Chennai

High Court to close all its gates for 24 hours

The Madras High Court has decided to keep all its five gates closed from 8 p.m. on Saturday to 8 p.m. on Sunday and not allow access to the general public during that period of time.

It is an annual exercise undertaken to assert the right of the court over its property and prevent people from claiming easementary right of way.

Since the High Court campus at Parry's Corner here has entries and exits on all four directions and people use it as a thoroughfare on a daily basis, there's every possibility of any person claiming easementary right.

Hence, the court creates an artificial break for a day every year to prevent the general public into the campus.

The exercise is carried out during weekends in order to not cause any kind of inconvenience to the litigants and others.

A notification issued by Registrar (Administration) K. Indumathi for this year states that the doors shall be closed from 8 p.m. on November 9 to 8 p.m. on November 10 and “general public will not be allowed access to the High Court premises during the said time.”

Notices shall be put up on the gates during that time informing people about the closure.

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