The Supreme Court on Thursday, while hearing an application related to tarnishing the image of Tablighi Jamaat, has reprimanded the Central Government for not filing a concrete affidavit.
Chief Justice SA Bobde said that freedom of speech has been abused in recent times.
The Supreme Court expressed displeasure with the central government for filing an affidavit through a junior officer.
A bench of Chief Justices SA Bobde, AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian told the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that “You cannot deal with this court in such a manner. The affidavit filed by the junior officer is out of whack.” There has been no response to the allegations leveled by the petitioners on some TV channels, which are spreading hatred .. ”
The court alleged that a section of the media was spreading communal hatred against the Tablighi Jamaat at the beginning of the Kovid-19 epidemic.
While directing to file a new affidavit, the Supreme Court said that the secretary of the department should write a new affidavit, in which there should be no unnecessary talk.
During the hearing, senior advocate Dushyant Dave, on behalf of the Jamaat, cited the Cable TV Network Act, saying that ‘action can be taken for poor and inaccurate reporting. The government has already done this before.
Tusshar Mehta assured that a new affidavit will be filed in the court soon.
The Supreme Court has said that the case will be heard again after two weeks.
In the last hearing, the Supreme Court had told the Center not to let people incite the issues of law and order. These are things which later become an issue of law and order.
Jamiat-Ulema-Hind had filed a petition in the Supreme Court citing the media coverage of the Nizamuddin Markaz case as malicious.
The petition says that the media is acting irresponsibly. The media is showing as if the Muslims are campaigning to spread the corona, the court should stop this and order action against those who spread false news in the media-social media.