Live Streaming of the Court Proceedings: A step towards transparency
Yesterday, the Apex Court gave their views regarding live streaming. The Supreme Court has favoured the concept of live streaming of court proceedings except in the cases dealt under in-camera-proceedings which includes rape and matrimonial cases. The bench comprising of CJI Deepak Mishra, Justice A. M. Khanwilkar and Justice D. Y. Chandrachud. The Public Interests Litigation was filled by Senior Advocate Indira Jaising and Law student Swapnil Tripathi.
Live streaming of court proceedings helps the litigants to know about the views of the court and is also helpful for other people concerned with proceedings.
Live streaming can be looked under wider interpretation of Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution ,as per Advocate Indira Jaising, to receive information of the subject. The Senior Advocate also demands for the framing of guidelines for the case of live streaming as that of national importance on public at large. The Apex Court in March 2017 had directed installation of camera inside the court.
The Attorney General K. K. Venugopal requires to submit advance suggestions as to aid the framing of comprehensive and holistic guideline for adoption. The idea of live streaming is a step ahead towards transparency in judicial proceedings.