Govin­dacharya seeks live stream­ing of pro­ceed­ings

Financial Chronicle - - FUNDAMENTALS, POLITICS -

New Delhi: For­mer RSS ide­o­logue KN Govin­dacharya on Thursday wrote to the Cen­tre seek­ing live stream­ing of up­reme Court pro­ceed­ings in the po­lit­i­cally-sen­si­tive Ram Jan­mab­hoomi-Babri Masjid land dis­pute case.

In a let­ter ad­dressed to Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary PK Sinha, Govin­dacharya and veteran lawyer KG Gupta of think tank Cen­tre for Ac­count­abil­ity and Sys­temic Change asked the Cen­tre to make ar­range­ments be­fore Jan­uary 29, the next date of hear­ing in the Ayodhya case, to en­sure that cit­i­zens get the op­por­tu­nity to wit­ness the pro­ceed­ings in "the na­tion's old­est lit­i­ga­tion hav­ing a lot of con­fu­sion and pe­cu­liar­i­ties".

"The whole coun­try, in­clud­ing the prime min­is­ter, is ea­ger for early res­o­lu­tion of this mat­ter. For the last eight years, the mat­ter has been pend­ing be­fore the Supreme Court. Count­less at­tempts are be­ing made by many par­ties to de­lay the hear­ings, the de­tails of which the coun­try must know," the let­ter said, ad­ding that the cit­i­zens have the fun­da­men­tal right to know about the hap­pen­ings in the court.

The let­ter also re­ferred to the SC ver­dict that had held that the live stream­ing of the court pro­ceed­ings in mat­ters of na­tional and con­sti­tu­tional im­por­tance can be al­lowed as "the sun­light is the best dis­in­fec­tant". —PTI

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