Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicVirtual courtroom

Topic: Virtual courtroom

As SC contemplates live telecast of hearings, Gujarat HC has been showing the way for long

A bench of the Gujarat High Court has been live streaming its hearings since October 2020 on YouTube. The channel has almost 34 lakh views in total.

Delhi HC has agreed, but lawyers divided over hybrid hearings via physical & virtual modes

While some lawyers are not in favour of physical hearings citing health and family reasons, a few lawyer associations have called for graded resumption of offline hearings.

Delhi High Court judge directs links of virtual hearings not be given to public, media

Justice Kait passed the directions in a criminal case after 'certain unidentified persons' joined the proceedings through video conferencing & could be heard talking continuously.

SC invites bids for system to allow virtual and physical hearings at the same time

Move to embrace technology for dispensation of justice has come amid the Covid-19 pandemic that compelled Supreme Court to switch to digital courts to hear cases.

Let virtual courts continue after pandemic, they are safer & faster, parliamentary panel says

Parliamentary panel headed by BJP MP Bhupender Yadav proposes to bring changes in law to make virtual courts a permanent feature, though many lawyers are against this.

SC could resume open court hearings thrice a week from September, on trial basis

Supreme Court has proposed a combination of physical and virtual proceedings. Open-court hearings will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

World’s largest trade fair going online shows face-to-face meets can’t be replaced

For many exhibitors, catching — and holding — the attention of browsing visitors online is much more difficult than in a physical setting.

Lawyers’ body urges CJI to resume physical hearings from July, says virtual courts not working

Supreme Court Advocate-On-Record Association expresses concern over staggered working of courts in the last 3 months and says it has left many lawyers in financial crisis.

Virtual courts won’t displace open hearings, but tech has potential: Justice Chandrachud

Addressing NALSAR students, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, who heads the Supreme Court's e-committee, said a model is being framed for live-streaming hearings.

One virtual court can hear 40 cases a day through video conferencing: Supreme Court

The fresh SOP issued Sunday by the top court stated that fresh cases, which could have been listed for hearing before the pandemic-triggered lockdown, will be listed and heard first.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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