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Supreme Court allows Kishwar to attend proceedings via video conferencing

Supreme Court has permitted activist Madhu Kishwar to participate in court proceedings at Srinagar through video-conferencing from a Delhi court. Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Kishwar is facing a criminal defamation case filed by a Kashmir-based scribe.

Supreme Court said if video-conferencing facility is not available in the Srinagar district court where the matter is pending, then the proceedings may take place at any appropriate place or court as per direction of the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

She had claimed that on the basis of a few tweets posted by her on her Twitter handle regarding the state of the media in Kashmir, a complaint was filed by Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the Editor-in-Chief of a daily published from Srinagar, alleging that these tweets were defamatory.

 

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