Supreme Court Adapts To Covid Surge:-
Virtual Hearings Now Available in India's Supreme Court as Covid-19 Cases Rise
Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dy Chandrachud has acknowledged the increasing Number of Covid-19 cases in India and has declared that the Supreme Court is willing to allow lawyers to participate in court hearings through video conferencing. The bench, which included CJI Chandrachud and Justice JB Pardiwala, acknowledged recent media reports and stated that lawyers could appear through the hybrid mode. The CJI emphasized that the court is fully prepared to hear cases via video conferencing, stating, "We can hear you through video conferencing mode also."
According to data from the Union health ministry, India recorded 4,435 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, marking the largest single-day increase in 163 days. There was also an increase in the number of active cases, which reached 23,091. Consequently, India's total number of Covid-19 cases increased to 4.47 crore (4,47,33,719), and there were an additional 15 deaths, bringing the death toll to 5,30,916.
Supreme Court Prioritizes Health and Safety with Virtual Hearings for Lawyers Amid Covid-19 Surge
In order to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and protect individuals, the Supreme Court's decision to allow lawyers to appear through video conferencing is a proactive step. This virtual hearing option will enable lawyers to participate in court proceedings while minimizing their risk of exposure to the virus. Additionally, with the rise in Covid-19 cases in India, it is critical to ensure that the country's judicial system can continue to function smoothly and effectively. The Supreme Court's decision to embrace virtual hearings demonstrates its willingness to adapt to changing circumstances and prioritize the health and safety of all individuals involved in the judicial process. The Supreme Court is doing its part in ensuring the safety of lawyers and court staff while continuing to provide access to justice.