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'Clampdown on citizen seeking COVID-19 help on internet amounts to contempt of court': Supreme Court to Centre, states
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'Clampdown on citizen seeking COVID-19 help on internet amounts to contempt of court': Supreme Court to Centre, states
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NEW DELHI, April 30 (TIWN): The Supreme Court on Friday said there should not be any clampdown on citizens communicating their grievances related to COVID-19 on social media. The bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud is hearing a suo motu case on issues related to the oxygen supply, drug supply, and vaccine policy in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The apex court said, "We want to make it very clear that if citizens communicate their grievance on social media, then it cannot be said it is wrong information. We do not want any clampdown of information. We will treat it as a contempt of court if such grievances are considered for action." 

"Let a strong message go to all the states and DGP of states that clampdown of info is contrary to basic precepts," the court said.

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