The Gauhati High Court has extended its directions issued on March 24 and notification dated April 15 till June 30 next.

Earlier on March 24, the High Court issued an order regulating working of the High Court and extended the same till May 26.

Now, the Gauhati High Court has further extended the same till June 30.

In an order issued on Saturday, the Registrar general of the Gauhati High Court said whereas the Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI has allowed inter-state travel to migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons, the restrictions on movements and gatherings have been extended.

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The order issued by the registrar general earlier stated, “Considering the prevailing circumstances and after taking inputs from the Health Department, Government of Assam and senior doctors, and in order to ensure strict adherence of the norms for social distancing in the court premises, amongst Hon’ble judges, learned Advocates, litigants, staff of the High Court as well as Subordinate Courts and all stakeholders of the Judicial system in all four Benches at Guwahati, Kohima, Aizawl and Itanagar falling under the jurisdiction of the Gauhati High Court, Hon’ble Chief Justice has been pleased to extend the directions issued vide notification No. 18 dated 24th March, 2020 and notification dated 15th April, 2020, and directions issued vide order no. 19 dated 24th March, 2020 till 26 May, 2020.”

The order further says that considering the peculiar circumstances prevailing in those states, the senior amongst the two judges stationed in the outlying Bench in Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh may take decisions/pass orders to regulate the working of the courts, including the subordinate courts in the said respective states, with the approval of the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court.

However, the order directs to strictly maintain the norm of social distancing.

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