The Supreme Court broadcast the constitutional justices’ hearings live for the first time today. The Supreme Court has three constitutional benches to hear pressing matters of today’s constitutional legislation. The second Constitutional Court, headed by Justice DY Chandrachud, is hearing matters related to the political crisis in Maharashtra, which are several petitions filed by two factions of Shiv Sena, led by Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde.
The Supreme Court referred the case related to Shiv Sena’s claim to the Constitutional Court in August. It raises eight issues related to defections, mergers and disqualifications for bigger bench to decide in battle over party claims by Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray .
The court has said the petitions raise important constitutional issues related to Article 10 disqualification, the powers of the speaker and governor, and judicial review.
The tenth timetable of the Constitution provides for the prevention of defections of elected and nominated members from their political parties and contains strict provisions against defections.
The Supreme Court will soon have its own “platform” to live-stream its proceedings without having to use YouTube, justices led by Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said on Monday.
In a unanimous decision at a recent CJI-led plenary session, the Supreme Court decided to begin the process for all Constitutional Court hearings starting September 27, four years after Justice Misra’s groundbreaking statement. Go live.
The Supreme Court may live-stream the proceedings via YouTube and then host it on its servers, the sources said. People will be able to access programs on mobile phones, laptops and computers without any hassle.
On September 27, 2018, the then Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, delivered a landmark judgment in a major lawsuit involving constitutionally important matters on live television or webcast, saying “Sunshine is the best disinfectant.”
On August 26, for the first time since its inception, the Supreme Court streamed the proceedings on the bench led by then Chief Justice (retired) NV Ramana via a webcast portal. It was a ceremonial process because Justice Ramana was leaving office that day.
The debate over live streaming of Supreme Court proceedings gained momentum in 2018, when senior defense attorney Indira Jaising made such a request to the Supreme Court, arguing that some important cases should be live-streamed because people from all over the country could not come to the court. Just look at what’s really going on in the country’s highest court.