97% Indians Want CCTV In Courtrooms: Study

by CXOtoday News Desk    Mar 22, 2016

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Even though the Supreme Court, the highest court in India is determined to keep cameras out of court rooms, but an online survey found that 97% of citizens wanted video and CCTV recording of court hearings and were even willing to pay for the recording of their cases.

LocalCircles, an independent citizen engagement platform has found that a whopping 97% of the over 13,000 citizens that were surveyed said they want video recording and CCTV monitoring in all courts. Over 80% of the citizens who were surveyed also said that they are willing to pay a retrieval fee for that video in the event it was a paid service. 

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In addition to the citizens asking for video recording of proceedings in courts, the citizens have given a wide variety of collective inputs on improving the legal and judicial system of India. Citizens have also recommended greater transparency and digitalization to improve the legal and judicial system of India.

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With the demand for video surveillance going up in government institutions, business and residential segment, the industry is expected to touch $615 million mark in India by 2018, according to figures of IHS Technology, a US-based research firm, which noted the market size of video surveillance equipments (CCTV cameras) was $306 million in 2013 and it is likely to more than double in 3 years.