Delhi HC notice to I&B ministry on PM photo in pvt ads

Agencies/New Delhi
November 7, 2017 0 Comments NATIONAL 118 Views

The Delhi high courton Monday issued a notice to the information & broadcasting ministry and the Press Council of Indiaasking why images, and names of the Prime Minister, President, chief ministers, governors, and others, were used in classified advertisements by private bodies and organizations.
In 2016, the Supreme Court had modified an earlier order of its— barring publication of leaders’ photos in advertisements except those of the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India — and allowed the publication of pictures of Union ministers, chief ministers, governors and state ministers in government advertisements, reported PTI.
The verdict came on pleas by Centre and states including poll-bound West Bengal and Tamil Nadu which had sought a review of the Supreme Court judgment barring publication of leaders’ photos in advertisements except those of the President, Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India, saying it infringed fundamental rights and federal structure.
“We review our judgement by which we have allowed the publication of pictures of the President of India and Prime Minister in the government advertisements. Now we allow the publication of pictures of Union Ministers of concerned departments, Chief Ministers, Governors and State Ministers of the concerned departments.
“Rest of the conditions and exceptions will remain as it is,” a bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and P.C. Ghose said.

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