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The proceedings were held by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice Ajay Rastogi. By Wednesday, court masters may go paperless too.
SC Justice S.K. Kaul says criticism of a judgment is not a problem, but 'imputations' are damaging the institution, also calls out ‘misinformation pandemic’.
The recommendations sent back pertain to judicial appointments to eight high courts, including those of Allahabad, Jammu & Kashmir, and Punjab & Haryana.
The massive disruption in trade and commerce will flood the already burdened courts with various Covid-19 induced cases. Is Indian judiciary ready?
Reform to reduce the burden on Indian courts has been long overdue. The coronavirus pandemic has merely exacerbated the urgency to use technology.
The idea of a judicial service is expected to help tackle vacancies. However, with the exception of SA Bobde, successive CJIs & many states have opposed the idea.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for Supreme Court to reassess how it plans to go about its functioning once this health crisis goes away.
Just like Supreme Court, many high courts in India have said they will only take up urgent matters for hearing. What encompasses as urgent is not clear.
Harsh Mander’s case hearing and the deeply divided debate it sparked shows the fault lines Indian judiciary has to tread in these politically charged times.
While putting onus on people to prove their citizenship, Indian courts have failed to establish some kind of standard for how one can discharge such a burden.