After the Telangana government lifted the lockdown
implemented in the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic on May 12, business establishments and offices in the state have been making a shaky journey towards normalcy.
The Telangana High Court too seems keen to begin the "unlocking" of the courts in the state. In a step towards achieving this, the HC today asked that all the courts in the state, except for those in the Adilabad and Nizamabad districts, be made fully functional.
It instructed the lower courts to start the unlock procedure and resume live hearings of cases by July 19. It also asked them to function with the entire staff present during working hours.
Since the lockdown was implemented, the courts in Telangana had been conducting their business online. With this decision, the courts will now start live hearings from July 19. Only the courts in the Adilabad and Nizamabad districts and the HC itself will continue with online hearings till July 31.
Recently, the HC was in the news when it stayed the orders of the Hyderabad Cricket Association ombudsman, Justice (retired) Deepak Verma, calling for the temporary suspension of five members
of the sporting body's apex council.
The court order came after Verma passed an interim order suspending the five members.