SCOI Report: How SC disappointed disability-rights campaigners when disposing of a contempt petition vs Centre


Yesterday (September 1) in Court No.8 of the Supreme Court, before justices Ranjan Gogoi and NV Ramana, a case of civil contempt against the Central Government was argued unsuccessfully by the petitioner in the main case of National Federation of the Blind vs Sanjay Kothari, Secy. Deptt. Of Personnel and Training.

The case attracted the attention of the media for the wrong reasons, as Justice Gogoi, appeared to have been irritated by the presence of a senior journalist near the podium where the Judges sit, chided him for his presence in the well of the court, but on second thoughts, allowed him to use the well for reporting only for that day, as the decision of the Press Accreditation Committee, to bar journalists from coming to the well, might not have reached him.

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