Telecast of SC proceeding

Telecast of SC proceeding

Telecast of SC proceeding

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister K V Thomas on Tuesday suggested that Supreme Court proceedings be telecast live in "important cases", DHNS reports from New Delhi

"Is it possible to have the live telecast of the court proceedings of the Supreme Court at least so that  unnecessary stories, which spread out through the media, are not there?" he said while initiating a debate on a bill to increase salaries of judges of the Supreme Court and high courts by over two folds.

Thomas referred to  a recent verdict  by a special CBI court, which acquitted former telecom minister A Raja, DMK's Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi and other accused,  about six years after the trial began.

"For example, there was the 2G spectrum case. I am not arguing for this side or that side. When the verdict was delivered by the special court of the CBI in the 2G spectrum case, what was the reaction?

"In many important cases, the media takes a stand, especially the electronic media, and the entire country moves along with that. Finally, if a judgement comes contrary to the stand taken by the media, then you are questioning the integrity of the judiciary itself," he said.

 

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)