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In view of the increasing number of cases, Nayar has requested the Chief Justice, Delhi HC to reflect upon on the decision to continue with physical hearings.
Senior Advocate Rajiv Nayar has written to the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court urging him to re-look at the viability of continuation of physical hearings.
Nayar has stated that at the time when the decision was taken to resume physical hearing, the number of reported COVID-19 cases were close to 600 per day and it was felt that the situation was improving in the national capital.
"However, the situation has drastically worsened in the past few weeks and there are no signs of improvement at least in the near future. I have learnt that there is once again a shortage of beds in hospitals for COVID patients and hence there is an urgent need to maintain precautions.", Nayar writes.
It is pointed out that Delhi and its surrounding areas are reporting cases in excess of 3500 per day.
Further referring to media reports on large number COVID-19 cases in courts, Nayar has urged that the Chief Justice re-evaluate the decision to continue with physical hearings.
Once the situation improves, we all look forward to a full scale resumption of our beloved High Court, he says.
Last month, Senior Advocate Nayar had written to the Chief Justice and urged him to not resume physical hearings in the High Court.
Subsequently, the High Court resumed graded physical hearing from September 1 for a period of 14 days, on an experimental basis.
Read the letter: