Supreme Court to hear petition filed by two lawyers & one journalist Shyam Meera Singh, who were booked under UAPA by Tripura police over their social media posts & reports about Tripura Violence, seeking quashing of the FIRs.
Supreme Court will also hear another petition challenging notice issued by Tripura Police to Twitter, in respect of activist-journalist Samiullah Shabbir Khan's tweets about Tripura Violence. The notice asked Twitter to remove Tweet & sought details of IP address & phone number.
Adv Shahrukh Alam: Only the IA is on board today.
Adv Shuvodeep for State: We circulated a letter as we didn’t have copy of the application
Adv Shahrukh Alam: I was asked to be present today. The earlier was not served upon us.
SC: We had stayed coercive steps for 2 weeks
SC: we can continue the same order
State of Tripura: please hold this over for two weeks
Justice Surya Kant: what do you mean hold over when we are issuing notice today
Tripura counsel: I mean adjourn
SC: Since the petitioner has been protected under January 10, 2022 order, no further steps be taken against him under Section 41A notice issued to him under the name of his mother
Supreme Court Warns State of Tripura that it’ll ask its Superintendent of Police & Home Secretary to appear before Court if found evading compliance of Court’s orders in relation to Tripura Violence
“Don’t Harass People” Supreme Court tells State of Tripura, with regard to notices issued to people even after Court’s orders granting protection
“Once we’ve passed order covering the issue you must show responsibility” Justice Chandrachud said