THE SUPREME Court ensured entry to justice stays unabated regardless of the pandemic-induced nationwide lockdown beginning March 23 final yr, in line with a press communication issued on the event of the highest court docket finishing 71 years of performing on Thursday.
The press launch mentioned the Supreme Court held its inaugural sitting on January 28, 1950 and that in all of the years since, the court docket underneath the mandate given to it by the Constitution of India “has relentlessly marched towards ensuring the protection of rights and liberties of the citizens, upholding rule of law and the constitutional values”.
“The Supreme Court was faced with various challenges in its journey, but it remained committed to its duties and ensured that the access to justice remains unhindered,” it mentioned.
“One such major and unprecedented challenge recently faced in the year 2020 was the wide spread of highly contagious coronavirus,” the launched issued by the apex court docket mentioned. But even “during these unprecedented challenges, the court remained functional throughout, though number of benches was reduced”.