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'No ban imposed on journalists in reporting court proceedings'

It did not say anything about journalists' demand to open the High Court media room, which was locked after some lawyers of clashed with journalists

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

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The High on Saturday said there is no ban on reporting proceedings but the judges would be at liberty to decline access to any person to their chambers and the office of their staff.

High Registrar General Ashok Menon issued a release in this regard after the joint meeting of the Acting Chief Justice and the Committee to formulate a code for press and electronic media in relation to reporting court proceedings.

"There is no ban imposed on the from attending and reporting court proceedings," the release said.

It said the committee to formulate the Code would look into the issue of framing guidelines to provide prompt and easy access for to judgments and orders which are pronounced and issued.

The meeting also discussed the issue of journalists getting access to orders from judges' chambers and their office and said individual judges would be at liberty to decline access to any person to their chambers and the office of their staff.

"Taking into account the requirements to insulate the Chamber and Office of each Judge and attached staff, including private secretaries and personal assistants, individual judges will be at liberty to decline access to any person to their chambers and the office of the private secretaries and personal assistants, including personal assistants attending to court work of that judge from the personal assistants' pool," it said.

However, the release did not say anything about journalists' demand to open the media room, which was locked after some of the clashed with journalists over reports about the arrest of a government pleader who allegedly tried to molest a woman.

Government pleader Dhanesh Mathew Manjooran was arrested on July 14, but involved in clashes say the case is "fabricated".

First Published: Sat, July 30 2016. 18:32 IST
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