The plea has been filed by Advocate Reepak Kansal stating that till date no major law has been formed that regulates online broadcasting channels, claiming themselves to be press.
He said that these electronic media channels need to be regulated and stopped from hampering respect of any individual. Further he referred to Article 19 of Indian constitution whereby it is clearly stated in clause 2 that Freedom of speech is not an absolute right and that legislature can impose certain restrictions with respect to it.
Since electronic media does not come under the surveillance of Press Council of India therefore this PIL has been filed before the honorable SC of to constitute a separate Broadcasting Regulatory Authority, whose main function would be to regulate these e media channels and facilitate development of services related to broadcasting in India.
By Eshika Singla