“When the defendants have published the article on the basis of facts collected from a public record the same can be termed to be as enshrined in Article 21 of our Constitution.”
Decision a vindication of The Wire’s stand that its article ‘The Golden Touch of Jay Amit Shah’ was a legitimate exercise of the freedom of expression in the public interest.
A temporary injunction against publishing follow up stories on a subject, if left open-ended, can assume the nature of a near permanent injunction.
The civil court has directed Jay Shah’s lawyers to be present on December 13.
Although the state-run power sector lender doesn’t follow RBI guidelines on loan restructuring norms yet, the CAG has in the past pointed to gaps in its due diligence process.
Perhaps the BJP national managers know that the Modi spell is over. Shrewd operators that they are, they must be cognisant that shoddy goods have been sold to gullible Gujaratis for nearly two decades.
The organisation’s plea comes at a time when The Wire is facing both civil and criminal defamation suits by BJP president Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah.
Speakers at Press Club of India meeting unequivocally criticised the frequent use of defamation as a means of stifling and threatening the media.
Despite the Lodha Committee rules clearly saying both must quit, the Shah dynasty rules the Gujarat Cricket Association.
Comments range from seeing it as an attack on media freedom to an attempt to keep information hidden from the public.
Between 2003 and 2007, Modi, as Gujarat CM, took about 100 chartered flights worth Rs 16 crore. But Congress leaders have not been transparent about their use of charters either.
Two ‘private citizens’ are now in the eye of a political tug-of-war for their business dealings, one the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, the other the son of BJP president Amit Shah.
The growing loss of faith in the prime minister arises from the same source from which faith had been generated: his self-centredness.
“If information on the affairs of close relatives of powerful politicians is to be withheld by the media, the only result will be the secrecy of power that will spawn all manner of corruption,” say the DUJ and NAJ.
How does the Modi government fare on tackling cronyism within its ranks? Not well, it would appear.
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‘Please understand, he got a letter of credit, he did not get a loan,’ the BJP president told a TV channel on Friday.
“The IFJ is concerned over the misuse of the criminal defamation to harass journalists and media to stop them for investigating matters of public interest and publication of critical stories.”
If he pointed a finger towards Robert Vadra’s wealth increasing due to his proximity to the Congress president, shouldn’t he ask if the sudden rise in Jay Shah’s fortunes is connected to his father’s position as BJP president?
With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
Statement suggests the BJP and its ideological mentor may not be on the same page on how to tackle the issue.
Growth in bad loans raises questions about due diligence measures followed by renewable energy, power PSUs over last five years.
BJP Reaction to The Wire Story on Jay Amit Shah Shows Loss of Moral High Ground, Says Yashwant Sinha
The BJP leader also described the defamation cases Jay Amit Shah is filing against The Wire as an attempt to “suppress the voice of the media.”
Permission was sought – and given – two days before The Wire’s article on the BJP president’s son had even appeared.
Jay Amit Shah’s response to Rohini Singh’s report.
Manik Dogra, Jay Amit Shah’s lawyer, responds.
Congress held a press conference to ask whether Modi, who had earlier said he would neither take bribes nor allow it, would order a probe into Jay Shah’s firm.