The trials of the Supreme Court in physical presence are set to begin today after a long four months due to the coronavirus epidemic. Along with this, the virtual court will also run.
Last Thursday, a full court meeting chaired by the Chief Justice decided to conduct the trial in the High Court in two ways.
Moreover, most of the judges in the meeting voted in favor of canceling the vacation leave in 2020.
However, many lawyers believe that there can be complications if the court is run in two ways.
Meanwhile, all the judicial courts of the country have started trial in physical presence from last August 5.
In line with the general holiday announced by the government, the court holiday also started from March 26. The general leave period is extended several times. Court leave also increased. The government issued an ordinance on ‘use of information technology by courts’ on May 9 during public holidays. As a result, the use of information technology creates opportunities to conduct trials through virtual presence without physical presence.
Then from May 11 the court proceedings started in a virtual manner. On July 9, the ordinance became law.
The Supreme Court administration issued a notification on July 30 stating that normal proceedings will be conducted in all subordinate civil and criminal courts and tribunals in physical presence from August 5. The trial is now going on in the lower court as per the previous rules.
In another notification on August 3, the Supreme Court administration said that the full court meeting would be held on August 9 through video conference. According to him, the decision was taken at the full court meeting.