- The bench said- regret that someone is crossing the limit of freedom of expression
- Justice Kohli said- respect the freedom of the media but it is not at all fair
- SC said- Not satisfied with the steps taken by the UP government in the Lakhimpur violence case
The Supreme Court expressed displeasure over the tweet which falsely claimed that Chief Justice NV Ramana had met the families of the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri violence. Along with this, the court said that it respects the media and their freedom, but it is not appropriate to do so. The Chief Justice expressed displeasure over the news that the Chief Justice had gone to meet the victim in Lucknow. The Chief Justice said that he himself should understand how this can happen … I am in the court.
Media should fact check
The court was hearing the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case and termed the tweet “very unfortunate”. The top court said that the media should fact-check. A bench of CJI NV Raman, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli said that we regret to see that someone is crossing the limit of freedom of expression. They should check the facts. These are all misrepresentations that are being made.
Salve said – we are all targeted in irresponsible tweets
The issue came to the fore after a lawyer told the bench that on Thursday a media organization had tweeted that the Chief Justice had met the families of the victims of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Senior advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the Uttar Pradesh government, said that we are all targeted in irresponsible tweets. I have also seen some tweets about myself. The Chief Justice said that he must have some understanding because I was in the court. So how can I go to Lucknow and meet my family.. leave it there. We should not be worried about these things. In public life…
SC said- Not satisfied with the move of UP government
Justice Surya Kant said that the court expects them to submit an authentic and voluntary report to state that “this is what we have done.” The way is not. It is absolutely not fair. The bench said that it is not satisfied with the steps taken by the Uttar Pradesh government in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case that claimed the lives of eight people on October 3 in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. Salve to inform the top-most police officer that the evidence and other relevant material related to the case should not be destroyed. The next hearing in the matter will be held on October 20.
(with agency input)