Dr. Vijay Chaudhary, Chairman of MP State Bar Council has sent a letter to the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court, Mohammad Rafiq. Through this, the emphasis has been placed on the state-of-the-art virtual hearing aids to protect against corona. At such a hearing, the lawyers will be able to see the courtroom from their home.
It is noteworthy that advocates, judges, and court personnel have been infected in large numbers by the second wave of Corona. In this situation, the use of state-of-the-art technology has become necessary. It can be implemented in all the district and tehsil courts of the state, apart from the High Court’s main bench Jabalpur and the bench Indore and Gwalior. Since the risk of Covid infection is likely to last for a long time, it is necessary to take this step.
Physical hearing to be postponed for covid threat: State Bar Spokesperson Radhe Lal Gupta and Vice President RK Singh Saini said that now physical hearing should not be started until the threat of Covid is completely averted. Virtual hearing is the only safe option at the moment. Therefore, the letter written by Chairman Dr. Chaudhary to the Chief Justice has deep meaning.
He told that these days Webex Cisco, Zoomac, and Jitsi are known as state-of-the-art apps. Through them, the court hearing can be conducted more conveniently and safely. Advocates can gain a physical hearing-like experience by adopting this medium. Hearing of all cases is possible one by one in a sequential manner. Waiting rooms for lawyers are created automatically. Whenever it comes, he can keep his word. This technique has been used in Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Patna High Court, which is getting better results.