Delhi HC refuses to stay implementation of new IT Rules for digital news portals, renotifies for roster bench
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Delhi HC refuses to stay implementation of new IT Rules for digital news portals, renotifies for roster bench

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June 28, 2021

The Delhi High Court on Monday declined to stay the Centre’s May 28 notice asking digital news portals to comply with Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, saying there was ‘no question of the vacation bench granting any interim relief to the petitioners’.


New Delhi, 28 June 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express, The petitioners challenging the IT Rules in the Delhi HC are Quint Digital Media Limited and its director Ritu Kapur; Foundation for Independent Journalism which publishes The Wire; Pravda Media Foundation, which owns the fact-checking website Alt News, and others. The vacation bench of Justice C Hari Shankar and Justice Subramonium Prasad said the recent notice is only for the implementation of the rules, and the petitioners have not been able to get a stay against the rules from the roster bench.“ You’ve challenged the Rules, made an interim application for stay of the Rules; that application has come before the division bench on at least two occasions. The action they are taking now is only implementation of those Rules. You’ve not made a case that the notice is contrary to the Rules,” observed the court, while listing applications seeking protection from coercive action for July 7 before the roster bench.

Source -indianexpress.com

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