Plea challenging District Magistrate's ban on news via social media amid COVID-19: Punjab & Haryana HC issues notice

"The same can be used to completely censor any information or news regarding the current affairs from reaching people online", the plea notes.
Plea challenging District Magistrate's ban on news via social media amid COVID-19: Punjab & Haryana HC issues notice

A ban on news via social media by Sonepat District Magistrate Shyam Lal Poonia in a bid to curb false information amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been challenged before the Punjab &Haryana High Court (Ankit Nain v. State of Haryana and anr).

The plea moved by law student Ankit Nain challenges the ban issued on journalistic activities and the dissemination of news through social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Twitter, Telegram etc.

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