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COVID-19 : Electronic / Virtual visitation of the minor child through Video calling

C.O. 1124 of 2020
C.A.N.3277 of 2020




Mr. Rohit Banerjee,Ms. Sananda Ganguli ..for the petitioner
Mr. Dipayan Kundu ..for the O.P.

The instant revision is directed against an order dated June 3, 2020 passed by the learned District Judge-In- charge, Hooghly in Act 8 Case No.37 of 2019.

By passing the said order, the learned judge adjourned the hearing of an application filed by the petitioner under Section 151 of the Code of Civil Procedure praying for electronic/ virtual visitation of the minor child of the family Sankhanil Kar through Video calling or any other electronic medium.

In course of hearing, this Court is of the firm view that as a result of the pandemic situation due to COV|D-19 spike, the children are worst sufferer due to the separation of the parents on the ground that they are not getting the opportunity of having love and affection of one of the parents, in the instant case, the father.

Having heard the submissions made by the learned Advocate for the petitioner and the opposite party, the instant revisional application is disposed of directing the learned District Judge, Hooghly to take up the application under Section 151 of the Code of Civil Procedure filed by the petitioner positively on June 25, 2020.

The Registry is directed to serve a copy of this order to the learned District Judge, Hooghly by E-mail in course of this day.

The learned Advocate for the petitioner and the opposite party are requested to inform the date of hearing of the application to their counterparts appearing in the learned Trial Court so that the effective hearing can be made and the application may be disposed of without giving any adjournment to either of the parties.

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The instant revision application is thus disposed of on the basis of the above observations. The application being C.A.N. 3277 of 2020 is also disposed of accordingly. There will be however no order as to costs.

Urgent photostat certified copy of this order be given to the parties on priority basis, if the same is applied for.

( Bibek Chaudhuri, J.)

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