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Tribune News ServiceNew Delhi, May 12 Beginning next week, the Supreme Court judges will resume sitting in courtrooms to hear cases during COVID19 pandemic. However, keeping in view the requirements of physical distancing, hearings would be conducted through video links using VIDYO app, with lawyers arguing their cases from their respective chambers. After the COVID19 lockdown began on March 24, the Supreme Court premises has remained out of bounds for judges, lawyers, litigants with only urgent cases being taken up for hearing via video conferencing. On Tuesday, a Bench headed by Justice LN Rao assembled in a courtroom in the Supreme Court premises as a part of the pilot project. “Are your Lordships sitting in a courtroom?” asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta after observing the background in which the Branch led by Justice Rao was sitting. “Yes. It’s a pilot project. From next week we will be sitting here only. Lawyers can argue from their chamber.” “Good idea…It will also
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