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Calcutta High Court allows live streaming of court proceedings for the first time

Vice Daily 2020-02-13 22:52:13

The Calcutta High Court has allowed live streaming of court proceedings for the first time.  The court has given this permission in a special case.  The decision has been taken to hear the case of allowing a Zoroastrian Zoroastr…



The Calcutta High Court has allowed live streaming of court proceedings for the first time.  The court has given this permission in a special case.  The decision has been taken to hear the case of allowing a Zoroastrian Zoroastrian woman and non-Zoroastrian children to go for the Atha Adaran (a kind of holy fire).  This fire temple is located at 91, Metcalf Street, Kolkata.

 During this time the court will have two special cameras and other equipment through which the video streaming site will be broadcast live on YouTube.  It will be borne by the petitioner Zoroastrian Association Calcutta (PZAC) in the case.  In September 2018, a bench of three judges of the Supreme Court did live streaming so that transparency can be ensured and greater accountability can be fixed.
 Supreme Court Justice DY Chandrachud said, 'This will lead to open court.  People's right to information can be made effective and second-hand ideas will be reduced. '  PZAC counsel Feroz Idulji also stated on Wednesday the need for more publicity of such cases in front of the High Court's Sanjib Banerjee and Kaushik Chanda Bench.
 Significantly, Idulji said in the court, 'A person can be an Irani Zoroastrian or follow a the religion even if none of his parents is a Zoroastrian.  It will be called Zoroastrian  and he cannot worship or live in front of Atash in the fire temple. '