NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court also declared a nationwide lockdown for an indefinite time after PM Narendra Modi announced lockdown for three weeks on Tuesday. All the hearings even through video conferences have been cancelled.
The apex court said in the notice issued late on night, "Take notice that in view of complete lock down throughout the country for 21 days with effect from today midnight 12, the matters listed for tomorrow March 25, before the benches comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant as well as Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose through video conferencing will not be taken up and the same stand adjourned."
On Monday, the Supreme Court had decided to shut all regular courts and then from Tuesday onwards decided to hear only "extreme urgent matter" through video conferencing.
A circular issued by the SC said that the benches would be constituted only to hear matters involving extreme urgency and that will be decided by the presiding Judge of the bench on the basis of prayer made by Advocate-on-Record (AoR)/party-in person by way of a signed and verified application containing a synopsis of extreme urgency not exceeding one page, similar to urgency affidavit filed during Court vacation periods.
The application had to be submitted to [email protected] through email latest by 2 pm on a day preceding the day of the sitting of the bench.