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Live telecast of Constitution Bench hearings in Supreme Court from today

Supreme Court Hearing Live Streaming: The Supreme Court is going to live stream the proceedings of its Constitution Bench from today. According to a PTI report, a bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit said that the Supreme Court will soon have its own platform to live-stream.

The Constitution Bench will hear the petitions challenging the reservation for the economically weaker sections today. At the same time, a matter will be heard between the Center and the Delhi government regarding the control of services. The first regular webcast of the hearing of these cases will be started from today.

Historic decision was given today regarding live streaming

Just four years ago today, on 27 September 2018, a bench headed by the then Chief Justice Dipak Misra gave a historic decision to live telecast or webcast important proceedings in matters of constitutional importance. The bench had ruled saying that “sunlight is the best disinfectant”.

What did the CJI say?

A bench headed by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has said that instead of using YouTube to live-stream the proceedings, the top court will soon have its own platform. The bench said this when the counsel for former BJP leader KN Govindacharya argued that the copyright of the Supreme Court proceedings cannot be assigned to any private platform.

A bench comprising Justices S Ravindra Bhat and JB Pardiwala was told by advocate Virag Gupta that YouTube has clearly sought copyright on the webcast. Referring to a 2018 judgment, the lawyer said that it was held that copyright on all material recorded and broadcast in this court would be with this court only. He also mentioned the YouTube Terms of Use.

The CJI said, “These are the initial stages. We will definitely have our own platforms. We will take care of the copyright issue.

This way you will be able to see the proceedings live

According to an official, the court hearing can be seen through webcast.gov.in/scindia/. According to sources, the Supreme Court may live-stream the proceedings through YouTube and later host the same on its own servers. People will be able to watch the live stream on their mobile phones, laptops and computers without any hassle.

On August 26, the day of the retirement of former CJI NV Raman, for the first time, the Supreme Court had broadcast live through a webcast portal. A formal proceedings of a bench headed by NV Raman was telecast live.

The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will hear many important matters. These include petitions challenging the validity of the 103rd Constitutional Amendment giving 10 percent reservation to the Economically Weaker Sections (EDS) and the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act.

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