Never publish non-public, defamatory content on Shehla Rashid, Srinagar court docket tells media

Melissa M. Munoz

A Srinagar court on Wednesday restrained activist Shehla Rashid’s estranged father as effectively as the media from publishing any substance that is “defamatory, intrusive of her right to privateness or her right to stay with dignity and honour”, Bar and Bench . The court docket also requested on the internet […]

A Srinagar court on Wednesday restrained activist Shehla Rashid’s estranged father as effectively as the media from publishing any substance that is “defamatory, intrusive of her right to privateness or her right to stay with dignity and honour”, Bar and Bench .

The court docket also requested on the internet platforms these as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google to suspend the backlinks to defamatory content material involving her that is presently revealed.

According to , the court held that the content released towards Shehla, her mom and sister violated their “suitable to privacy and right to stay with dignity and honour”, and that the media had no justification to highlight a non-public subject among them and Shehla’s father, Abdul Rashid Shora, when it was currently being dealt with by a court.

Rashid had alleged that he confronted a threat to his lifetime from his wife and daughters. Shehla dismissed the allegations as “unquestionably bogus and concocted”.

In the court docket, Shehla, her mom and sister argued that Rashid had created tries to defame and lessen their standing by leveling wrong allegations from them, together with branding them “anti-national elements”.They also argued that media retailers Earth Information, Point out Situations and Jammu Kashmir Information “did not carry out on their own professionally” by publishing Rashid’s allegations “without verification and due investigation”.

Reporting on the allegations built towards Shehla by her father, India Nowadays experienced falsely claimed the previous JNU pupil leader was arrested in a sedition case in 2016. In response, Shehla had urged the Tv set news channel to “stick to facts”.

“The media is also underneath a lawful responsibility to ascertain the reality and abstain from reporting on a make a difference which has a probable of infringement of ideal to privacy or other rights of the plaintiff,” the courtroom claimed.

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