Delhi court rejects plea by Dainik Jagran asking for deletion of Alt News article

A Delhi court today dismissed Dainik Jagranrequest to delete a report in New alternatives, Bar and Bench reported today. The court said there was “no reason (…) to intervene at such an early stage” or “to stifle the ever-widening contours of freedom of expression as developed by the courts. superior “.

the in question was published on June 2. Entitled “Dainik Jagran’s Misleading Reports Describe Mass Burials in Prayagraj Did Not Increase Due to COVID,” Report Says Jagran had “published a series of reports attempting to portray that mass burials have always taken place along the banks of the Ganges and that online media are misleading their readers with sensational coverage of the matter.”

Dainik Jagran called the report “misleading”. Bar and Bench reported: “It has been argued that the New alternatives article contained false, inaccurate, derogatory and scandalous statements attributing knowledge and complicity on the part of Dainik Jagran regarding the mass burials at Prayagraj. “

The court said, however, that a “further investigation” of the New alternatives report “shows that interviews with priests were taken at Shringverpur Ghat and Phaphamau bridge to further confirm the content of the article.”