LAHORE - At least six judges of the Indian Supreme Court are suffering from swine flu, following which they did not attend court, Indian media widely reported on Tuesday.

An apex court judge Justice DY Chandrachud, while conducting the court proceedings, announced that all apex court judges held a meeting with Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, over the case of six of their colleagues infected by H1N1 virus.

An apex court judge, Sanjiv Khanna, came to the court wearing a mask. Justice Chandrachud said that it was decided that the top court will make vaccines available for inoculation of lawyers.

The Chief Justice suggested during the meeting that lawyers as well as bar association chief should also take the initiative for preventive measures against the disease, Justice Chandrachud added.

Meanwhile, a meeting was held with Supreme Court bar association president, Dushyant Dave told that some foreign delegation members who participated in a judicial conference in the apex court complex recently were infected by the virus.

Two of the judges suffering from swine flu are on the nine-judge Constitution Bench hearing the Sabrimala verdict case, the hearing of which has been delayed as a result. Sabrimala case refers to a ban on entry of women inside the Sabarimala temple.

Meanwhile, the newspaper The Times of India has displayed “The right disease always affects the right people”. comment by one Ball Taakrey as the top comment over this development.