Will stay on Sudarshan TV show have ‘chilling effect’ on free speech: SC

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday queried the parties, opposing the telecast of Sudarshan News’ controversial programme on the alleged infiltration of Muslims in the civil services, whether a blanket injunction could be issued, and would it have a “chilling effect” on free speech?

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Citation of ‘Hindu Terror’ show on NDTV irks Justice Chandrachud

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday reacted sharply to an affidavit by Sudarshan News, citing channel NDTV’s programme titled “Hindu Terror: Myth or fact” anchored by Barkha Dutt and broadcast on September 17, 2008, as it sought to justify its programme titled “UPSC Jehad”.

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Centre to SC: Digital media completely uncontrolled, courts should make rules for it first

Reading Time: 2 minutes New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) In the Sudarshan News controversy, the Centre has reiterated that there is no need for the Supreme Court to embark on an exercise to lay down guidelines for print and electronic media in the backdrop of the existing codes and their self-regulatory mechanism, instead it should begin the exercise on issues in the context of digital media.

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