The Renaissance of Virtual Courts: Towards the Digital Age

  • Richa Jain and Sarthak Chaudhary
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  • Richa Jain

    Student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, India

  • Sarthak Chaudhary

    Student at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, India

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As the whole world is struggling through this delirium state of nature due to COVID-19, our justice system has been unflagging towards its zealous duty of delivering justice. In a very short span, it has adapted to all the uncertain norms to fulfil the tall order of running virtual courts. As coronavirus flooded and lockdown extended, a hint of vicissitude was extremely necessary for the probable future. We are residing in a digital era where the scantiest needs are fulfilled with the help of technology and tech-savvy people. Though the idea of merging technology with the administration of justice was decided way back in 2005, it is because of the pandemic that its immediate need has been felt. With the realization that pandemic is here to stay, virtual courts have been a topic of recent discussions. Since virtual courts seem to provide an alternative to our physical courts, there are some other appalling issues that need to be confronted. As we will see further, we encounter the harsh reality that the majority of the population lives in an underprivileged section of society. Working from home has come with grave difficulties for many advocates and judges and they are simply helpless under the garb of preposterous inequality. Though these artificial setups have provided a new way to seek justice, it is extremely important to confront some issues and questions regarding the constitution and other procedural laws in the country. This piece serves as a repository of information regarding virtual courts in India. From its history to its current position. The article also takes cognizance of the various suggestions, recommendations and solutions to address the concerns regarding virtual courts. It is an endeavour to understand, analyse and review the relevance of virtual courts, paving way for further contribution in this unfathomed field of research.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 5722 - 5732


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