The Supreme Court will hear on July 30, 2021, an appeal against conviction and sentence of life term imprisonment under Section 302 read with 34 Indian Penal Code by a trio, in a physical court after more than a year since the starting of COVID19 pandemic.
A representation has been made by Supreme Court Bar Association lawyers Kuldeep Rai, Ankur Jain, Anubhav, plus more than 500 members including Senior Advocates citing many problems which are being faced by them during the Virtual Court hearings.
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Delhi Government's response on a plea seeking direction to conduct virtual court hearings in Delhi School Tribunal and to provide the necessary facility to initiate the same.
The parliamentary panel report on virtual court hearings has favoured the integration of virtual courts in India's legal ecosystem. It has said that virtual courts, after gaining immense ground during the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain the new reality and the new normal.
SC has expunged the remarks made against an advocate by the court during a virtual hearing on August 25. The court had commented that the advocate had refused to open his mouth during virtual court hearing, because he was waiting for his senior and that he was taking advantage of a non-physical hearing.
The Supreme Court today has issued notice on a plea by Senior Advocate Indra Jaising seeking directions for proper and effective implementation of Supreme Court guidelines to regulate conferment of designation of Senior Advocates in 2018 and initiation of process of designation of Senior Advocates.