Live streaming of Constitution Bench hearings of the Supreme Court

    In the long run, the Supreme Court is probably going to adopt a specific platform for streaming the sessions live.

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    Supreme Court Live Streaming Beginning Scene

    In the long run, the Supreme Court is probably going to adopt a specific platform for live streaming the sessions.

    On September 27, 2022, three Constitution Benches hearings in the Supreme Court were stream live on YouTube.

    Justices D.Y. Chandrachud, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, and Chief Justice U.U. Lalit successively served as the leaders of the various Benches.

    Among the matters being heard is the constitutional bench of the Chief Justice’s challenge to the 10% quota for economically disadvantaged groups of society.

    Which Case Got Live Stream

    The dispute between Eknath Shinde’s group and the Uddhav Thackeray camp over who is the “genuine” Shiv Sena party is being heard by a five-judge bench led by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, who declared in court to begin that “we are virtual.” The All India Bar Examination, a post-enrolment test for attorneys, was challenge, and Justice Kaul’s Constitution Bench first heard that issue.

    Long Term Vision

    Apex court judges unanimously agreed to webcast Constitution Bench sessions beginning on September 27 during a full court meeting on September 20. In the long run, it’s conceivable that the Supreme Court will adopt a specific platform for live streaming the sessions. In a recent letter, prominent attorney Indira Jaising called for the live streaming of significant court proceedings, particularly those involving the Constitution Benches. After the court’s Swapnil Tripathi order from September 2018 upheld the request for live-streaming of its sessions, live-streaming became a reality almost four years later.

    Court Previously Says

    The court had stated in that decision previously saying live broadcasting would “essentially” expand the court outside of the confines of the courtroom. The court asserts that live broadcasting of court proceedings “has the potential to remove an alternative for the public to see live court proceedings that they otherwise may not be able to watch owing to logistical obstacles and infrastructural restrictions.”

    The Bench’s Justice Chandrachud made the observation that the “open court system,” in which courts are available to anyone, will really be realise through live-streaming of events. In its 2018 ruling, the court imposed a number of requirements, most of which were in line with advice from Attorney General K.K. Venugopal.

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