new Delhi. The Supreme Court, through a formal notification on Wednesday, told the lawyers not to wear coats and long gowns during the hearing through video conferencing till further orders in view of the Kovid-19 epidemic. Corona has also forced the judiciary to change the dress code along with the manner of functioning.
For the first time in the history of the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, judges heard without wearing a jacket, coat and gown. Hearing was going on in the Supreme Court through video conferencing on the case of complete shutdown of WhatsApp payment service. Chief Justice Bobde and Justice Hrishikesh Rai were hearing without wearing a jacket, coat and gown, wearing only white shirt and neckband. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal asked why the bench has not worn the gown, so the Chief Justice said that he had sought the opinion of doctors regarding the prevention of corona infection. According to him, this virus spreads easily due to heavy and spread clothing. That is why we are hearing only by wearing white shirt and band.
The Chief Justice further said that we are also considering this for lawyers. Chief Justice SA Bobde said that these costumes should not be worn as they can easily get caught in the virus. For the first time such a change is taking place in the judiciary after independence. After this, during another hearing, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was also seen wearing white shirt and band.
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In the notification issued by the Secretary General of the apex court, S. Kalgaonkar said, keeping in mind the medical consultation, all are informed that as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of Kovid-19 infection in the present circumstances, the competent authority has Directed that the Advocate Plain white pants / white salwar-white with white band during the hearing through video conferencing till further orders Can wear Mize / Sari.