CJI Ramana was referring to the ongoing spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and the sudden surge in the number of Covid-19 cases which has resulted in the Supreme Court reverting to virtual hearings.
Over 100 practicing lawyers and members of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) have filed an intervention application seeking complete physical hearing. The IA has been filed in the pending petition of All India Association of Jurists (AIAJ) writ petition.
The bench comprising Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Aniruddha Bose issued notice but also remarked, “We are not sure if we can grant relief to those who haven’t cleared exam. The other categories where they’ve cleared we can issue notice.”