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HC pats social media for reaching out to needy patients

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, April 29

Nearly two days after the Centre instructed Fb and Twitter to delete tweets important of the its Covid administration, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket at the moment patted the social media for its distinctive function in reaching out to the individuals in pressing want of assist.

Justice Arvind Singh Sangwan asserted it was universally accepted proven fact that the print and digital media had develop into the fourth pillar of democracy, which may change the mindset of the residents concerning hate crime within the society.

“Even within the current Covid-19 pandemic state of affairs, this fourth pillar has carried out exceptionally commendable job in extending assist to each the federal government in addition to the needy residents. Not solely this, even social media is doing a terrific job in reaching out to the residents, who’re in pressing want of assist and all of the residents, whether or not identified or unknown, are extending assist to one another,” Justice Sangwan asserted.

The observations got here as Justice Sangwan granted interim anticipatory bail to an advocate, Amit Ghai, in a case of alleged hate speech. The petitioner’s case was {that a} video clip, uploaded on Fb and YouTube by a journalist was, actually, edited in a way that it gave one-sided model. The dialog between the petitioner and the Press reporter was not supposed to harm the non secular sentiments of any neighborhood.

Searching for anticipatory bail, his counsel contended media’s function was “very accountable in the direction of the nation constructing”. However a mistaken message was given by a reporter to make sensational news by including his personal content material. The case will now come up in Might final week for additional listening to.

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