Tiz Hazari clashes: SC rejects lawyers petition seeking ban on media coverage

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday has refused to hear a petition filed by the lawyers seeking a ban on media coverage on the ongoing tussle between Delhi police and lawyers in the national capital.

 

A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde passed the order after the lawyers mentioned the matter before it affirming that the media is defaming them.

In their plea, the lawyers had claimed that the media was defaming them by calling them ‘goondas’.

They also alleged that many fake videos, CCTV footages were doing rounds on TV channels and newspapers in a deliberate bid to malign them at the behest of Delhi Police.

On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court had dismissed the application filed by Delhi Police and denied them permission to lodge FIRs against the lawyers for clashes which broke out at Tis Hazari Court.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had turned down a similar plea by Bar Council of India (BCI) to ban media reporting of all incidents of violence.

On November 2, a clash had broken out between lawyers and cops over an alleged parking issue at the Tis Hazari court. People from both sides received injuries during the violent confrontation.

On Tuesday, Police personnel and their family members stage a protest in the national capital to demand immediate action against the lawyers.

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