Judicial Activism: Serving Summons Through Digital Mode Needs Legislative Amendment
Aishwarya Mehta, Student at Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.
The COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, has been declared to be a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. All facets of living have been ostentatiously affected and the judicial system is no exception to it. There are numerous unprecedented issues that are being faced by the Courts, Litigants, and lawyers. One of the problems faced by the lawyers was regarding the services of summons. During the lockdown, physical delivery of summons became a cumbersome task, so the Supreme Court decided to allow the usage of technology in judicial proceedings in the existing COVID-19 scenario and passed an order regarding issuance of court summons and notices to persons through “emails, fax, and instant messaging applications” like “WhatsApp”.