The Election Commission of India has now filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the media houses, to not report on oral proceedings of the court. The hearing of the plea is currently underway. The Supreme Court has observed that the media cannot be stopped from reporting oral observations in the courts. The top court said that the discussion that takes place is in as much public interest as the final order of the Court and is a dialogue between the bar and the bench. Furthermore, the apex court claimed that the media is a very powerful watchdog in protecting the sanctity of this process. Watch!