It may happen now that you will be able to watch the court proceedings on TV while you will be in your bedroom. The UPA government has proposed a new idea in Rajya Sabha today that there should be live telecast of court proceedings of important cases on television.
The Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil told the parliamentarians in Rajya Sabha that the Government is considering on the idea to telecast the hearing of the important cases live. But he said also that before that the government would need to consult and will have to go with broader strategy from judiciary including judges and lawyers. The common people’s views on this matter would be of equal importance too.
According to the PTI, Shivraj Patil said in Rajya Sabha:
What is happening in the court can be projected outside, as proceedings are already public.
Patil also made a statement on the issue of media trial in some cases that in Indian democracy media has the full liberty to discuss and project cases. At the same time he also suggested media that it should try to keep itself away from supporting or accusing someone.
He also denied proposing any law to restrict media trial in the country but he said further that witnesses should be protected even from media coverage. By not disclosing their identification in media, witnesses can be prevented from turning hostile in many cases.