Supreme Court : Like both the Houses of Parliament, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, now the public will also be able to watch the proceedings in the Supreme Court of the country sitting at home. Work on this was going on for a long time. Now everything is settled. According to media reports, the Supreme Court has decided to do live streaming of Constitution Bench cases from September 27. CJI UU Lalit had called a meeting regarding this on Tuesday evening, in which this decision was taken unanimously.
According to sources close to the apex court, initially the hearing will be telecasted live through YouTube. Soon thereafter, the Supreme Court will develop its own platform for live telecast of proceedings. The Supreme Court has taken this decision at a time when many important matters are being heard before the Constitution Bench.
These include the constitutional validity of 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker sections, adequacy of compensation in the Bhopal gas tragedy and the Bohra community’s right to exclusion, among many more sensitive issues.
The court had given the verdict of live broadcast
Let us tell you that in the year 2018, the Supreme Court ruled that live telecast of court proceedings is part of the right to obtain justice under Article 21 of the Constitution. The top court had given this order on the lines of Parliament. Parliament has two channels, which broadcast the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. The Karnataka and Gujarat High Courts have broadcast their entire proceedings live since 2021. Apart from this, four other High Courts are also telecasting the proceedings live through their channels on YouTube. Anyone can watch the proceedings of these High Courts on YouTube.
The proceedings of the UK, Canada, the US, the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights are currently broadcast live. Recordings of the proceedings of these courts are also available, which can be downloaded from the website.