HC orders closure of all courts in J&K, Ladakh

The Chief Justice of J&K and Ladakh High Court on Thursday ordered closure of all courts in the two UTs during the national lockdown period.

The J&K High Court has jurisdiction over both the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

The Registrar General of the High Court issued a circular ordering that the High Court and all subordinate courts in J&K and Ladakh will remain closed during the period of lockdown till April 14.

Judicial officers of the High Court and the district courts shall remain available at their homes in order to deal with matters of emergent nature.

The circular has also advised all judicial officers and staff to strictly follow the instructions detailed for control and prevention of coronavirus.