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SC seeks AG's help on plea for live streaming of important cases

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Friday sought the Attorney General's assistance in the hearing of a seeking live streaming of important cases being heard by its regular benches, including by the

The bench of Dipak Misra, Justice and Justice sought the assistance of while dealing with three petitions filed by Indira Jaising, and one more.

has sought the live streaming and video recording of the court proceedings of the cases of national importance having a bearing on a large section of people.

Jaising has sought "live streaming and/or video recording of cases of national importance that impact the public at large", basing her PIL on the right to receive information under Article 19(1)(a) and the principle of open courts and access to justice as protected under Article 21.

Pointing to the principle of that justice should not only be done, but also be seen to be done, Jaising in her petition has contended that the best possible manner to achieve this goal was to live stream the proceedings in important cases so that arguments of all counsels and the interaction between the judges and the lawyers in the course of the hearing was "recorded accurately and without distortions".

The is seeking live streaming of the court proceedings on important matters, including a challenge to the validity of the Aadhaar Act and a challenge to the practice of prohibiting women in the age group of 10 to 50 years from entering

Besides, Jaising is also seeking live telecast of the hearing on petitions seeking to decriminalise homosexuality, challenge to discriminatory adultery that only punishes men but spares women in extra-marital relationship, and rights of Parsi women to attend the community's religious ceremonies and rituals after they marry someone outside their religion.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 20:20 IST