Coronavirus pandemic: SC shuts down physical courtrooms
There has been a nationwide lock-down due to the rapid spread of COVID-19
March 23, 2020 / 01:58 PM IST
The Supreme Court, on March 23, issued orders to complete shut down physical courtrooms due to the coronavirus pandemic, CNN-News18 has reported.
There has been a nationwide lock-down due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. The Centre has asked all the state governments to follow the measures strictly. All violators of the lock-down will face legal consequences.
As per the order, there will be no physical courtrooms anymore. All proceedings will be held via video-coferencing, Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde has said.
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The order has also said that lawyers' chambers need to be sealed by 5 pm on March 24. The CJI has also said that the apex court will remain open only once a week. The situation will be reviewed later on. Also Read: PM Modi warns people to take coronavirus lock-down seriously