‘Indian Courts Heard 25 Lakh Cases Virtually During The COVID-19 Restrictions’: Union Law MinisterUnion Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad yesterday (16 October) shared that the Indian courts spread across the country virtually heard as many as 25 lakh cases during the COVID-19 triggered restrictions, reports Times of India.

Of the 25 lakh cases heard virtually by courts across the nation, as many as 9,000 cases were heard by the Supreme Court alone. The development was shared by Prasad while he was hosting a virtual summit of the ministers of justice of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member nations.

Prasad also apprised the attending ministers about the high priority accorded by the Government of India to framing business facilitating laws and rules, including Commercial Courts Act and arbitration laws with the intention of turning India into a preferred destination for investment and business.

The meeting was attended by the ministers from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China. Meanwhile, Pakistan was represented at the meeting by an authorised official from the nation's Ministry of Law and Justice.

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