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HC tells J&K daily not to publish defamatory news

delhi Updated: May 27, 2012 22:22 IST

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The Delhi High Court has asked a J&K-based news daily not to publish “derogatory” news against a joint director of public broadcaster Doordarshan, posted in Srinagar.


“I am of the view that the plaintiff (Bashir Malik) has been able to make out a strong prima-facie case for the grant of an ex-parte ad-interim injunction in his favour. Hence, it is directed that till the next date of hearing the defendants (newspaper Daily Kashmir Images and editors) shall not make any derogatory and defamatory news about Malik without facts, cogent and clear documentary evidence,” Justice Manmohan Singh said.

Malik, serving as joint director at Doordarshan, had moved the court seeking permanent and interim injunction against the paper from publishing “false, vexatious and malicious” articles aimed to harm his reputation.