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The jury is still out but SC shows the tricky path to virtual justice

Besides lack of bandwidth, litigants and advocates from affluent backgrounds appear to have trouble with the software

Supreme Court | top court orders

Geetika Srivastava  |  New Delhi 

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Lawyers point out the excellent work being done by the SC registry to ensure a smooth process until the hearing. Many say the virtual system has made it easier for them to appear at different fora on the same day

Following the Covid-19 outbreak in India, the (SC) in March passed an order directing various subordinate courts to shift to video conferencing, giving rise to a system of virtual hearings. The object behind this was to ensure that the delivery of justice goes on unimpeded even during a pandemic. However, the experience of various stakeholders after around 90 days of virtual court hearings has been varied.



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First Published: Sun, June 28 2020. 19:22 IST