Important hearings in courts to be broadcasted live to public: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court declared on September 26 during the hearing of the petition filed by advocate Indira Jaising, that all the important case hearings will be broadcasted live. The decision intends to introduce transparency between the judicial system and the people.

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For a healthy democracy, the involvement of the people is necessary as a two-way conversation is an essential factor for increasing transparency between people and the government. In a similar attempt, the Supreme Court declared on September 26 that the hearings in courts will soon be broadcasted live for the people to see.

While the attempt will surely increase transparency between the court and the people, it will also witness the people being a part of their judicial system. The decision by the apex court will see its implementation during SC trials initially. 

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Senior Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising had filed a petition demanding live telecast of the hearing of the constitutional and public issues. In response, the bench of Justices Dipak Misra, A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud gave its decision on Wednesday. The court stated that the guidelines for the same will be announced soon, as the rights of the public and petitioners should not be violated.

The Supreme Court had sought a reply from the Central Government on the direct release of the hearing of important court hearings. But, the government disagreed for the live broadcast of all the cases.

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