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Madhya Pradesh High Court Grants Interim Relief to Journalists, Court Room Exchange

Lawstreet Journal 12 Jun 2021 7:22pm

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Madhya Pradesh High Court while reserving an order on interim relief, on a plea moved by 4 Journalists seeking High Court’s permission for Live Reporting of Court’s proceedings, stated that it is undisputed that the Journalists have a right to report and access the court proceedings going live. 

A division bench of Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Virender Singh orally observed that the Right to Live Reporting of court proceedings cannot be disputed, however, the bench highlighted that the matter could be sent to the E-Committee as a representation of the Journalists so that it could take concrete decision on this matter.

The petitioners, Nupur Thapliyal (Legal Correspondent, Live Law), Sparsh Upadhyay (Special Legal Correspondent, Live Law), Areeb Uddin Ahmed (Legal Correspondent, Bar and Bench), and Rahul Dubey (Legal Correspondent, Dainik Bhaskar), were represented by Senior Advocate Mr. Nidhesh Gupta who was assisted by Advocate Manu Maheshwari. Senior Counsel, Mr. Aditya Adhikari had appeared for the High Court of Madhya Pradesh which is the respondent.

Courtroom Exchange:

Justice Prakash Shrivastava: The E-committee of the High Court is actively considering the aspect of Live Reporting and once the live streaming starts then the journalists, litigants and everybody would have easy access to the Court's proceedings. Therefore, let the E-committee take the decision, which is in the process of doing and evolving a mechanism.

Sr. Advocate Nidhesh Gupta: The whole issue is about the arrangement in the interregnum. Live-streaming of all the Courts for the journalists and the litigants to attend may take… Continue Reading...

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