Indira Jaising moves SC for live streaming of important cases

Indira Jaising moves SC for live streaming of important cases

Senior advocate Indira Jaising on Thursday approached the Supreme Court seeking a direction for live streaming of proceedings in the top court of cases having constitutional and national importance.

A bench presided over by Chief Justice Dipak Misra agreed to list the petition in due course of time.

In a bid to bring in transparency, the top court had earlier started the installation of CCTV video recording with audio in trial courts and tribunals of each state.

Jaising, appearing in person, said that the citizens have the right to information and matters of constitutional and national importance can be live-streamed. The petition has been filed for enforcement of public interest, to advance the rule of law and bring accessibility and transparency in the administration of justice, she contended.

She said in Western countries this system is already in place and live streaming of court proceedings, including that of International Court of Justice, is available on the Youtube.

If live streaming of top court's proceedings is not possible, then alternately the video recording should be allowed, she said.

Jaising said the Supreme Court, which is currently hearing Aadhaar matters and will be hearing other constitution bench matters which are of great significance to the people, can be live streamed.

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