By Devil’s Advocate
There is a need to set up video cameras in the court halls. This probably is one demand that the Lords will not give into. Well why should they? None of them like going public about their circus in the courts.
Now here is one incident in which a judge had summoned the Chief Secretary of the State in connection with a certain matter. However the Chief Secretary could not make it due to certain engagements in New Delhi. Some clerks from his office had come to the court instead with files pertaining to the matter. They also intended telling the court about why the Chief Secretary was unable to make it.
The judge however did not take it lightly and went on a tangent. His comments go like this. “Why isn’t the Chief Secretary present? Why are these “LOW PAID” clerks before me?”
Outrageous as it may seem, this is exactly what transpired in His Lordship’s court. Can you guess who the judge could be? Well our guess is as good as mine.
Now were these comments necessary? Absolutely not. Who can control such talk? Well if you think it is the Supreme Court, then think again. There is enough such talk happening in New Delhi too.
The concept of making court proceedings more transparent is surely the need of the hour. On one hand each judge likes to claim that he is tech savvy. But on the other they are very slow in adapting to the latest. Approve the fixing of a close circuit cameras in the courts. Well if there is nothing to hide then why not a camera in court?
Think about it