The Delhi High Court dismissed the demand of journalist Arnab Goswami and his Republic TV channel on Friday (December 1) demanding to disseminate news related to the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, or to discuss the matter. , Though asked him to respect the right of the Congress MP to remain silent.
Justice Manmohan said that the right to broadcast the news can not be restricted, but there is a need to maintain balance. The High Court asked Goswami and Republic TV to give advance notice to him to know about Tharoor’s opinion before running any news related to Sunanda’s death
According to a news agency language report, the judge said that every person has the right to be silent. They can not be compelled to speak on any issue. The court gave this order on three cases of defamation of Rs 2 crore rupees filed by Tharoor against Goswami and Chanel.
The Congress leader had filed these cases against journalists and channels for allegedly making derogatory remarks against him during the broadcast of news related to the mysterious death of Sunanda. Let me tell you that Sunanda was found dead in a five star hotel in south Delhi on December 17, 2014 in mysterious circumstances
Tharoor alleges that despite his assurance given by his Goswami and Republic TV lawyer on May 29, they are constantly trying to defame him. On May 29, 2017, the High Court instructed Arnab Goswami, saying that you can not take anyone’s name (Tharoor) on your channel like this
The court had said that journalists and their channels could show stories based on facts about the investigation of Sunanda’s death, but could not tell Tharoor the culprit. Explain that Tharoor has filed a defamation suit against Arnab Goswami and Republic TV in the Delhi High Court for two crore rupees.