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The media should let the law take its own course

Pankaj Vohra in Justice delayed is often justice undone (Between Us, March 29) rightly argued against the phenomenon of trial by media, which has become a trend these days.

india Updated: Mar 31, 2010 22:57 IST

Pankaj Vohra in Justice delayed is often justice undone (Between Us, March 29) rightly argued against the phenomenon of trial by media, which has become a trend these days. Although the media has been instrumental in shedding light on certain issues (the Jessica Lall murder case and so on), it must be kept in mind that the media’s job ends with the dissemination of information. It should not pass verdicts on cases pending in a court of law. Such verdicts, often based on assumptions, lead to unnecessary speculation. Hence, the media should stick to its own task and let the law take its own course.