The Court ordered that till the next date of hearing Shiv Prasad and Ramdhari in the case, will be released forthwith by the Station House Officer of the police station concerned, on their furnishing personal bond of Rs 50,000 with few conditions.
The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) had, through its plea, asked the Supreme Court to intervene and exercise its constitutional powers to order the release of Kappan calling it an illegal arrest and unlawful detention.
The division bench of Justices Pritinker Diwaker and PK Srivastava issued notices to the central government, the State of Uttar Pradesh, Superintendent of Jail (District Jail, Mathura), and Prabal Pratap Singh (Sub-Inspector, PS Maant, Mathura - the Informant/ Complainant).
The Gujarat High Court has quashed a sedition case lodged against a journalist.
In May the journalist publish the news of a possible change of leadership in Gujarat assuming that this was being done because of the growing criticism about the growing Coronavirus cases in the state.
New Delhi (ILNS): The Supreme Court today told Republic TV Editor Arnab Goswami: “We are concerned about peace and harmony of the society. Nobody is immune from being questioned. We are not going to grant such immunity to anybody. We want an assurance of some sense and sensibility from you (Goswami).”
The arrest of a journalist en route to Hathras has unveiled the draconian features of the Act, under which anyone can be arrested for a period of six months without any proof of anti-national activities. It raises serious questions about violation of human rights.
The Press Council of India (PCI) has noted with distress that coverage of the alleged suicide by a film actor by many media outlets are in contravention of the norms of Journalistic Conduct framed by the PCI and issued advisory reminding media to follow the Norms of Journalistic conduct.