New Delhi:The Supreme Court will hold a final hearing in September on a petition filed against TV channels and print media for linking the coronavirus to the Nizamuddin Center and tarnishing the image of people belonging to the Tablighi Jamaat, especially Muslims, and spreading hatred between Hindus and Muslims. This information has been given in the release issued by the society. According to the release, the petition filed in the Supreme Court on the direction of Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, President of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, had not been heard for the past several months. Ordered a final hearing on the matter in September. Ijaz Maqbool, Advocate-on-Record, on behalf of Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind, had requested the court for an early hearing.
“Our legal struggle to curb the biased media will continue until a positive outcome,” he said. And we get justice from there, but unfortunately when the sectarian media did not abandon its sectarian reporting style, we were forced to go to court. Acknowledging the importance of the media, Maulana Madani said that the Constitution has given complete freedom of expression to every citizen of the country. We strongly oppose any attempt to assassinate a sect or a nation or to spread provocation through it.
Freedom of expression is fully defined in the constitution, but a large section of the media still becomes a judge in the case of minorities and weaker sections. And it has become a common thing to present them as criminals, as was the case with the Tablighi Jamaat in the past, but alas, when the courts later acquit them, the same media sniffs snakes. The media’s double standard is that of the country and minorities. Maulana Madani questioned whether those who violate the constitution in the name of freedom of expression and report unilaterally can be loyal to the country.
The head of the committee is Gulzar Az There have been several hearings so far but the hearing could not be held due to Corona in the last few months and meanwhile the former Chief Justice of India Mr. Bobde resigned. Now that the situation is improving and Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has taken charge, a request was made to the court for an early hearing. Following the Supreme Court of India’s petition filed by the Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind against the defamation of Tablighi Jamaat and Muslims, and on consumer complaints, the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) A fine of Rs 1 lakh was imposed while Zee News, Aaj Tak and other channels had apologized.