NEW DELHI: "Truly, a historic day", a Supreme Court statement declared on Tuesday evening as more than eight lakh viewers watched the top court's proceedings live streamed, following a path-breaking move to bring in transparency in judicial decision making process.
The authorities now promised attempts to undertake such an exercise in all important cases in days to come.
"This is an humble beginning and the attempts will now be made to live stream proceedings in all important matters before it becomes the order of the day," an official statement said.
The proceedings before the three separate Constitution benches were live streamed on different platforms including YouTube.
"Statistics show that more than eight lakh viewers watched the proceedings before the three Constitution Benches," official said.
It said the decision to live stream the proceedings of Constitution Benches was taken by the Full Court on September 20, 2022 and soon thereafter trial runs were undertaken by the Registry.
The technical support teams ensured that the live streaming was without any obstruction or difficulty and was completely seamless, it added.
"This step will go a long way in overcoming the barriers of distance and provide to citizens from every nook and corner of the country opportunity to watch the Supreme Court proceedings," it said.
The decision to live stream proceedings comes four years after the Supreme Court in its judgement in 'Swapnil Tripathi' (2018) case approved it.