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Madras HC’s remark on EC: SC says media cannot be restrained from reporting observations made during hearing

by GoNews Desk May 06, 2021 • 07:26 PM Views 1805

SC: Election Commission Vs Madras High Court

  • SC dismisses plea by Election Commission to restrain media from reporting certain aspects of court hearings
  • 'We find no substance in prayer of the ECI to restrain media from reporting court proceedings. It is essential to hold Judicary accountable' Justice Chandrachud, SCI
  • "Constitutional authorities can do better than complaining and seeking fetters on media"' Justice Chandrachud
  • "We cannot Gag the reporting of proceedings" SC
  • "Freedom.of speech and expression extends to judicial matters as well. The courts work has direct impact on citizens as well as executive whose duty it is to implement the orders" Justice Chandrachud
  • SC made also makes it clear that the oral remarks by the Madras High court against Election Commission did not form part of the court order