The Gauhati High Court Bar Association (GHCBA) on May 28, in a representation to chief justice of Gauhati High Court, urged for restoration of ‘physical courts’ by abolishing the virtual courts from June 1.

Jiten Payeng, Secretary General of GHCBA said the executive committee meeting of the association had taken a resolution on May 26 to request the chief justice of Gauhati High Court for restoration of physical courts from June 1 by abolishing the virtual courts which has been following since March 24 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

“The executive committee meeting unanimously resolved that the litigants were facing difficulties in getting justice through virtual courts and as the state government has also opened all its offices with 100 per cent attendance from May 26, as such we have requested chief justice to restore the physical courts and abolish the present virtual courts by complying all the safety norms,” Payeng said.

However, advocates who are above 65 years of age may be allowed to continue to argue their cases via ‘video conferencing’ as is followed now.

The executive committee also resolved that all the new motion cases should be listed in its usual course as before.

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