• Harshita Malhotra

All constitution bench proceedings of SC to be live-streamed from Sep 27


All constitution bench hearings in the Supreme Court will be live-streamed from September 27. A full court, comprising all the judges of the top court, deliberated upon the matter on Tuesday and took the decision on the live streaming.

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Uday Umesh Lalit presided over the full court meeting where all the judges were unanimous that live-streaming should commence with broadcasting constitutional cases on a regular basis.

The cases likely to be live-streamed include challenges to the economically backward class quota law, the religious practice of excommunication in the Dawoodi Bohra community, the Supreme Court’s power to dissolve marriages on the ground of irretrievable breakdown, and the Centre’s petition on enhanced compensation for victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy.

The e-Committee has been working on a proposal to launch an exclusive platform for live-streaming court proceedings. The proposal for the platform is part of the third phase of the e-courts project, an ambitious initiative to implement the judiciary’s use of information and technology.