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Do you think the opportunities of continuing virtual access to the Supreme Court (SC) provides for free and unhindered justice in the country? Comment.

Topic: Structure, organization and functioning of the Executive and the Judiciary—Ministries and Departments of the Government; pressure groups and formal/informal associations and their role in the Polity.

2. Do you think the opportunities of continuing virtual access to the Supreme Court (SC) provides for free and unhindered justice in the country? Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article presents an analysis on opportunities of continuing virtual access to the Supreme Court (SC).

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in what way opportunities of continuing virtual access to the Supreme Court (SC) provides for free and unhindered justice in the country.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of the question.

Body:

Discuss first the Constitutional aspect of the significance of free and equal access to the SC.

The idea of a single place of sitting: The R. Ambedkar­led Drafting Committee was of the view that the Court must have a specified place of sitting and that litigants should “know where to go and whom to approach”.

Talk about Provision of holding benches at other places.

Present the associated issues. Then move on to discuss the significance of virtual hearings.

Conclusion:

Till the judiciary acts on proposals of virtual hearings, it shall continue as a matter of right and just and equitable policy.