11 April 2012

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Allahabad High Court Bans News Reporting about Army Units movement

Allahabad High Court Bans News Reporting about Army Units movement

Few days’ media reported about Army Coup and 2 Army Units moving towards Delhi.




After that Nutan Thakur filed a public interest suit.
The petitioner had sought directions to the Prime Minister's Office to form a judicial commission to probe the veracity of the reports published in the media regarding movement of two army units towards Delhi in January.


After hearing the Petitioner and his case, Court said that a sensitive issue like troop movements should not be allowed to become a matter of public discussion at the cost of the country's security.

The judges agreed with the petitioner that media reporting on this subject, if permitted to continue, may seriously jeopardize the security of the country.

The Allahabad High Court restrained the electronic and print media from publishing and broadcasting any news reports on the movement of two army units towards Delhi in January, as reported in a section of the media.

A division bench of Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice V.K. Dixit also directed the union home and information and broadcasting ministries to ensure the implementation of the order. Similar directions were issued to the Uttar Pradesh government.

I do not think it’s bad to report, reporting shows the caliber of media and people can debate the issue.

Time has come to ban the ban system.

In a true democracy there is no place for ban then whatever may be the cause.


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7 comments:

R April 11, 2012  

Interesting news!

Happy Kitten April 12, 2012  

They need not ban reporting of such news, but NP's should not be allowed to imply on coups and it's like. This is against the interest of the nation as a whole. Someone should IE to court if they have wrongly reported.

Happy Kitten April 12, 2012  

Take IE to court...