In view of the unprecedented National Lockdown announced by the PM last night, the Madhya Pradesh High Court has decided that the high court as well the courts subordinate to it will remain closed till April 14.
"due to the threat of pandemic Corona Virus and immobilization of the public at large, it has been decided to declare the non-working of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh as well entire Subordinate judiciary of the State of Madhya Pradesh.
…there shall be no Court work with immediate effect for three weeks till 14/04/2020," the circular issued by the Registrar General states.
The order also clarifies that only urgent matters will be taken up, with the permission of the Chief Justice in case of the High Court and the District Judge or Principal Judge, Family Court or In-charge Officer thereof in case of Subordinate Court or Family Courts.
The venue and mode of hearing in such cases (videoconferencing or otherwise) will be intimated to the litigants.
Additionally, the High Court has issued the following instructions: