Accused has fundamental rights; Media’s freedom of speech not greater than rights of an individual: Jammu & Kashmir Court

The Munsiff court at Srinagar further said that even an accused person is entitled to fundamental rights and there is no distinction between fundamental rights of an accused and a common person.
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Freedom of speech and expression available to media is not on a higher pedestal than the rights of individual citizens, a Jammu & Kashmir court said last week restraining nine Kashmir based media outlets from making derogatory and defamatory remarks against a person accused of kidnapping and sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman.

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