Has Law Ministry queried to SC on blogging by judges?

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 23:53

New Delhi: Television channels have reported
that the Union Law Ministry has written to the Supreme Court
enquiring whether judges can blog on social networking sites.

A spokesman of the Supreme Court denied receipt of such
a letter. Law Ministry officials on condition of anonymity
also denied writing any such letter to the Supreme Court.
Justice D V Shylendra Kumar of the Karntaka High Court
has been frequently blogging on his own blog `justdvskumar`
since August last year and posted details of the assets owned
by him and his wife Veena Kumar.

Justice Kumar has been vocal in his criticism of former
Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan over his opposition
to assets declaration by judges and application of Right to
Information Act (RTI) to the judiciary.
Justice K Kannan of the Punjab and Haryana High Court had
also written on the blog but later stopped doing so since last
year.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 23:53

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