ILNS: The Supreme Court on Friday made it clear to all governments in no uncertain terms that clamping down on citizens asking for help on the internet in these Covid times by any government will be treated as contempt of the Supreme Court.
Justice Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud, while, hearing pleas on related matters, said: “If the citizens are making their grievance clear on the internet, they should not be suppressed. I direct the Commissioner-General that camping down of information will be treated as the contempt of this court.”
It may be recalled that in Uttar Pradesh, one person, who had asked for help to get oxygen for an aged person on Twitter, had an FIR lodged against him immediately. The man was let go with a warning, but the case seems to have been filed.