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Virtual courts cannot replace open court hearing: Justice Chandrachud

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court Judge and e-committee chairman Justice D Y Chandrachud on Sunday said virtual courts cannot replace open court hearings as it constitutes the spine of the judicial system but emphasised that pandemic warranted reliance on technology would continue to play a major role in speeding up justice dispensation.

In a webinar with students of NALSAR University, Hyderabad, Justice Chandrachud said, “I don’t think virtual courts are going to replace open court hearing. I don’t think any Judge or expert in technology is going to tell that. I want to disabuse the minds of people who think that virtual courts are some sort of panacea or formula which is a substitute for open court hearing.”

Source: The Times of India