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May 23, 2024
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Historic day for Supreme Court: SC live stream of hearing begins, now common people to also be able to watch hearing of cases, first challenges for 10 % EWS quota

Currently, the Court is hearing important matters, Petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the 10% quota for the economically weaker sections (EWS).

NEW DELHI: Today is a historic day for the Supreme Court. Now common people will also be able to watch the Supreme Court hearing cases. There will be live streaming of constitutional matters from today. SC has arranged for live telecast of hearing of cases before the Constitution Bench. These cases include EWS reservation, Maharashtra Shiv Sena dispute, Delhi-Centre dispute. In fact, it was decided to do live streaming of the hearing in the Supreme Court only last week.

According to the sources, the top court may live-stream proceedings through YouTube and later host them on its server. People would be able to access proceedings of the apex court on their cell phones, laptops, and computers without any hassle.

The decision was taken for live streaming of the cases of the Constitution Bench. At present, it has been decided to do live streaming of constitutional matters. This decision was taken in the full court meeting headed by CJI U U Lalit.

You can access https://webcast.gov.in/scindia/ to watch the hearing online. You can also watch the proceedings on NIC’s YouTube channels

Some of the other Constitution Bench cases slated to begin soon:

The Bohra community’s right to excommunicate; adequacy of Bhopal Gas Tragedy compensation; retrospective application of immunity against arrest; and the extent of the Supreme Court’s Article 142 powers to grant divorce when a party does not consent.

Currently, the Court is hearing important matters including the batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the 10% reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)

Other cases to be heard today include petitions related to the recent Maharashtra Political Crisis and the power tussle between the Central and Delhi governments, as well as the challenge to the validity of the All-India Bar Examination.

Indeed, the apex court’s decision on September 26, 2018, on a plea by a law student, allowing live-streaming of court proceedings of cases of constitutional and national importance, said that this openness is like “sunlight” which Is the “best disinfectant”.

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