In a joint statement today the DUJ President Sujata Madhok, Vice President Dineshchandra and General Secretary S K Pande have opined that the doctrine of “postponement of reporting” as propounded by the Supreme Court could more often be abused by the powerful and the corrupt to suppress the voice of innocent victims and could more often than not be anti-people.
The DUJ cautioned that the doctrine of postponement of publications of hearings is fraught with grave dangers to the “societal interest”, which the apex court purportedly is trying to protect.
The DUJ opines that there are instances galore where it is the media which has prevented miscarriage of justice e.g. exposure of the nexus between prosecution and defence in BMW case/Jessica Lal murder case.
An emergency meeting of the Executive Committee is being called tomorrow to discuss the possibilities of filing a revision petition. Social & human rights lawyer Ashok Agarwal will be filing the petition on behalf of the DUJ.