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Supreme Court's Live Streaming Gets Huge Public Response, Over 8 Lakh Views So Far

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
27 Sep 2022 1:16 PM GMT
Supreme Courts Live Streaming Gets Huge Public Response, Over 8 Lakh Views So Far
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The live-streaming of the three Constitution Bench hearings of the Supreme Court today received wide public viewership on the first day. As per YouTube statistics, the three videos have crossed 8 lakh views as on 7.45 PM.Many social media users shared their happiness and excitement at witnessing the Supreme Court proceedings for the first time.Three Constitution Bench hearings were...

The live-streaming of the three Constitution Bench hearings of the Supreme Court today received wide public viewership on the first day. As per YouTube statistics, the three videos have crossed 8 lakh views as on 7.45 PM.

Many social media users shared their happiness and excitement at witnessing the Supreme Court proceedings for the first time.

Three Constitution Bench hearings were live-streamed today :

  1. The EWS case before the first bench led by Chief Justice of India UU Lalit. Link here
  2. The Uddhav Thackeray vs Eknath Shinde Shiv Sena rift case before the second bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud. Link here
  3. The case relating to the validity of the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) before the third bench led by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul. Link here

The EWS hearing case has so far garnered 275,045 views.

The Shiv Sena case has so far got 395,991 views

The AIBE case has so far got 104,89 views. Figures as on 7.45 PM.

A Press Note released by the Supreme Court stated as follows :

"The decision to livestream the procecdings of Constitution Benches was taken by the Full Court on 20th September, 2022 and soon thercafter trial runs were undertaken by the Registry. The technical support teams ensured that the livestreaming was without any obstruction or difficulty and was completely seamless.

This step will go a long way in overcoming the barriers of distance and provide to citizens from every nook and corner of the opportunity to watch the Supreme Court proceedings. 

This is a humble beginning and the attempts will n o w be made to livestream proceedings in all important matters before livestreaming of all the proccedings becomes the order of the day".

Four years ago, on September 26, 2018, the Supreme Court in the Swapnil Tripathi case, had accepted in principle the idea of live-streaming cases of public importance.
"Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Live-streaming as an extension of the principle of open courts will ensure that the interface between a court hearing with virtual reality will result in the dissemination of information in the widest possible sense, imparting transparency and accountability to the judicial process", the Court had observed in the judgment which allowed the petitions filed by Swapnil Tripathi and Senior Advocate Indira Jaising.
However, the judgment remained unimplemented as the modalities for live-streaming were not finalized. On August 26, the proceedings before the ceremonial bench of CJI NV Ramana on his retirement day were live-streamed to the public. That remains the only other instance of live-streaming.
Recently, Senior Advocate Indira Jaising had written to CJI Lalit requesting that the Constitution Bench hearings be live-streamed.


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