38.6c New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 30, 2024

“Virtual Hearing as a Fundamental Right”, SC agrees to examine petition demanding virtual courts be declared as Fundamental Right

By LawStreet News Network      08 October, 2021 12:46 PM      0 Comments
Virtual Hearing as a Fundamental Right

Reluctantly, Supreme Court agrees to examine a petition demanding virtual courts be declared as a fundamental right to the extent of access to justice by citizens. The petition is filed by ex-IPS Julio Ribeiro & ex-Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi.

While the SoP released by the Supreme Court starts by referring to the "encouraging response from the Bar", Justice League Nageswara Rao today remarked that in the last two months, there were days when not even a single lawyer showed up for physical hearings.

Plea was filed by ex-IPS officer Julio Ribeiro, RTI activist Shailesh R. Gandhi etc.

Yesterday, the SC had issued a revised SOP to start mandatory physical hearings on 2 days in a week.

Share this article:

User Avatar

Leave a feedback about this

Trending Judiciary
AAP Minister Atishi summoned by Delhi Court in BJP defamation case, to appear on Jun 29

A Delhi Court has summoned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Minister Atishi in a defamation case by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor.

29 May, 2024 12:44 PM
Trending Judiciary
Sikkim High Court Announces Menstrual Leave for Female Employees [Read Order]

Sikkim High Court grants 2-3 days of menstrual leave monthly to female employees, requiring Medical Officer approval, without deducting from regular leave accounts.

29 May, 2024 01:15 PM


Trending Events & Opportunity
LIVE Coverage: In-Depth Exploration of Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA) at DHCBA Lecture Series [Watch Live]

LIVE Coverage: DHCBA Lecture Series explores the Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam (BSA), 2023 with Justice Bhambhani & Senior Advocate Jayant Mehta. Tune in at 5pm on LawStreet Journal!

24 May, 2024 11:30 AM
Trending Judiciary
BJP Moves Supreme Court Against Calcutta High Court's Ban on "Derogatory" Ads Targeting TMC

BJP moves Supreme Court against Calcutta High Court order banning "derogatory" ads targeting TMC during Lok Sabha elections, seeks urgent hearing.

24 May, 2024 12:12 PM
Trending Judiciary
Demand Notice via courier valid in cheque bounce cases: Allahabad High Court [Read Order]

Allahabad HC rules demand notices via courier valid for cheque bounce cases under Section 138 NI Act, but service presumption needs registered post amendment.

24 May, 2024 01:44 PM
Trending Judiciary
'Can't interrupt in between polls,' SC declines to consider plea for uploading voters turnout data

SC declines plea to upload voter turnout data during ongoing polls, citing the need to avoid interruptions and uphold electoral integrity, pending further examination.

24 May, 2024 02:06 PM


Join Group

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email