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Delhi HC To Hear More Type Of Cases During Restricted Functioning [Read Circular]

Karan Tripathi
26 April 2020 11:58 AM GMT
Delhi HC To Hear More Type Of Cases During Restricted Functioning [Read Circular]
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For the cause of expanding the nature of matters that are being taken up during the restricted functioning, the Delhi High Court has released a list of new set of matters that can now be taken up for hearing.

By the order dated 26/04/20, the court has decided to also start hearing applications in the following matters:

  1. Matters related to The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
  2. Matrimonial matters (including the matters relating to maintenance, visitation rights and custody)
  3. Eviction matters based on bonafide requirement
  4. All Criminal Appeals/Revisions/Petitions in which convict is in custody
  5. MACT Appeals involving death and permanent disability
  6. Petitions under sec 9 and sec 34 of Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996
  7. Quashing of criminal case based on settlement through Mediation
  8. Ex parte matters

Counsels dealing with such matters, and who are willing to get them listed for hearing, have to send their matters along with scanned copies of jointly signed applications to [email protected] within one week.

Such applications shall also contain complete particulars of the case, names, mobile numbers and email IDs of all such counsel.

It is also clarified in the order that e-filing of 'non-urgent matters'/routine matters is also being permitted. However, these matters would be taken up by this Court upon resumption of regular hearing.

While expanding the nature of matters that will now be taken up for hearing, the court has also imposed the following conditions for such matters to qualify for a hearing:

  1. Such matters should be ripe for final hearing.
  2. Each side would be asked to send point-wise written submissions not exceeding five pages. Such submissions in pdf format be sent later as per the instructions to be issued by the court.
  3. Counsels shall file proper index indicating, inter alia, the points on which any authority is cited. The relevant paragraphs of such authorities be clearly mentioned. Proper and complete citations be also stated in the written submissions.
  4. Hon'ble Court may, wherever found appropriate and necessary, hear oral arguments through video-conferencing, with advance notice.

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