New Delhi: The Supreme Court will examine the Centre’s decision to ban BBC documentaries. The court has issued a notice to the Center and sought a reply.
The apex court has sought complete original records related to the ban from the Center in the next hearing. A reply has been sought from the central government within 3 weeks. The next hearing of this case will be in April. The Court had earlier refused to hear the case.
During the hearing, N Ram’s counsel said that students are being tortured in the university over the documentary. They are even being threatened with being expelled from the university. On this, the court said that we will not hear this subject, only the legal validity of the ban.
The petitions against the ban on BBC documentary made on Gujarat riots were heard in the Supreme Court today. In this case, journalists N Ram, Prashant Bhushan, TMC MP Mahua Moitra and lawyer ML Sharma have filed a petition calling the ban arbitrary, malicious and unconstitutional.
Advocate Sharma has also demanded an investigation through an SIT based on the evidence given in the documentary and punishment of the culprits of the Gujarat riots.