Supreme Court Admits Journalists’ Unions’ PIL Challenging Job Losses
A Supreme Court Bench of Justices N.V.Ramana, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B. R.Gavai today admitted a Writ Petition urging the Apex Court to suspend with immediate effect all terminations, resignations, wage deductions and directions to go on leave without pay that have taken place in the media after the announcement of the nation-wide lockdown.
While admitting the Writ Petition, filed by the National Alliance of Journalists, the Delhi Union of Journalists and the Brihanmumbai Union of Journalists, the court issued notice to the respondents, the Union Government, the Indian Newspaper Society and the News Broadcasters Association, giving two weeks’ time to file a reply.
Senior Counsel Colin Gonsalves appeared for the Petitioner Unions.
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