The Delhi High Court on Thursday allowed three international news agencies – Reuters, AP and AFP – to cover the trial proceedings of the December 2012 gang-rape case here.

However, the Court did not allow independent foreign journalists to do so.

Justice Rajiv Shakdher gave the permission on a petition by a group of foreign correspondents and members of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club here seeking review of the March 22 order of the Court allowing only national media to cover the day-to-day trial of the case.

The petitioners had argued that they were registered with the Press Information Bureau of the Union Government and filed reports from India for various media as responsible journalists.

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