Justice Chandrachud to SG Mehta: We are not referring to you as a government lawyer, but as assistance to the Court. Answer us on the aspect as to what can be done to strengthen the self-regulatory arm.
Justice Chandrachud: One thing you can do is come back to us on a method to strengthen NBA, so that you have a higher regulatory content. You have a few members and your regulations cannot be implemented. You need to tell us how it can be strengthened.
Justice Chandrachud: We have given him an opportunity to Sudarshan News to file an affidavit saying what they propose to do.
Adv Sharukh Alam: Mr. Divan has tried to create a lower threshold of 'rebuttable information' , as opposed to 'direct incitement to violence' with respect to describing the contents of the program. While the transcript of the program does not correspond to Mr. Divan's description of the program at all, even this category of 'rebuttable information' requires examination. Is deliberate disinformation protected speech? The virality of fake news far exceeds that of verified facts.
Farasat: Please watch all the Episodes. These are not subjective perception of an issue. These are objectively hate speech. I urge you to watch it. Mr. Divan should watch it too and not just go by his briefings.