Saturday, January 14, 2023

‘Nobody should be denigrated, everyone has the right to dignity’, SC criticises media trial of man accused of peeing in Air India flight

On Friday, January 13, the Supreme Court came down heavily on media outlets for sensationalising news in order to increase their television ratings (TRPs). Expressing concern over the media trial in the recent incident where a man allegedly urinated on an Air India flight, the bench of Justices KM Joseph and BV Nagarathna said, “He was called names. He was denigrated. Everyone has the right to dignity.”

Justice Joseph said TV channels are competing with each other as news coverage is TRP-driven.

The remark came while the bench was hearing a batch of petitions seeking a curb on hate speech incidents across the country and action against the culprits.

14/01/23 OpIndia

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