Aditi Rathi

Srinagar : School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), in collaboration with National Law University, Delhi organised a one-day national webinar "COVID-19 and Justice Delivery System in India: Issues and Challenges". Welcoming the participants, CUK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj Uddin Mir stressed upon the role of lawyers and presiding officers in providing justice to the masses during the ongoing pandemic.

Prof. Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi who was Guest of Honour during the event highlighted the issues of labourers and daily wagers during the COVID-19 while establishing a connection between law and justice through e-courts Prof. (Dr.) Balram K. Gupta Senior Advocate and Director (Academics), Chandigarh Judicial Academy in his inaugural address stressed upon the fact that "there is a need for extraordinary solutions during the extraordinary circumstances." He suggested that courts should uphold the rule of law during the situations the world is going through. He referred that justice is the promise of the Constitution, and that is the real challenge during the COVID-19 for which governments must show compassion and be firm but without being cruel. Mrs. Gulafroz Jan, Coordinator Department of Law, proposed the vote of thanks for the inaugural session.