The Supreme Court today observed that there has to be a balance between speech and dignity. The top court was hearing a plea against television channel Sudarshan News, pertaining to its programme titled ‘UPSC Jihad’ which runs into several episodes.
A judge is defined as “a public officer appointed to decide cases in a law court”. A modest, succinct definition. Ever since man created books of statutes, there have been judges to interpret them in the adversarial system of law that we have in most parts of the world.
Seven former civil servants have filed an intervention application in the Supreme Court, in the case of ‘Firoz Iqbal Khan’ seeking injunction against the telecast of a show over Sudarshan TV which is allegedly communalising the selection of Muslims in UPSC exams.