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Patna High Court Starts Live Streaming Of Court Proceedings On YouTube

Sparsh Upadhyay
10 Dec 2021 12:16 PM GMT
Patna High Court Starts Live Streaming Of Court Proceedings On YouTube
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After Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa High Courts, now Patna High Court has become the fifth High Court in the Country to commence live streaming of Court proceedings on YouTube.Today, the division bench comprising Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh and Justice Madhuresh Prasad live-streamed its proceedings.#Breaking: After Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh & Orissa...

After Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa High Courts, now Patna High Court has become the fifth High Court in the Country to commence live streaming of Court proceedings on YouTube.

Today, the division bench comprising Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh and Justice Madhuresh Prasad live-streamed its proceedings.

Earlier, the Gujarat High Court had started live streaming on Youtube "With a view to effectuating and broadening the implementation of Open Court concept even during the virtual hearings of the Court."

Thereafter, the Karnataka High Court had decided to commence the live proceedings on youtube. 

While hearing a writ plea filed by 4 Journalists seeking media access to Court's Proceedings, the Madhya Pradesh High Court had in June 2021 decided to commence live streaming of its proceedings on youtube.

It may be noted that the legal journalists, Nupur Thapliyal (Legal Correspondent, Live Law), Sparsh Upadhyay (Special Legal Correspondent, Live Law), Areeb Uddin Ahmed (Legal Correspondent, Bar, and Bench), and Rahul Dubey (Legal Correspondent, Dainik Bhaskar) had moved a petition challenging the MP Video Conferencing & Audio-Visual Electronic Linkage Rules, 2020 to the extent they preclude 'third parties' from accessing virtual court proceedings and cause difficulty to media persons in real-time reporting on a public forum for citizens.

With the vision to enhance accessibility and transparency, the Orissa High Court had commenced live streaming of court proceedings of the Court of Chief Justice in August 2021. 

Importantly, Justice Abhay Sreeniwas Oka, judge of the Supreme Court, recently supported the idea of live-streaming of court proceedings, while speaking at a function on Saturday.

Highlighting that live streaming will increase the transparency of court proceedings, Justice Oka said, "I personally feel live streaming should be there in limited form in selected cases. Let us have transparency. Nothing wrong with transparency. If Parliamentary proceedings are live-streamed, why not court proceedings, of course with all the constraints".

The Patna HC Court proceedings could be watched here -


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