“Justice Chandrachud Has Fallen Off,” Lawyer Mentioned. What Occurred Subsequent
Within the Supreme Court docket’s video listening to on Covid right this moment, a technical glitch made for some lighter moments as Justice DY Chandrachud was disconnected for a while.
“I think Justice Chandrachud has fallen off,” remarked a lawyer when the senior decide vanished from the display screen.
When Justice Chandrachud reconnected, Solicitor Basic Tushar Mehta commented that: “An incorrect word was used, like Justice DY Chandrachud had ‘fallen off’.”
Justice Chandrachud quipped: “Arrey woh toh parmatma ke haath me hai (that is in the hands of God).”
He mentioned he had been logged out for 20 seconds.
The Supreme Court docket termed the second wave of Covid as a “national crisis” and warned the federal government, police chiefs and different authorities in opposition to silencing individuals and their SOS on the presumption that these have been false grievances.
Any try to clamp down on free stream of knowledge on social media, together with requires assist, can be handled as contempt of court docket, the Supreme Court docket mentioned.
“There should be free flow of information, we should hear voices of citizens,” mentioned the bench headed by Justice Chandrachud.
“If any action is taken against such posts by citizens in distress, we will treat it as contempt of the court”.
The Supreme Court docket final week determined to take up topics associated to the Covid disaster within the nation, together with issues associated to oxygen, medicines, vaccines and hospital beds.