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Govindacharya seeks live streaming of Ayodhya case proceedings

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Former RSS ideologue K N Govindacharya Thursday wrote to the Centre seeking live streaming of proceedings in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-land dispute case.

The top court Thursday decided to re-constitute a five-judge bench to hear title dispute on January 29 after Justice U U Lalit, of the bench, decided to recuse himself.

The development took place after Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for a Muslim party, pointed out that Justice Lalit had appeared as a for Rajasthan Governor in a related matter.

In a letter addressed to P K Sinha, Govindacharya and veteran K G Gupta of think tank asked the Centre to make arrangements before January 29, the next date of hearing in the case, to ensure that citizens get the opportunity to witness the proceedings in "the nation's oldest litigation having a lot of confusion and peculiarities".

"The whole country, including the prime minister, is eager for early resolution of this matter. For the last eight years, the matter has been pending before the Countless attempts are being made by many parties to delay the hearings, the details of which the country must know," the letter said, adding that the citizens have the fundamental right to know about the happenings in the court.

The letter also referred to the apex court judgement that had held that the live streaming of the court proceedings in matters of national and constitutional importance can be allowed as "the sunlight is the best disinfectant".

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 18:10 IST