New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India on Thursday opposed in the Supreme Court the idea of putting temporary restraint on reporting of court proceedings saying enforcing guidelines in this regard would lead to "infringement" of right to free speech.
The Guild said there was no power under the common law for the courts to "postpone" the publication of judicial proceedings and if there was any "vacuum" in law, restrictions cannot be put on the rights of a person.
"There is no power of postponement (of reporting of court proceedings) in the common law," the Guild's counsel and senior advocate Rajiv Dhavan told a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice SH Kapadia.
The court was hearing a matter relating to framing of guidelines for reporting of court proceedings by the media....more
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