Express News Service
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday mentioned media is a strong watchdog in democracy and can’t be stopped from reporting any courtroom listening to.
The remark got here on the Election Commission’s plea difficult the Madras High Court’s sharp remarks warning its officers might be hauled up for homicide for not strictly implementing Covid norms within the run up to the latest Assembly elections.
“We can not say that media is not going to report the dialogue that takes place in courtroom. The dialogue that takes place is in as a lot public curiosity as the ultimate order of the courtroom. The dialogue in courtroom is a dialogue between the Bar and the bench. Media is a really highly effective watchdog in defending the sanctity of this course of,” a bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud mentioned.
The bench requested the EC to take HC’s observations in the correct spirit.
Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi showing for the EC, mentioned, “Harsh criticism is welcome, however sure observations shouldn’t have been made.”
Justice Chandrachud mentioned, “Speaking for myself, I’d not have used the phrases of Madras High Court.” The bench later reserved its order.