SC bars publishing news on sub-judice cases

Staff Correspondent | Published at 12:25am on May 17, 2019

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a circular requesting authorities concerned to refrain from publishing or broadcasting news of sub-judice cases.

‘It is unwarranted that news on sub-judice cases are being published in some print media and scrolled in some electronic media,’ said the circular issued by the High Court Division’s registrar Md Golam Rabbani.

Supreme Court based journalists’ organisation, Law Reporters Forum, in a statement demanded withdrawal of the circular calling it as ‘against the freedom of journalism and the press’.

The circular also contradicted the Chief Justice’s recent call to the journalists for reporting ‘what you see.’