Supreme Court: While criticising TV networks for their use of hate speech, the Supreme Court today deemed the “role of anchor” to be “extremely significant.” Furthermore, it questioned why the government was “remaining a quiet spectator.”
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“These statements spoken in public forums or on social media are unrestrained. The anchors have a responsibility to ensure that hate speech doesn’t continue after someone engages in it. Press freedom is crucial… While not as free as the US, ours should nevertheless know when to draw the line “Justice KM Joseph observed as a group of petitions filed since last year were heard.
“It’s like killing someone slowly”
“Hate speech is complex. You can do it in a variety of ways, slowly or otherwise, just like you can kill someone. On the basis of some convictions, they keep us hooked “The court elaborated on the appeal of hate speech to viewers.
Why Did government maintain their silence?
Is this small matter, it continued, “Government should not adopt an antagonistic posture but assist the court?”
The court asks the federal government to state whether it intends to implement the Law Commission’s recommendations to limit hate speech by November 23, when the matter will be heard again.