The Delhi High Court on Monday issued summons to various media channels including Times Now and Republic TV, the court heard a petition filed by four Bollywood organizations and 34 producers and came up with appropriate solutions to improve the standards of news reporting from these outlets For, the petitioners had sought to rein in the news channels for ‘irresponsible, derogatory remarks’ against the Hindi film industry and its members.

Hearing postponed until 14 December

Justice Rajiv Shakdhar sought a response from media channels and deferred further hearing of the case till December 14, when the court was hearing the matter through video conference, the petitioners’ counsel Rajiv Nair said that all these actors It started with the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput, who later became a murderer, then a Bollywood criminal, then drug peddlers and now was linked to the ISI, saying that this was the basis of this defamation complaint.

He requested that the objectionable content be removed from social media platforms such as YouTube and Twitter, Nair pleading before the court, “I want to immediately remove the offending things that have come up on YouTube and Twitter. Go, ”

Why didn’t Bollywood celebs become parties themselves? – Court

Senior advocate Akhil Sibal also appeared on behalf of the Bollywood institutions, saying that there is a difference between the ideal idea of ​​journalism and the work done by a certain class of TV media, Sibal argued that the press cannot blame anyone , He said, “The evidence is examined by the court and not by media channels.”

The court questioned, “Why did they (Bollywood celebs) not become parties in the case themselves? Since they are victims, they should contact in person,” adding that this shows that these people are not able to claim damages Hesitates.

The High Court also questioned the news channels as to what should be done to improve reporting standards, the court said, “If you are not exercising self-restraint, what will we do? Your undertaking in front of the courts is also not working.” Used to be,”

The court said, “I think the Black and White Doordarshan era was much better,”

Justice Rajeev Shakadhar said, “People have been scared about the press, even if the personalities of big celebs are weakened, you (news channels) cannot drag their private lives into the public domain.”


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