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Pearl Narang

Pearl Narang is a final year law student of B.B.A.LL.B (Hons.) at Chandigarh University, Mohali and is currently interning as a Trainee in Business World Legal Community. She is also pursuing a diploma in Contract Drafting, Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. She is passionate about both law and writing.

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Video-Conferencing not to be Shared with Media, Other Persons: Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of Delhi HC

The virtual courtroom link shall only be provided to Advocates and other concerned parties.

Some unidentified persons created nuisance during virtual hearing

In an ongoing case, the Court proceedings were joined by "certain unidentified persons" through the virtual courtroom's link. The persons could be heard talking continuously. This created a disturbance in the process of dispensing justice. 

After the incident, Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of the Delhi High Court passed an order to deal with the nuisance. The order directs the Registry to refrain from providing links to video-conferencing hearings before him to the public, including the media.

Only the persons who are concerned with case will be provided with the link of the hearing

Only the advocates and Investigating Officers concerned, parties-in-person and those who have been specifically directed to join the proceedings will be provided with the link to the virtual courtroom. The order states,

"I hereby direct Registry/Court Master to not provide the link to video conferencing to any other person or correspondent and the same shall be provided only to advocates concerned, IO concerned, parties in person in case the petition is filed for quashing and to the persons specifically directed by this Court to join the proceedings."


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