Supreme Court rules in favour of live streaming of proceedings

apex court added that the step will only promote transparency in the judiciary

In yet another landmark judgement, the Supreme Court has allowed live streaming of court proceedings.

The top court said that the public had a “right to know” what happens inside the courtroom.

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” said the Supreme Court.

The apex court added that the step will only promote transparency in the judiciary.

The case was heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

Litigants are entitled to know how their cases are dealt with.

Litigants will also know how his or her lawyer is presenting the case.

The Chief Justice also pointed to being the need to be cautious for sensitive rape trials or matrimonial cases.

The verdict was passed on a batch of petitions, including those filed by senior advocate Indira Jaising, law student Snehil Tripathi and NGO ‘Centre For Accountability and Systemic Change’ on the issue.

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