Covid-19: Supreme Court dismisses EC plea to stop media coverage of judges’ remarks
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the Election Commission of India’s petition seeking directions to restrain the media from reporting the remarks of judges, reported Live Law.
On April 29, the Election Commission had approached the Madras High Court seeking directions to restrict media coverage on the court’s criticism of the poll panel. The High Court, however, refused to pass any such order.
The plea was moved after news reports were widely shared on the Madras High Court’s scathing remarks about the manner in which the Election Commission of India had conducted the recently concluded Assembly polls…. After the High Court rejected the poll body’s plea, it moved the Supreme Court against the High Court’s refusal to entertain the plea. During the hearing on Thursday, the Supreme Court dismissed the Election Commission’s plea, saying that it found no substance in it….