The Delhi High Court restrained Media to upload screenshots in the Delhi Riots Case, however the court permitted reporting of arguments, chargesheet contents.
Senior advocate Rebecca John, appearing for the accused Khalid Saifi contended that the proceedings of the Court have been reported in the media and she has objection to the screen shots of the live proceedings being uploaded on the social media and she has requested that the Court may pass order on this.
“Mr Prasad shared certain screenshots (with the Court). Numbers were shared. Media took screenshots and put it up on social media. This is far beyond our court system. The High Court had warned the media. (This is) violation of privacy of a lot of people” advocate John said in the court.
The Addl. Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat stated that without going into the specifics of the matter, it is impressed upon to all the media persons that henceforth the screen shots of the live proceedings be not uploaded. However, there is no hindrance at all on joining and reporting the entire proceedings or arguments advanced by the parties or reporting upon the contents of chargesheet and accompanying material in the chargesheet.
The court further scheduled the bail applications of the accused for the hearing.
Case title: State Vs. Tahir Hussain & Others
Citation: SC No. 163-2020 (RIOTS CASE)