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NEW DELHI: As his matrimonial dispute lingers in the Delhi High Court, allegedly because his wife’s advocate is not consenting to video-conferencing proceedings, former J&K CM Omar Abdullah moved the Supreme Court challenging an HC circular mandating that both parties in a case need to agree for hearing via remote mode.
Agreeing to hear his plea, a bench of CJI S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian issued notice. It, however, refused the plea for early hearing and said the matter would be taken up in due course. Omar approached the SC after the Delhi HC refused to give relief and dismissed his plea against its circular saying lack of cooperation of his estranged wife, Payal, was not a ground for challenging the court’s April 26 order. (Agencies)