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CJI requested to allow live proceedings for the Pegasus Case

  • The Campaign for Judicial Accountability and Reforms (CJAR) and the National Campaign for People's Right to Information (NCPRI) have written to India's Chief Justice, Mr NV Ramana, requesting that proceedings in the Pegasus snoop gate case be broadcast live on the internet.

  • Written Statement- In the Swapnil Tripathi vs Supreme Court of India (2018) judgment, the Supreme Court had agreed to live-stream proceedings in important cases. There has been significant progress in the last few years with at least some High Courts - Gujarat, Karnataka, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh - currently live-streaming their proceedings on YouTube via their official channels, which also allows the live-stream to be subsequently available as a recording.

  • As a result, CJAR petitioned the CJI to begin live-streaming Supreme Court hearings in situations of public significance, beginning with the Pegasus case.