Supreme Court dismisses Election Commission plea, says- Can not stop media from coverage of court proceedings
The Supreme Court has ruled on the application of the Election Commission against the Madras High Court's comment. The Supreme Court has rejected the application of the Election Commission, which sought to stop the media from coverage of the court proceedings. Justice Chandrachud said that the delicate question of balancing the rights of the two constitutional authorities has questioned the role of the media.
He said, "Open access to the court is the basis of constitutional freedom, Article 19 1A covers freedom of press, freedom of expression also covers freedom to cover court proceedings."
Justice D Chandrachud said that the Internet has revolutionized the reporting of court rooms, now people have become more digitally Orate and pay attention to the Internet for information, so it would not be good to stop any new medium from reporting the proceedings. Justice Chandrachud said that the international court has allowed live streaming, Gujarat HC has also allowed to do so.
The comments made during the hearing are not part of the verdict, but are part of the solution and which lead to contrary election on the views of both the parties, if this expression is discouraged then the process of justice will stop.
The Supreme Court, while giving the verdict on the petition against the remarks of the Madras HC on the Election Commission, which conducted the murder case, said that the High Court was troubled by the suffering of the people. The comment was harsh but verbal commentary becomes a thing of the past over time. Is not part of the record. Therefore, there is no question of removing it.