Supreme Court to hear cases via video conferencing

In the unfortunate situation of pandemic COVID-19, the Supreme Court of India has introduced a video conferencing facility for hearing of cases as a measure to curb the spread of the virus in the court premises by restraining the interference of humans.

The hearing will be in the premises of the court but the judge will sit in the courtroom while the advocates will be in another room for appearing and making arguments for the case through a separate monitoring room in the court complex.

A full court meeting will be held on 23 March headed by the Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde. The agenda of the meeting would be to discuss further measures to be taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This measure has been taken in one of the courtrooms to test the efficiency of this measure before implementing the measure in other courtrooms.

Recently, the Bombay High court, Karnataka High court, Gujarat high court had notified that it would take up urgent matters via video conferencing as well after it decided to restrict its functioning to minimize risking the spread of the Coronavirus.


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