The Karnataka High Court has become the second High Court in the country to experiment with live streaming of court proceedings, the first being Gujarat High Court. .The proceedings in Court Hall-1, headed by a Division Bench Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj, were streamed live on the High Court’s YouTube Channel on an experimental basis..Sources informed Bar and Bench that if Monday's live streaming of proceedings turn out to be a success, then the High Court will take a decision on the live streaming of other proceedings shortly..The cases live streamed were final hearing proceedings of two PIL petitions filed Baithkol Bandaru Nirashrithara Yantrikrut Dhoni Meenugarara Sahakara Sangha Niyamitha, and the Uttara Kannada District Fishermen Association. .Various issues related to environmental impact and alleged violation of environmental laws in approval of the proposed second stage development of Commercial Karwar Port at Baithkol village, Karwar Taluka, Uttara Kannada District on a plot area of 17 Hectares in addition to the existing area of 3 Hectares were the main issues raised in the petitions..In the afternoon session, when the Division Bench headed by CJ Oka was heard the matters, it orally remarked that,“Today, we have live proceedings of two petitions….It is being done on an experimental basis. It is our duty to put members of the Bar to notice.".The proceedings can be viewed here.