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Meghalaya High Court and subsidiaries will remain suspended till 30 June. The present scenario in India compelled the Chief Justice to halt courtroom activities. However, in urgent cases, the Court will work according to the guidelines issued in an order dated 27th March 2020.

In light of recent developments, the court deemed it fit and proper to extend further directions contained in the order. Justices HS Thangkhiew and Diengdoh passed the order through video conference. 

Guidelines Issued by the Court

The guidelines for urgent hearing notified on the circular are as below:

  • Citizens must send petitions and applications with a memo. This should state the reason for the hearing. Furthermore, the Registrar General/Joint General should receive it via Email. 
  • The petitions and pleadings should not exceed 15 pages. Additionally, it should be sent as a pdf in a single email. 
  • Petitioners can send the email between 10 am and 1 pm, on all working days. In addition to this, the petition must have the complete details of the petitioner and the respondent.
  • The Court will hear the matter only after the assessment of the extreme urgency of the case.
  • It will send the allotted timeslot and date to the parties sent through WhatsApp/Email. 
  • Lastly, the Court will conduct the proceedings of the matter through video conference. 

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