Tripura High Court: ‘Media shouldn’t be allowed to spread Communal Passion’

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Sanika Deshpande-

Published On: October 31, 2021 at 13:54 IST

Tripura High Court while acknowledging the active positive role which was played by the print
media to restore peace and order in the State of Tripura.
The High Court of Tripura stated that “Media has every right, as a part of their activities to
publish the truth. It should not be allowed to be used to spread untruth and spread communal

The Bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice S. Talapatra asserted on October 29th as
it took Suo Moto cognizance of the issue of the violence in the Northern Tripura District,
Unakoti District and Sipahijala District.

The Court issued the following order:
” We direct the State to initiate appropriate action against all such social media platforms in
order to ensure that such false, fictitious and or fabricated news articles or visual footages do
not come on to the social media platforms and even if they do so that they are removed at the
earliest opportunity.”

The further Hearing has been listed for November 12.

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