Petition challenging blocking 5 websites: hearing postponed

Petition challenging blocking 5 websites: hearing postponed

December 9, 2011   01:39 pm

The Supreme Court postponed to January 24, 2012 taking up the fundamental rights application filed by the Free Media Movement challenging the government’s blocking of five news websites. 

When the petition was taken up today (Dec. 09), raising primary objections the Attorney General argued that the Free Media Movement has no legal basis to file a petition such as this.

However, the three judge bench citing the need to conduct extensive examination regarding the matter, postponed hearings on the petition to January 24 next year.

The Free Media Movement filed the fundamental rights petition in the Supreme Court on Monday (05) on the basis that the blockade breaches the people’s right to information and freedom of expression.

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