Madras HC Stays 2 Sub-Sections of Rule 9 in New IT Rules

Date:

Madras High Court. (File Photo: IANS)

CHENNAI – The Madras High Court on Thursday stayed two sub-sections under IT Rules 2021’s Rule 9, which provide for a three-tier structure for addressing the grievances made in relation to publishers, under the Code of Ethics annexed to the rules.

A bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P.D. Audikesavulu passed the order on two petitions that were filed challenging the validity of the IT Rules.

Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna had filed a public interest litigation, while the Digital News Publishers Association, and journalist Mukund Padmanabhan had also filed a writ petition in the matter.

“There is a substantial basis to the petitioners’ assertion that there may be a violation of Article 19 (1)(a) (of the Constitution) in how the Rules may be coercively applied to intermediaries….,” the court observed.

Earlier, the same sub-section of Rule 9 had been stayed by the Bombay High Court on August 14.

With the Supreme Court scheduled to take up transfer petitions next month, the Madras High Court posted further hearing of the case to October 27.-IANS

theclarionindia
theclarionindiahttps://clarionindia.net
Clarion India - News, Views and Insights about Indian Muslims, Dalits, Minorities, Women and Other Marginalised and Dispossessed Communities.

Share post:

Popular

More like this
Related

West Bengal: Day After Cash Seized from BJP Leader, EC Shunts Out West Medinipur SP

Officials seized Rs 35 lakh in cash from Samit...

Muslim Factor, a Two-Way Street in India Polls

Jawed Naqvi The starched white muslin kurta and Rayban sunglasses...

What The ICC Arrest Warrants Mean for Israel and Hamas

Jeremy Bowen Benjamin Netanyahu responded with fury to the news...

Biden Defends Israel After ICC Requests Arrest Warrants

US president insists Israel and Hamas cannot be compared...