Due to increase in Covid-19 cases in the state of Karnataka and especially in the city of Bengaluru, the Chief Justice Abhay Oka of Karnataka High Court has requested members of the bar to appear through video conferencing.
Currently, the High court is functioning in a hybrid manner, advocates have the option to appear physically or via Video conferencing mode. Today, a bench led by Justice B V Nagarathna also issued a note requesting advocates to appear through video conferencing.
During the hearing of a matter in the morning session the bench on seeing senior advocates in the courtroom said 'We request you all seniors to appear before the court through video conferencing."
In a matrimonial matter being heard on seeing the parties present in court the bench said "We don't want a congregation here." It then took the matter out of turn for hearing so that there could be less crowd inside the courtroom.