Such live reporting of court proceedings is a casuse of celebration rather than apprehension. The court declined a plea made by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to restrain the media from reporting oral remarks made by a Division Bench of the Madras High court. The court said that except in cases of child sexual abuse and marital issues, the phenomenon of free Press should extend to court proceedings. Language is an important instrument of a judicial process which is sensitive to constitutional values,” Justice Chandrachud noted. In the hearing, the ECI had complained that the High Court should not have accused another constitutional authority of “murder”.
Source: The Hindu May 06, 2021 06:48 UTC