The Gauhati HCBA (High Court Bar Association) on Thursday wrote to the HC Chief Justice, urging him to re-open the court premises to enable physical hearings in the state, from June 1, 2020.
The request has been made pursuant to a resolution passed by the HCBA Executive Committee Meeting held on May 26, 2020.
The resolution states,
“Litigants were unable to get Justice through Virtual Courts in the Gauhati High Court.”
Thus, the Association has requested Chief Justice AjaiLamba to restore Physical Courts from June 1, 2020 and abolish the virtual courts.
The Resolution states that even the Government Offices in Assam have re-opened with 100% attendance from May 26 onwards. Therefore, the Chief Justice may be requested to restore the Physical Courts in restricted manner, with compliance of all the safety norms.
The Association has suggested that the Advocates who are above the age of 65 years, may be allowed to continue arguing their cases via Video Conferencing. Further, the Executive Committee also resolved that all the new motion cases should be listed in its usual course.