This article has been written by Janhvi Shirsat, a student of NLU, Nagpur.
1. Journalists freedom of expression on stake: Arnab Goswami Case
After a reply from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on the Arnab Goswami defamation case, Supreme Court delivered the order on recapitulating the Freedom of Expression of journalists under Article 19 (2) of the Constitution.
The Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah, held that this right is not absolute, and is subject to the legal regime as directed under Article 19 (2). As observed by the court with regard to multiple FIRs and complaints filed against Arnab Goswami across the country after he made statements that allegedly promoted enmity between groups.
The court highlighted the fact that the right of journalists under Article 19(2) is not higher than the rights of the majority of citizens to state and express.
2.Supreme Court listed naming of committees to oversee the Vizag Gas Leak Case damages
The SC on Tuesday refused to stay order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) team consisting of five members as formed to access the damages and conduct a probe into the gas leak.
As being a suo moto case there are already seven various committees to look into the case. Committees have been directed to be formed by Andhra Pradesh HC, NGT, NHRC, and name a few more.
Justices UU Lalit, MM Shantanagoudar, and Vineet Saran while delivering opined that matter may be left pending and petitioner company may approach NGT as it is already seized of the matter.
3.District and Sessions Court directs not to use saliva to stick court fee stamps [COVID – 19]
Knowing the situation of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Office of District and Sessions Judge, Delhi ordered parties to not use saliva while affixing court fee stamps on the application, petition and envelopes containing a summons, notices, or any paperwork as submitted to the court.
The officials are directed to use a rather plastic sponge damper pad while inspecting the judicial files.
4. SC Judge, Justice Vikramajit Sen appointed in All India Gaming Federation (AIGF)
All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has added a member in an advisory panel with the induction of three new experts including former Supreme Court Judge, Justice Vikramajit Sen.
Speaking on the same Justice Sen states that the gaming industry also needs regulations to protect gamers and to get rid of unethical practices.