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The Punjab and Haryana Bar Council has passed a resolution for opening of Physical functioning in the High Court as well as in the subordinate Court.

The Council has also sent a memorandum to the Punjab and Haryana High Court, requesting the Court to resume physical functioning of Courts after the relaxations announce by the Government.

The Council has stated that hearing through the mode of video conferencing had its own limitations and unable to serve a proper Justice, hence resumption of physical court at the earliest is the only solution to delivery of proper Justice to litigants and also hearing through the mode of video conferencing can not be equated with the physical functioning of Courts.

The Council has suggested that the filing of cases should be allowed through the mode of e-filling as well as physical filing. The Council further suggested that after June 8, 2020 more Courts should be allowed to function normally along with the virtual courts since the summer vacation has been cancelled, hence the period can be utilized to hear the pending cases.

The Council has also stated that if the request for resuming physical functioning of Courts will not be considered then the Council would resort taking the path of agitation since the lawyers were facing financial hardship in view of limited functioning of Courts.

By Shubhi Singhal of LCD

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