"Freedom Of Speech One Of The Most Abused In Recent Times": Supreme Court

"Freedom Of Speech One Of The Most Abused In Recent Times": Supreme Court

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October 8, 2020

Freedom of speech is among the most-abused liberties in recent times, the Supreme Court said today in a case related to media reporting on the Tablighi Jamaat gathering at a Delhi mosque in violation of virus restrictions. The top court also berated the government for having a junior officer file what it called an "extremely offensive and brazen" response. "

New Delhi, 08 October 2020

As per news report of NDTV, freedom of speech is one of the most abused freedoms in recent times," Chief Justice SA Bobde commented during a hearing on petitions asking for action against the media for "spreading hatred" over the Tablighi meet at Markaz Nizamuddin. The meeting in March generated a huge controversy as it became a coronavirus super-spreader with many cases across the country linked to those who had attended the gathering. The centre has defended the media in this case and said in its response to the Supreme Court that there was "no instance of bad reporting". The Supreme Court pulled up the centre on its affidavit and said it "must tell us instances of bad reporting" and what action had been taken.

Source -NDTV


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