All precautionary steps are being taken in Jammu and Kashmir amidst the turmoil due to the availability of a new variant Omicron. While the state administration is taking appropriate measures to prevent this possible outbreak, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has also issued further instructions regarding the Covid-19 protocol in the courts at its level.
The High Court has made it mandatory for all the courts of the state to strictly follow the Covid-19 protocol, without vaccine lawyers and petitioners to enter the premises in the court, lawyers to enter the court premises only after the case is listed in the court premises. They have been instructed to wear masks and follow the necessary distance. Furthermore, the High Court has said that where necessary, the witness or petitioner should be produced. For this, it will be mandatory for them to have a vaccination certificate and give prior information.
In view of the latest guidelines of the High Court and the advice of the World Health Organization, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has also issued a new advisory at its level. To discuss the latest situation, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senior Advocate MK Bhardwaj, President of the Association, in which all the members of the Association were instructed to strictly follow the latest guidelines issued by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court and the State Administration.
The Association has issued a circular after the meeting, advising all the lawyers to adopt a physical distance of at least one meter from each other in the court premises, wear masks and appear online in case of ill health. According to the President of the Association, Bhardwaj, all precautionary steps are being taken in the court premises because of the new challenge, and most of the lawyers and staff members are fully vaccinated.
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge
A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.
An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.
Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.
The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.
An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.
3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight
On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.
They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.
Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”
The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.
As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.
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