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Barbell body locks horns with apex cut in limited physical hearing | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), with 13,000 defense members, on Monday faced the Supreme Court over the latter’s decision to begin a hybrid hearing, a combination of physical and virtual proceedings, starting of March 15 and presented a petition seeking the annulment of the standard operating procedures (SOP) issued “unilaterally” by the judicial registry.
The writ petition, under article 32 of the Constitution, alleging the violation of the fundamental right of the SCBA and its members to practice their profession, was presented by the association and its treasurer Meenesh Dubey demanding that SOPs be unacceptable as it restricted the physical hearing three days a week, when the court deals with old matters.
The SCBA said that in recent years, the court registry had developed a habit of issuing circulars without consulting the bar association, which said it was an equal partner to the court in delivering justice, and called the court’s decision unacceptable. Record continuing with virtual hearing mode on Mondays and Fridays when the court deals with new business.

Times of India

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