Even as the world awaits the arrival of a Covid-19 vaccine, the reality is slowly dawning that this deadly virus is likely to stick around for some time, creating havoc. Under these circumstances, how are various courts delivering justice?
THE Indian judiciary, like other institutions, is facing an unprecedented challenge and trying hard to devise means to keep the wheels of justice moving. The main avenue is by adjudicating urgent matters through video-conferencing and issuing several directions.
The novel coronavirus has had a significant impact on the legal fraternity in India. Following the imposition of the 21-day lockdown in March, the key consideration was how to make the judicial system more effective during this time and ensure timely delivery of justice.
The Supreme Court of India has begun to face difficulty with the virtual hearing of cases due to technical glitches in the system. The virtual mode of hearing was adopted by the court amid the nationwide lockdown to carry out its constitutional role of national arbitrator.