Live streaming of court proceedings is a step in the right direction but one must tread with caution, Chief Justice of India Justice NV Ramana said during the launch of the live streaming of the Gujarat High Court proceedings.
The high court became the first court in the country to adopt a full scale live streaming of its proceedings on Saturday. This comes a year after the high court started live streaming its proceedings on an experimental basis on YouTube.
The Chief Justice of India said that the Supreme Court is also keen to start live streaming the proceedings from some of its courtrooms. However, the Chief Justice warned lawyers and judges about the pressures live streaming may bring on them.
Judges might feel the pressure of public scrutiny, which may ultimately result in a stressful environment that may not be conducive to justice dispensation, said Chief Justice NV Ramana. Bloomberg Quint