Another BJP leader gets gag order against media

A Bangalore court has restrained media outlets from publishing “false, baseless and reckless news items” against Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda.

The order was passed on a plea preferred by Gowda claiming that news items are being published about him alleging he spoke ill about the Prime Minister and Karnataka Chief Minister.

In March, 21 the City Civil Court had restrained sixty-seven media houses from publishing any defamatory content against six Karnataka ministers belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party with respect to sex scandal.

Moreover, the Karnataka High Court had also warned that TV news channels while reporting news relating to sex scandal should strictly follow the ”Programme Code’ which regulates television content.

The plaintiff contended that act of the defendants is causing damage to the reputation of the plaintiff and it is adversely affecting the friends and family members along with his political career.

The Court agreed that such news items may lead to irreparable loss of reputation to petitioner.

Therefore, it disposed of the requirement of prior notice and granted temporary injunction.

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