Plea against the broadcast of Sudarshan TV's "UPSC Jihad" show - SC hearing adjourned to tomorrow: LIVE UPDATES [Day 3]

The Court is hearing a plea against the controversial Sudarshan TV's "UPSC Jihad" programme touted as a ''big expose on the conspiracy" regarding Muslims "infiltrating government service.''
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UPSE Jihad sudarshan tv

A Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud is hearing a plea against the controversial Sudarshan TV's "UPSC Jihad" programme touted as a ''big expose on the conspiracy" regarding Muslims "infiltrating government service.''

When the matter had come up initially, the Court had refused to impose a pre-broadcast ban and issued notice to the Centre, the Press Council of India, the News Broadcasters Association and Sudarshan News.

Following extensive arguments on Tuesday, the Court passed an interim order directing Sudarshan TV to defer the broadcast of further shows.

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The Court is also hearing a plea for an authoritative pronouncement on "hate speech" by former civil servants including Amitabha Pande and Navrekha Sharma, who have made an informal collective "Constitutional Conduct Group."

Before the hearing today, counter-affidavits have been filed on behalf of the Central Government as well as Sudarshan TV.

Live updates of the hearing today feature on this page.

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