited functioning mode in June every year as it customarily observes summer break. During the period, a Division Bench and a limited number of Single Benches function for taking up cases involving urgency.

As the High Court is currently not functioning at its full potential following the Covid outbreak, the observation of vacation was within the domain of doubt, with a section of lawyers seeking break from the holidays.

Although so far the High Court has not officially made its stand clear on the issue, it today issued a notice making it clear that the case fixed for hearing till May-end would be adjourned till July.

The order issued on behalf of the Chief Justice by Registrar-General Sanjiv Berry says: "Keeping in view the prevailing situation due to outbreak of the novel coronavirus and after considering the prevailing situation in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh where the conditions of lockdown and the containment zone continues and with a view to ensure the safety of the Hon'ble Judges, advocates, staff and litigants; the administrative committee has resolved that all cases already fixed /listed from May 18 to May 31 shall be adjourned... and all interim orders passed in the said cases shall continue till the next date of hearing."

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