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No FIR against scribes: SC asks lawyer to file representation before govt

SC was hearing a plea which claimed that no provision has been enacted to protect freedom of press from "frivolous and malicious prosecution" and there is a need to lay down some guidelines

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The petition said that citizens are entitled to receive complete, uncut, and truthful information, analysis, especially concerning issues affecting and impacting sovereignty and integrity of India.

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Supreme Court Tuesday asked a Mumbai-based lawyer to make a representation before the Centre on his plea that no FIR should be lodged against journalists for publishing and telecasting news unless sanction has been granted by Press Council of India (PCI) or any other judicial authority.

The apex court was hearing a plea which claimed that no provision has been enacted to protect freedom of press from "frivolous and malicious prosecution" and there is a need to lay down some guidelines.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde heard through video-conferencing the plea filed by advocate Ghanshyam

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First Published: Jun 16 2020 | 4:52 PM IST

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