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- Supreme Court 1,021 Benches Heard Over 15,000 Cases In Last 100 Days Facing Covid Challenge
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The cases in the Supreme Court in the last 100 days, which include 587 main cases and 434 review petitions. (File photo)
- The Supreme Court registry is working with fewer staff due to the corona being infected by registry staff
- Around 4,300 cases were also settled during the hearing through video conferencing.
Amid Corona's challenge, 1,021 Bench heard more than 15,000 cases in the Supreme Court. In the last 100 days, more than 50 thousand lawyers submitted arguments on these cases through video conferencing. This information was given in an official statement.
It said that the Supreme Court had started hearing through video conferencing from 23 March, two days before the lockdown imposed to prevent corona in the country. The court has also heard judgment on about 4300 cases so far.
Registry working with less staff
It was told that due to infection of about 125 registry staff and their families, the registry of the apex court is working with lesser staff. The main reason for this is the lack of facilities like adequate public transport. The Supreme Court did not stop its work even after registry officials revealed Corona's case.
However, some priorities were applied to urgent issues. The registry has also not been closed for a single day from 16 March to 20 August. It was told that in the last 100 days, 1 thousand 21 benches of the Supreme Court heard 15 thousand 5 hundred and 96 cases. These include 587 main cases and 434 review petitions. Not only this, around 4,300 cases were also settled during this period.
Decision on 44 cases in US, 57 in European Union
The statement also described cases heard by the top courts of the United Kingdom (UK), the US and the European Union. It said that the UK's top court (which is currently closed) decided 29 cases between 24 March and 17 August. America's top court heard 74 cases between March 30 and August 17 and ruled 44 of them. At the same time, the European Union's top court ruled 57 cases between 16 March and 17 August.