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Karnataka High Court has introduced video conferencing facility to hear cases as a measure to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Court premises.
The notification issued in this regard through Registrar TG Shivashakare Gowda reads,
In view of Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19), Virtual Courts is created in the High Court of Karnataka, Principal Bench, Bengaluru. Advocates/Party-in-person can digitally appear by using Videos/Skype to represent their cases listed before the Hon'ble High Court of Karnataka, Principal Bench, Bengaluru and Benches at Dharwad and Kalaburagi. Advocates/Party-in-person are requested to share their case details, video/Skype ID to email IDregcomp@hck.gov.in of Registrar (Computers).
Karnataka High Court notification on video conferencing
It was further stated that the respective Advocate/Party-in-person would be informed about the slot given for their appearance through digital means.
Recently, the Bombay High Court had notified that it would take up urgent matters via video conferencing as well after it decided to restrict its functioning to minimise risking the spread of the Corona virus.