The Mumbai Supreme Court found Friday that the passage of a blanket gag order in the media against denouncing anything against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, wife of arrested businessman Raj Kundra, will have a deterrent effect on freedom of the press, and said that there is a judicial limit. what can be interpreted as good or bad journalism?
Judge Gautam Patel, however, ordered that three videos uploaded on YouTube channels be removed by three private individuals and not re-uploaded because they were maliciously investigated and without the slightest attempt to establish the truth. The court found that freedom of the press must be balanced with the individual's right to privacy. All three videos commented on Shetty's moral position and questioned the quality of her upbringing following the arrest of her husband Raj Kundra in a case related to the alleged production and broadcast of pornographic content in apps.
The court heard a lawsuit from Shetty against allegedly defamatory articles published against her and her family after her husband was arrested on July 19. Kundra (45) is currently in custody. wanted the media not to post false, false, malicious, or defamatory content.
Judge Patel noted, however, that the plaintiff's prayer to restrict the media will have a deterrent effect on freedom of the press. Press, said the court. The court found that the articles Shetty referred to in his lawsuit did not appear to be defamatory.