‘Why was an FIR registered in H.P. for migration in U.P. and Bihar?’
The Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday questioned the Himachal Pradesh police in regards to the unexplained delay in registering an FIR towards veteran journalist Vinod Dua accusing him of sedition.
The FIR is predicated on a YouTube broadcast of Mr. Dua allegedly blaming the federal government about its COVID-19 preparedness and making private allegations towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A Bench, led by Justice U.U. Lalit, raised questions in regards to the declare made by the police that the published led to mass migration in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The courtroom requested why an FIR was registered in Himachal Pradesh for reported migration in U.P. and Bihar.
Solicitor Basic Tushar Mehta stated digital media was a potent medium with widespread viewership. Folks had been alarmed, panic stricken. Journalistic freedom is sacrosanct, nevertheless it shouldn’t be abused, he stated.
Earlier, Mr. Dua, represented by senior advocate Vikas Singh, had contended that criticism of the federal government didn’t quantity to sedition.
Mr. Dua has moved the Supreme Courtroom to quash an FIR accusing him of sedition registered within the Kumarsain police station positioned on the outskirts of Shimla in Might.
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