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The direction was arrested by Delhi Police on 14 February. According to Delhi Police, Disha, who was involved in starting the Friday for Future campaign, circulated the toolkit by creating a Google Dock.
Claimat Activist Disha Ravi case was heard in Delhi High Court on Friday. During this time, the court said that there should be a balance in people’s right to privacy, freedom of speech and the sovereignty-integrity of the country. Justice Pratibha M. Singh Keer Bench said, ‘There is no doubt that the Regulation of Content has been a contentious issue for the whole world. India is not untouched by this.
The petition filed by Disha had demanded from the court that the Delhi Police be instructed not to give any information related to the FIR to the third party and not even to the media. However, the police have denied the allegations. After hearing the case, the court postponed the next hearing to March 17.
Investigation should not be interrupted: Court
In the petition, it was said from the direction that the Delhi Police and the media are targeting them fiercely about the leaked information of the investigation. After the completion of the hearing, the court told the Delhi Police that as per law, it can hold a press briefing. At the same time, the media will ensure that their news is received from verified and authentic sources. Editorial teams ensure that the news broadcast is authenticated. Also channel editors control your content so that the investigation is not interrupted.
Sensational and prejudicial reporting occurred: Court
The court also said that the media plays a very important role in ensuring that no sensational incidents occur, but recent coverage suggests that it has itself made sensational and prejudicial reporting. The court asked the petitioner to ensure that the people associated with them avoid making unnecessary or slanderous statements.
Accused Delhi Police of leaking information
On behalf of Disha Ravi, her lawyer Senior Advocate Akhil Sibal asked the court to direct those 3 news channels (TV Today, Times Now and News-18) to remove the reports from its online platform, which Disha’s WhatsApp It is claimed to be chat. He also instructed not to make such information related to the investigation (which are not part of public records) public. He alleged that Delhi Police leaked important information of the investigation to the media.
Accusations leveled against the police are false: SV Raju
Additional Solicitor General SV Raju, appearing for the Delhi Police during the hearing, told the court that the allegations leveled against the police are false and no such information related to the case has been shared with the media. He said that the leaked message dated 3 February, while he was arrested 10 days later. He sent this message to the people with the intention of defaming the police. This is a systematic effort to put pressure on the investigating agencies.
Disha shared the toolkit with Greta
The direction was arrested by Delhi Police on 14 February. According to Delhi Police, Disha, who was involved in starting the Friday for Future campaign, circulated the toolkit by creating a Google Dock. For this, he formed the WhatsApp group. She was also involved in drafting this toolkit and shared the toolkit with international environmental activist Greta Thunberg.