Live-Streaming of Court is Opposed by the Orissa HC Bar Association

Team SoOLEGAL 3 Aug 2021 3:18pm

Live-Streaming of Court is Opposed by the Orissa HC Bar Association

The Orissa HC Bar Association has spoken out against the live broadcasting of court proceedings, which is set to commence on August 2, claiming that it will degrade the institution’s dignity.

The Orissa Live streaming of Court Proceedings Rules have been published in order to expand the use of the open court concept. Matrimonial cases, cases involving children and juveniles, and cases involving the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act will not be streamed live. In-camera hearings will continue to be held in cases involving sexual offences, gender-based abuse against women, the Official Secrets Act, national security, and Habeas Corpus petitions

“The live streaming of court proceedings has its implicit hazards because it is amenable to public access even at all odd places/locations unless reasonable and proper care is taken after taking into confidence the members of the Bar for protecting the dignity and majesty of Courts and institutions at large,” the Association wrote.

The Association has asked the Chief Justice to put the live streaming rules on hold. The Court will also begin hearing cases in both virtual and physical modes on Monday. (09 June 2021)

Tagged: Live Streaming   Orissa HC   Bar Association   Orissa   Court Proceedings Rules   Matrimonial cases   Protection of Children   Sexual Offenses Act   Official Secrets Act  
Did you find this write up useful? YES 0 NO 0
New Members view all


C2RMTo Know More

Something Awesome Is In The Work









Sign-up and we will notify you of our launch.
We’ll also give some discount for your effort :)

* We won’t use your email for spam, just to notify you of our launch.

SAARTHTo Know More

Launching Soon : SAARTH, your complete client, case, practise & document management SAAS application with direct client chat feature.

If you want to know more give us a Call at :+91 98109 29455 or Mail