In view of rising number of Covid cases within its Registry, the Gujarat High Court has decided to take up only urgent matters from July 15 till July 17, 2020.
Emphasizing on the need to "balance" the functionality of the Court with safety of members of the Registry, it has been intimated:
The High Court premises was closed between July 8 and July 10, after six staff members from the HC Registry and one Police constable from the Vigilance Department, tested positive for Covid-19.
As intimated by the High Court today, as many as 17 members from HC Registry have tested Covid positive. Under these circumstances, the High Court said,
"The functionality of the Courts needs to be balanced with the safety of the members of the Registry, which is the backbone of the Court and without the active and cooperative participation of very good message from the Registry, it would not have been possible for the High Court to function in such an efficient manner. The members of the Registry have weathered the toughest of circumstances and have come to the premises of the High Court even during the peak of the Lockdown and therefore, it would not be out of place to mention the heroic role that they have played in enabling and supporting the dispensation of justice."
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