SRINAGAR — In connection with the annual Darbar Move, winter session, the main wing of the High Court and office of Registrar Vigilance, High Court of Jammu and Kashmir will close at Srinagar on October 31, 2015 (Saturday) after office hours and reopen at Jammu on November 09, 2015 (Monday).
Darbar Move was the name given to the bi-annual shift of the secretariat and all other government offices of Jammu and Kashmir from one capital city to another. From May to October, governmental offices are housed in the summer capital, Srinagar, and the other six months in its winter capital, Jammu.
The tradition was started during the rule of Maharaja Ranbir Singh in 1872. The tradition was continued even after 1952 by the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir, as it acted as a major bridge space for interaction between the linguistics and diverse cultural groups of Jammu and Kashmir.