Plea for SC video recording

The Supreme Court on Friday sought the assistance of the attorney-general of India, K.K. Venugopal, on two separate PILs seeking video recording of court proceedings.

By Our Legal Correspondent
  • Published 10.02.18
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the assistance of the attorney-general of India, K.K. Venugopal, on two separate PILs seeking video recording of court proceedings.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued a notice to the Centre on the PILs filed by advocates Indira Jaising and Mathew J. Nedumpura.

The proceedings were delayed for over 10 minutes after Nedumpura, who comes from Mumbai, complained that although he had filed his petition more than a month before Jaising, hers was listed before his - at number 19 compared to his at number 31.

The Chief Justice allowed Nedumpura to be heard first.

Nedumpura pleaded that all court proceedings should be video-recorded. This would enable people living in different states to observe their own cases or cases of importance to them instead of having to travel to Delhi and attend court.

Video recording, he argued, would ensure transparency in the administration of justice in the country.

Jaising, however, said she was demanding video-recording only of cases of national importance, such as the Aadhaar case.