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Virtual hearing to continue, option for physical mode too: Delhi High Court

After a huge counterblast on the order to resume physical hearings, the Delhi High Court today modified its order and allowed lawyers to appear either physically or via video conferencing.

The decision was taken by the Delhi High Court after the Supreme Court disposed off pleas challenging the order to resume physical hearing in the courts. The Apex Court observed, “We trust that the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court will do the needful.”

Delhi High Court has already initiated steps for hybrid hearing so that in a given case, one party may join the proceedings through virtual mode while the other may be present physically in the court.

Delhi High Court modified its earlier order and declared that till the time the said system is put in place and implemented successfully “matters shall be taken up through physical mode as per the Roster of Sitting of the Hon’ble Judges of this Court. However, request for taking up any such matter through virtual mode shall be entertained by the Court wherever advance intimation is provided.”

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