Personal Attacks Against Judges Harm Rule Of Law : Justice Pardiwala Calls For Regulation Of Social & Digital Media

Update: 2022-07-03 16:26 GMT

Supreme Court judge Justice Pardiwala, while speaking at a public event, expressed concerns at personal attacks against judges in social and digital media and said that it will lead to a dangerous scenario. The judge also said that media trials were not healthy for rule of law.

"In India, which cannot be classified as a completely mature or informed democracy, social digital media is employed frequently to politicize purely legal & constitutional issues", he added while stressing that Parliament must look into the issue of regulation of social and digital media especially in the context of sub-judice trials in sensitive cases.

He was delivering an address on the topic "Vox Populi vs. Rule of Law: Supreme Court of India" in the 2nd Justice HR Khanna Memorial National Symposium, hosted by RMNLU & NLUO with the CAN Foundation.

Justice Pardiwala was a subject of social media outrage recently in the wake of the oral comments made by a bench(in which he was a member) against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

Watch video of the relevant excerpts from Justice Pardiwala's speech :

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