Media cannot be stopped from reporting in higher courts: SC tells Election Commission

During the hearing on the petition of the Commission, the apex court said that we do not want to discourage the High Courts as they are important pillars of democracy.

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Published on 3 May 2021 7:01 AM GMT

Media cannot be stopped from reporting in higher courts: SC tells Election Commission
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has said on the petition of the Election Commission against the Madras High Court's comments that the judges themselves are very upset with the ground conditions during the time of covid-19.

In fact, the Commission moved the Supreme Court against the High Court's comment which said that the Commission is responsible for increasing the cases of covid-19 in the country. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah heard the Commission's plea on Monday.

Media must report fully: Supreme Court

During the hearing on the petition of the Commission, the apex court said that we do not want to discourage the High Courts as they are important pillars of democracy.

The Election Commission told the court that there is a continuous discussion in the media about the Madras High Court's remarks against the murder charges. On this, the court said - 'Media is a powerful watchdog in democracy, it cannot be stopped from reporting on discussions in the High Courts'.

The Supreme Court told Rakesh Dwivedi, senior advocate appearing for the commission, that please tell the Election Commission that the Madras High Court's attempt was not to show the institution any less.

Media is a watchdog:

The Supreme Court has said that when something is said by the judges during the hearing, it is in the public interest. The court said that 'they are also human beings and are stressed. We do not want to lower the morale of our High Courts, they are important pillars of our democracy. The Supreme Court told the EC to take it in good spirit, you have done a good job.

The Election Commission told the Supreme Court that covid-19 management is not our problem but 20 days after the elections in Tamil Nadu, the High Court is saying that we should be accused of murder. In an appeal filed in the Supreme Court, the Election Commission said that the High Court's remarks were 'unnecessary, unsatisfactory and derogatory'.

After the hearing, the Supreme Court reserved the verdict on the petition of the Election Commission against the remarks attributed to covid-19 case escalation and accusing his officers of murder.


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