SC to allow journalists inside courtrooms in physical procedures

With the physical hearing in the Supreme Court of India beginning tomorrow (Thursday, 21 October 2021), it has been decided to enable the media persons, based on normal COVID constraints, into the courtrooms for covering the procedures, the peak court said in the release.

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October 20, 2021 / 10:57 PM IST

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The Supreme Court Wednesday chose to permit journalists inside courtrooms to witness the proceedings to be carried out in physical mode topic to adherence to typical COVID-19 protocols.Earlier, the pinnacle court pc registry had actually brought out the revised SOP stating that from October 20, all the matters noted on Wednesdays and Thursdays would be heard in the physical existence of lawyers and litigants in courtrooms only.With the physical hearing in the Supreme Court of India beginning tomorrow(Thursday, 21 October 2021), it has actually been decided to allow the media individuals, based on normal COVID restrictions, into the courtrooms for covering the proceedings, the pinnacle court stated in the release.However, given the constraint of space inside the courtrooms due to the need to strictly keep physical distancing, it is asked for that the media individuals may observe self-regulation and not to over-crowd the courtrooms, it said.Media individuals may even consider issuing a roster amongst themselves for this function which will help them in sharing the notes from all

the courtrooms at the end of the day’s procedures. This advisory is released with the purpose of keeping all the stakeholders safe by way of adhering to COVID proper behaviour, it said.The top court has actually been hearing cases through video conference because March last year due to the pandemic and several bar bodies and attorneys have been demanding that physical hearings need to resume instantly.