Whenever information about demise is printed, it can’t be mentioned that it’s unfavourable information, the excessive court docket mentioned.

By Richa Banka | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 01:49 PM IST

Dismissing a plea searching for route to restrain information channels from spreading negativity, the Delhi excessive court docket on Monday mentioned informing the general public in regards to the numbers of deaths because of Covid-19 isn’t unfavourable information. A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet mentioned that the petition is nothing that however a ‘Publicity Interest Litigation’ and in addition warned the petitioner of imposing a price on him.

“Whenever news about death is published, it cannot be said that it is negative news. It is a wrong notion in the mind of the petitioner,” the court docket mentioned whereas dismissing the plea.

The petition, introduced by Lalit Valecha, mentioned ever for the reason that onset of the second wave of Covid-19 within the first week of April 2021, which undoubtedly has already assumed alarming and demanding dimensions, varied tv channels by means of information articles and varied different programmes have additionally been airing very unfavourable pictures/visuals/tales in probably the most irresponsible method.


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