No point in merely singing paeans to Freedom of Press if one cannot go to its rescue when threatened: Madras High Court [Read Judgment]

The Court made the observation while quashing criminal defamation proceedings initiated against journalist Sandhya Ravishankar for 2015 articles published by the Economic Times on illegal beach sand m ...
No point in merely singing paeans to Freedom of Press if one cannot go to its rescue when threatened: Madras High Court [Read Judgment]
Justice GR Swaminathan (L), Madurai Bench of Madras High Court (R)

The Madras High Court on Tuesday made pertinent observations regarding the role of the higher judiciary in safeguarding the freedom of press, while quashing defamation proceedings initiated against journalist Sandhya Ravishankar for articles published by the Economic Times on illegal beach sand mining in Tamil Nadu back in 2015. (Sandhya Ravishankar and ors v. VV Minerals - Madras HC judgment)

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