Media outlet cannot be muzzled because it criticises government- Supreme Court

National security cannot be raised to dinu people their rights Supreme Court cancels news channel Ban and blast Centre over home ministry raised in a Cavalier manner in the case.

The court said that the channel media one’s criticism as the government’s policies and actions cannot be construed as anti national establishment and then and then an independent press is essential for a vibrant democracy.

The court led by chief justice DY chandrachud said over ruling the Kerala High Court which had Up held the centres decision.

Scrapping and order by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that refused to renew the channels broadcast licence for want of security clearance.

The supreme court pulled the home ministry for raising national security claim out of the thin air.

The Judges said center head fail to show any material facts evidence to justify its decision to impose broadcast ban on Media One which was one of the few channels that reported extensively on the anti citizenship Amendment Act protest in 2020.

Media One which had several runs with BJP led government at the centre had gone of the air last year on January 31 after its name was removed by the list of permitted channels by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Coming down heavily on the centres attempt to keep its rationale under wraps and file them under sealed cover Court said.

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