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SC seeks response of AG, Bar on live streaming of important cases

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Monday said it wanted to know the views of the and the Bar on a seeking live streaming of important cases being heard by it.

told a bench of Dipak Misra, Justice and Justice that in the US, the transcripts of the proceedings of cases can be accessed only by the research scholars.

However, the court posted the matter for hearing on May 3 as the (AG) said the copies of petitions seeking the live streaming have not been served on the Central

The court directed the petitioners-in-person to serve a copy on who can assist the AG in the matter.

The court was told that top courts in other countries have the transcripts of the proceedings of important cases that are dealt by them.

Indira Jaising, who too has moved the top court seeking the live streaming, as an alternate prayer urged the court to have the video recording of the proceedings which can be kept in the top court museum.

The court was moved by last year seeking the recording of proceedings in all the courts across the country.

Later Jaising approached the court, seeking the live streaming of the top court proceedings of important cases including those being heard by the Constitution bench.

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.

She has sought live streaming of the Aadhaar hearing, for decriminalising homosexuality, challenge to discriminatory adultery that only punishes men but spares women in extramarital 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: Mon, March 26 2018. 19:38 IST