Media should hold itself back a bit: Khurshid

Last Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:17

New Delhi: Media should "hold itself back a
bit", says Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, reflecting
growing concern over "trial by the media".

Arguments are going on in the Supreme Court in the 2G
matter and later the same matter gets discussed in TV studios
with one particular anchor playing the judge, he said in
an interview.

"Now two trials cannot go on for the same guy. There will
be one trial... Media insists that we will decide. Now I think
media should hold itself back a bit. Lot of things happen and
after they happen, then comment on it," he said.

On corruption in judiciary, the Law Minister said it was
"an exaggerated thing" although there are "problems".

"Corruption stories are exaggerated. There is corruption
but I don`t think anywhere near the level people are
assuming," he said.

Noting that the judiciary itself is concerned over the
issue, he said the government is working closely with the
judiciary to find a "suitable way" of addressing it.

The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill is part of
this, Khurshid said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:17
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