NEW DELHI: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court
issued contempt notices to Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami
and Information and Broadcasting Secretary, Bimal Julka for
not following its orders.
Justice Ajai Lamba issued this notice on the contempt petition
filed by social activist Dr. Nutan Thakur against not following
the orders issued by the bench of Justice Uma Nath Singh and
Justice Mahendra Dayal who had directed them to decide Thakur's
representations within four weeks.
The representations related to framing guideline to direct
the newspaper publishers and news channel broadcasters to
keep record of their newspapers for a definite period.
The plea was also that these records be provided to those
asking for them on a nominal fee and to take specific names
of the newspapers and news channels being referred to in their
news instead of using cryptic words like one newspaper or
one news channel.