SC allowing specially-abled advocate to argue case through interpreter a welcome step, says bar body

Updated: Sep 26 2023 6:37PM

New Delhi, Sep 26 (PTI) Lawyers and bar bodies have termed as a welcome step the Supreme Court allowing a hearing impaired lawyer to argue a case through a sign-language interpreter last week.

On September 22, a bench headed by Chief Justice DY Chandrachud heard hearing impaired lawyer Sarah Sunny through sign language interpreter Saurav Roy Chowdhury in a case related to rights of Persons with Disability (PwD).

The speed of hand and finger movement with which interpreter Saurav conveyed Sarah the proceedings of the court was praised by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. The CJI agreed with the views of Mehta.