Supreme Court allows live streaming Of Hearings

NEW DELHI: In a string of verdicts on Wednesday, the Supreme Court has allowed live webcast of court proceedings in the court. The Top Court said that “Sunlight is the best disinfectant,”and added that it will promote transparency in the judiciary.

The bench chaired by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra hoped that the rules for live streaming would be framed soon. The Chief Justice however, had a word of caution for sensitive rape trials or matrimonial cases.

The Centre has also suggested setting up of a media room where litigants, law interns, lawyers and other visitors can watch the live feed, saying that would help reduce the congestion in the courtroom and corridors.

The verdict was passed on a batch of petitions, of Senior advocate Indira Jaising, law student Snehil Tripathi and NGO ‘Centre For Accountability and Systemic Change.

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