The Government seeks time to reply to Mr Krishna’s petition

Mr. T. M. Krishna, a prominent Carnatic music vocalist, cultural critic, and writer, had filed a petition before the Madras High Court challenging the validity of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The petition came up for hearing before a bench led by the Chief Justice of the Madras High Court on 11th August 2021. At the hearing, the counsel for the government sought more time to respond to the petition. Since this is the third time the government sought time to file its counter affidavit, the Court directed them to explain why measures should not be taken against those responsible for not filing the reply. The case is now listed for 13th August 2021. Advocate Suhrith Parthasarthy represented Mr T.M. Krishna and IFF has provided legal assistance.

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