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High Court takes suo motu notice of lockdown impact on women
High Court takes suo motu notice of lockdown impact on women

High Court takes suo motu notice of lockdown impact on women

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today ordered that all courts in the Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh shall treat cases of domestic abuse as urgent and proceed with the matters in accordance with the circulars issued regarding the procedure to be followed to ensure social distancing.

Taking a suo motu notice of the negative impact of the lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic on women and girls, a quorum, consisting of Chief Justice, Justice Geeta Mittal and Justice Rajnesh Oswal, today heard the case from their respective residences through video-conferencing.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court highlighted the point that globally it had been observed that the adverse social and economic consequences of the pandemic for women and girls were devastating