The Supreme Court on this Sunday has called on the Parliament to evolve suitable regulation mechanisms over the social and digital media in India. This was after the Personalised and Agenda driven remarks and attacks made by the EX-BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma. This Sunday the Supreme Court called on the Parliament for mandatory regulations over the social and digital media in India.
Justice J. Pardiwala has called on the lawmakers in the Parliament to evolve the regulation over social media and digital media. This has got the most important because of the remarks and attacks that were done by the EX-BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma. This was done by her because of the recent remarks given by the judges in the court over the case that got filed over Nupur Sharma on the statements made over Prophet Mohammed. In the Prophet Mohammed row, the two-judge bench comprising Justice Surya Kant and Justice Pardiwala commented on this incident stating that “loose tongue” and also side she is responsible for what is happening in the country and all the bad remarks that are being made on India by other countries. They also commented by saying that she has set the country on fire.
Based on these remarks that were made by the two judges in the court the Judges got bad remarks and got attacked on social media and digital media. This lashing over the judges was happening after when Nupur Sharma has taken it to social media and digital media. After all of this, the Supreme Court has called on Parliament to look into evolving the regulations over social media and digital media. Justice Pardiwala has further said that social media and digital media are being used as a medium to make criticisms of the Judgements and give remarks on the judges and also attack them on social media and digital media. He said this kind of social attitude towards the court is harming the dignity of the judicial body.
When this kind of situation is not controlled in the future the judges will have to pass their judgments on what the social media and digital media is saying rather than looking at what the law is saying. The trials are supposed to be a process that has to be done by the court but with the interference of social media and digital media the trial process in cases as sensitive as the Prophet Mohammed row will be interfered with by the media where the rule of law cannot be upheld and also justice cannot be served.
Social media and digital media are unhealthy when interfering between the cases which can harm the process of application of the rule of law. Justice Pardiwala has also stated, that the people on these social media and digital media are raising their opinions over the judgments wherein they throw a lot of criticism towards the judges, judgments, and the court but no one is considerate enough to look at the ratio decidendi of the judge in the any given case. Stating all these reasons and his concerns Justice Pardiwala has called upon the Parliament to make new legislative provisions and regulatory mechanisms over social media and digital media in India.
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