New Delhi Correspondent
Live streaming of proceedings in courts across India can be undertaken, the Indian government told Supreme Court on Monday.
In a bid to bring more transparency in the judiciary, the top court had last year allowed the installation of CCTV recording with audio in trial courts and tribunals in every state. Live streaming of court proceedings would break new ground towards that end.
On Monday, a Supreme Court bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said suggestions be given to the Attorney General for formulating holistic guidelines for live-streaming of court proceedings.
In May this year, the apex court had sought a response from the Indian government to pleas seeking live streaming, video recording or transcribing of judicial proceedings in courts. The Attorney General had earlier told the court that live streaming of court proceedings was an accepted practice in various countries.
A petition, filed by a law student, has also sought a direction for the setting up of live streaming rooms in the apex court premises and granting access to legal interns.
The plea, filed by Swapnil Tripathi, a student of prestigious National Law University in Jodhpur, has asked for requisite guidelines to facilitate witnessing of proceedings for the interns.