Apex court favours live-streaming of its proceedings

Apex court favours live-streaming of its proceedings

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The Supreme Court on Monday favoured live-streaming of its proceedings and asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to make his submissions regarding the issue on July 23, the next date for hearing.

Headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, the bench also sought suggestions from the bar association members on the matter. It said that it will issue guidelines for the live-streaming of its proceedings.

The plea was filed by senior advocate Indira Jaising, in her personal capacity, who submitted that judges in India had always been reluctant towards recording court proceedings, unlike the rest of the world, where hearings were made available for the public, in different ways. According to reports, Jaising said that citizens had the right to information on issues of constitutional and national importance. (UNI)