The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre, social media platforms and NGOs to consider devising a mechanism to stop circulation of derogatory comments against institutions like Parliament and the SC on social media.
The CJI said, “As far as law is concerned, there are two types of comments, one is impersonal while the other is defamatory. There are instances where institutions like Parliament and SC are defamed with derogatory comments. Why should it not be explored how to stop circulation of such comments?”
Sibal said he agreed with the CJI’s view and Mehta said the government would consider it while holding talks with all stakeholders.
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