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Jamait Ulama I-Hind Moves SC For Seeking Action Against Media For Communalising Nizamuddin Markaz Issue

Lawstreet Journal 7 Apr 2020 8:34pm

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On 6th April, 2020, the Apex Court has been moved and the petitioners herein being Jamait Ulama I-Hind, an organisation consisting of Islamic scholars have sought for strict action against the media. This relates to the media communalising the Tablighi Jamaat meeting that took place in the Delhi's Nizamuuddin area. 

The plea has stated that certain sections of the media have been intentionally using "Communal Headlines" and "Biomgoted Statements" to cause a demonization and put forth the blame on the entirety of Muslim community for having deliberately spread the coronavirus across the country. This has threatened the livelihood of Muslims. 

The plea states, "The present petition is necessitated on account of the communal colour being given to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic by certain sections of print, electronic and social media posing a threat to the life and liberty of Muslims infringing their fundamental rights under Article 21 of the Constitution. The demonization is also an infringement of the right to live with dignity which is also covered under Article 21 of the Constitution." It also states, "Actions of certain sections of the media are also against the letter and the spirit of the code of ethics and broadcasting standards issued by the New Broadcasters Association, which is the regulatory body for new channel. Under the code, ensuring neutrality and objectivity in reporting is one of the foremost principles of media regulation"

Such reporting has instigated communal antagonism and has also managed to perpetrate hatred at such a time. 

The petition has been filed by Advocate… Continue Reading...


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