Panic will destroy more lives than Covid-19: SC to Govt

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Panic will destroy more lives than Covid-19: SC to Govt

Mar 31, 2020 19:09 IST

Stating that panic will destroy more lives than coronavirus, the Supreme Court on Tuesday favoured criminal action against those spreading misinformation and fake news on the pandemic. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao, in the hearing conducted through video-conferencing, emphasised that fake news creates panic among people, thus requiring the Centre to have an official channel of directly communicating with the people. The court pointed out that the government’s affidavit about the steps being taken to ameliorate the situation has nothing on the aspect of counselling to people, including the migrant workers who are lodged in shelter homes and other temporary accommodations.

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