Cease Media Reporting Of Oral Observations: Election Fee To Court docket
The Election Fee has requested the Madras Excessive Court docket to restrain the media from reporting on oral observations, days after the court docket’s sharp remarks on “murder charges” on the election physique for not stopping political rallies.
In its petition, the Election Fee mentioned it’s aggrieved with media report of the Madras Excessive Court docket’s oral observations that it’s “singularly responsible for the situation prevalent today” and that the Election Fee ought to face homicide expenses.
“These reports have tarnished the image of the Election Commission of India as an independent constitutional agency that is entrusted with the constitutional responsibility of conducting elections,” mentioned the ballot physique.
It additionally mentioned a police grievance had been filed in opposition to the Deputy Election Commissioner accusing him of homicide in West Bengal after the media reported on the oral observations.
“No one must be permitted to report on the proceedings of this court that are not borne out by the record, especially when the detailed order is made available. There was no occasion for this court to make such observations since the campaigning in Tamil Nadu ended back in April 4,” the Election Fee argues.