High Court directs I&B, Home Ministry- decide representations in 4 weeks
In the writ petition filed by social activist Dr. Nutan Thakur about various media related issues, the Allahabad High Court, Lucknow Bench has directed the respondents to decide her representations within four months. The bench of Justice Uma Nath Singh and Justice Mahendra Dayal gave this direction to the Information & Broadcasting and Home Ministries. In her representations, Dr. Thakur had requested to frame guideline to direct the newspaper publishers and news channel broadcasters to keep record of theirnewspapers for a definite period and to provide these records to those asking for it on a nominal fee.
She also requested to direct the news channels and newspapers to take specific names of the newspapers and news channels they refer to in their news instead of using cryptic words like one newspaper or one news channel.