P&H HC issues notice in plea challenging Karnal District Adminisration's gag on dissemination of news via social media amid COVID-19

The High Court on Monday admitted a petition moved by a news medium aggrieved by the ban on the dissemination of news via digital media, ostensibly to curb the spread of fake news about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Punjab and Haryana High Court has admitted a plea challenging a Karnal District administration order that curbs the dissemination of news via social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Court has also stayed the operation of the administrative order insofar as it applies to the petitioner before it. News outlet, Samachar Express Broadcasting had challenged the order as being an unreasonable impediment of the right to free speech.

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