How the Delhi storm nearly disrupted Supreme Court hearings

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The sudden thunderstorm in Delhi on Monday nearly brought life to a standstill in the city. Power outages were reported in several areas due to falling trees and damaged or even swept away power lines.

Early Tuesday, the Supreme Court Registry announced that videoconference hearings in the Supreme Court had been canceled for the day due to the disruption of internet services and that all-physical hearings would take place. Two holiday benches hear business on Tuesday.

“A message sent by HS Jaggi, Registrar (OSD), Supreme Court IT Unit to counsel stated that internet services to the Supreme Court data center on the NIC side are down due to yesterday’s storm evening.” Live Act reported. He added that a connection from a second Internet service provider had been interrupted since 7 a.m.

The Supreme Court Registry added that an “entire NIC team” was working around the clock to restore internet services due to the large number of cases being heard by videoconference. Bar and Bench reported that the NIC team was able to restore internet services and video conferencing links resumed. beat the law reported that the videoconferencing links were active before the hearings began.

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