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Lawyers finding it difficult to access Virtual Court: Plea in Kerala HC seeks resumption of Physical Court after COVID-19 Lockdown

Meera Emmanuel

The Kerala High Court will hear on Friday a plea moved by a lawyer seeking that steps be taken so that the physical functioning of the Court is restored once the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.

The petitioner's counsel told the Bench of Justices Shajy P Chaly and Ashok Menon today that a number of lawyers are finding it difficult to access the virtual Court, given that all are not as proficient in using the technology.

He added that there are other High Courts in the country that are taking steps to resume physical court hearings.

Representing the Kerala High Court Advocate Association (KHCAA), Advocate Hariraj MR agreed that several lawyers are facing such difficulties, adding that the KHCAA would support the move if it was decided to resume the physical functioning of the Court.

When the matter came up in the video conference hearing conducted earlier today, the Bench noted that there was no representative present on behalf of the High Court administration.

Therefore, it has now posted the matter to be heard next on May 8, Friday.

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