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  • CJI flays electronic media over 'agenda driven debates'
  • CJI: electronic media running kangaroo courts
  • CJI: Agenda-driver debates bad for democracy

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CJI said that print media still has a certain degree of accountability, whereas electronic media has zero accountability

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana on Saturday minced no words to say that electronic media in the country has zero accountability.

Justice Ramana, who was speaking in Ranchi, said: "Of late, we see media running kangaroo courts, at times on issues even experienced judges find difficult to decide. Ill-informed & agenda driven debates on issues involving justice delivery are proving to be detrimental to health of democracy."

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The top most judge said: "By overstepping and breaching your responsibilities, you are taking our democracy two steps backward. Print media still has a certain degree of accountability, whereas electronic media has zero accountability."

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