SC favours live streaming of court proceedings for `access to justice'
giant step towards transparency, the Supreme Court on July 9 agreed with the Centre that judicial proceedings can be telecast. "Conceptually, we are an open court. Anyone can come and watch open hearings. The litigants are entitled to know how their lawyers dealt with the cases even when they are physically not present in the courtroom. The need of the hour is prompt thinking on this issue," noted the Bench while hearing the petition of senior advocate Indira Jaising. Attorney General K K Venugopal, who was asked by the Bench to assist it, proposed a channel like the Rajya Sabha TV for this, with the exception of rape cases, matrimonial disputes and cases related to national security.