No guidelines to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters: SC

Sep 11, 2012, 11:09 IST | Agencies

The Supreme Court Tuesday said that there can be no blanket guidelines to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters but restrictions could be sought in specific cases

 

"No guidelines can be framed across the board to regulate media reporting of sub-judice matters," Chief Justice S.H Kapadia, heading a consitution bench, said while pronouncing the verdict. 
 
However, "any aggrieved person apprehending prejudice can move the competent court seeking to restrain the media from reporting the proceedings in his/her case", Kapadia added. 
 
The court clarified that any such order will be of short duration - subject to the principle of necessity and proportionality.

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