Supreme Court agrees to live streaming of court proceedings

11 Jun 2019

Sunlight is the best disinfectant", the Supreme Court said Wednesday as it agreed to the live-streaming and video recording of court proceedings. Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice AM Khanwilkar delivered a common judgment. Justice DY Chandrachud's verdict was separate, but concurring. Live streaming will bring in more transparency in judicial proceedings and effectuate the "public right to know", the court said. Petitions had been filed by Indira Jaising, a senior lawyer, the NGO Centre For Accountability and Systemic Change, and others. Earlier, the top court delivered major verdicts on Aadhaar and reservations in promotions for Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes.