Supreme Court on Thursday said that  Article 19 does not give right to freedom of speech and expression only to people, but also confers this right to media.

“Article 19 does not give right to freedom of speech and expression only to people, but also confers this right to the media. It would be retrograde for the Supreme Court to gag media,” the Supreme Court said.

“We find no substance in prayer of EC to restrain media from reporting court proceedings. It is essential to hold judiciary accountable.”

This statement was made after Election Commission filed a  petition complaining about media reports on the Madras High Court telling the poll body it should be booked for murder for not stopping political rallies amid Covid.

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