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Earlier, the control room of the court did not allow Sara’s interpreter Saurabh to keep his video on during the entire hearing.
On September 22, for the first time in the Supreme Court, a deaf and mute lawyer Sara Sunny argued the case. The bench headed by CJI heard the case through virtual medium. Advocate Sara Sunny’s interpreter in the case was Saurabh Roy Choudhary, who understood Sara’s gestures and presented her arguments before the court.
Earlier, the control room of the court did not allow Sara’s interpreter Saurabh to keep his video on during the entire hearing, but when the bench saw how fast he was understanding Sara’s gestures and arguing in the court, it asked Saurabh to keep his video on. Asked to turn on.
The picture is of deaf and mute lawyer Sara Sunny.
Actually, the way Saurabh was understanding Sara’s gestures in the court and telling them to the court, it was not clear that Sara was conveying her words through gestures. In such a situation, everyone who joined virtually for the hearing including Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was curious to see Saurabh. At the same time, after the hearing was over, everyone praised Saurabh’s work.
Sara said- CJI is an open minded person.
While talking to the media on the matter, Advocate Sara praised Saurabh and CJI. He said that CJI is an open-minded person, because of him new opportunities have been created for the disabled. I was not there for the hearing of the case. That is why my senior Sanchita made arrangements to hear the case virtually. She wanted to prove that even disabled people are not behind anyone.
Last year, the CJI had called for a comprehensive accessibility audit of the Supreme Court complex. The aim of his move was to make the justice system accessible and understand the challenges of special people.
CJI had reached the court earlier this year with his two disabled daughters. He showed his daughters how the work was done in the court. He also told his daughters where he sits as a judge and where the lawyers stand and argue. The CJI took both of them to his chamber and also showed them the chamber.