COVID-19: Indian Judicial System Moving Beyond the Traditional Conventions of ‘In-Court’ Hearings

Rishika Arora

Advocate, Delhi High Court, New Delhi (India)


The outbreak of COVID-19 rapidly escalated into a global pandemic. The 1918 influenza pandemic killed approximately 50 million people and arguably as high as 100 million in 1918–1920. As a driver of incremental mortality in the last century, few other events even compare: total deaths from World War II are estimated to be between 35 and 60 million, and HIV/AIDS has killed nearly 40 million people since the start of the epidemic.