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This is not circus or cinema: Kerala HC frowns after man attends virtual hearing without shirt

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Kochi, Nov 10: A judge at Kerala High Court was annoyed to see one of the attendees of the virtual proceedings without a shirt.

"What is this? What is going on? This is a court, not a circus or a cinema," annoyed Justice Devan Ramachandran told the man who appeared before the court sans a shirt during a virtual hearing.

This is not circus or cinema: Kerala HC frowns after man attends virtual hearing without shirt

The comments came after he noticed the attendee in his court not wearing a shirt. Despite the faux pas being pointed out twice, the bare-chested man was slow to act which prompted Justice Ramachandran to say he will remove such persons from the proceedings.

"I will be forced to remove people (from virtual hearing), if they show up for hearing like this," he warned. The individual concerned, thereafter, logged out.

The high court has been holding virtual proceedings since the COVID-19 outbreak last year. PTI HMP ROH ROH

Since the Covid-19 outbreak, the high court has been holding virtual proceedings.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan warned of strict action against those who create troubles for film shootings in the state after the recent confrontation between Malayalam actor Joju George and some Congress workers during a road block protest in Kochi in connection with fuel prices.

Replying to a submission by actor-turned-legislator Mukesh on the issue in the state Assembly, the CM said, "No matter who makes such attempts, no mercy will be shown.. Such people will be dealt with severely. The entire state will support such an act (by the government). That's the tradition of this land," he said.

He added, "The government will ensure civil liberties, democracy and rule of law in the state. We cannot remain idle as organised mobs try to disrupt work of art," PTI

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