The court was hearing a plea against the Gujarat High Court order which in February revived a gag order against the news portal and debarred it from publishing any article related to businesses of Jay Shah.
The petitioner, Rajesh L Bhabhor, 36, is a resident of Usarvan in Dahod district, and is not connected with the Jay Shah case. He has prayed for review of the order passed by Justice Paresh Upadhyay on February 23.
Jay Shah case: Kapil Sibal who appeared for the news portal said that it was only asking questions to Shah. “If journalism is going to be throttled like this, no journalist can ask questions,” he said.
Jay Shah had moved the court in December 2017 against the order of Ahmedabad district court which lifted the ex parte injunction and allowed the web portal to write about Jay’s business without referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Representing Jay Shah, senior lawyer Nirupam Nanavati concluded that the injunction is only on writing or debating further on the same “subject matter.” He argued, “It is not a gag order and the article still exists.”
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