A Division Bench of the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir at Jammu comprising of Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Rajesh Bindal issued notice to the Government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the Government of India to produce all Circulars which declared the High Court of J&K and the District Courts as High Security Zones. They also directed the Government of India to consider the deployment of security by the Central Armed Police Force to both the Wings of the High Court as well as all the District Courts.
"The act of locking of the main door of the District Courts can have dangerous consequences which are beyond the violation of the Article 21 rights of the prisoners and accused. The same can result in dangerous situation of anarchy within the Court complex. The same can endanger not only the security of the judges and other persons inside the district complex but also imperil lives in the event of any untoward incidents.The Court on its Own Motion, stated that the responsibility of Court was to ensure that dispensation of justice to the people of UTs of J&K, and Ladakh was effect and fair. In order to maintain the same, the Courts were dependent upon the local police tasked to provide security to the courts and thereby prevent any disruption of the justice dispensation system"