SC taking steps to have own live-streaming platform, says CJI; highlights need to maintain sanctity of institution | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said it would be taking steps to have its own judicial infrastructure to start live streaming of proceedings whose access would be given to “bona fide” persons like litigants, asserting it has ensured that the “sanctity of the institution is maintained”.
Observing that sometimes “small clips” are being circulated on social media without proper context, a bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice Hima Kohli, which was hearing a plea of senior lawyer Indira Jaising on various aspects of live streaming, said it will have to frame uniform rules, may be for the entire country, on live streaming and the standard operating procedures on digitisation of court records.
Jaising said small clips of court proceedings are regularly being circulated on social media sites like Instagram without proper context and there was a need to make rules…

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