‘Freedom Of Speech May Be Most Abused Freedom In Recent Times’: CJI SA Bobde

first_imgTop Stories’Freedom Of Speech May Be Most Abused Freedom In Recent Times’: CJI SA Bobde Sanya Talwar8 Oct 2020 1:50 AMShare This – xWhile hearing plea(s) seeking strict action against the media for communalization of the Coronavirus pandemic in light of the Tablighi Jamaat Meeting held earlier this year in Delhi, the Chief Justice SA Bobde remarked that Freedom of Speech may well be one of the most abused freedoms’ of recent times.Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave pointed out to the affidavit filed by the Centre…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhile hearing plea(s) seeking strict action against the media for communalization of the Coronavirus pandemic in light of the Tablighi Jamaat Meeting held earlier this year in Delhi, the Chief Justice SA Bobde remarked that Freedom of Speech may well be one of the most abused freedoms’ of recent times.Senior Advocate Dushyant Dave pointed out to the affidavit filed by the Centre and added that the Centre had taken a stand that the instant petitions were an attempt at Muzzling Freedom of Speech.To this, CJI SA Bobde responded, “They are entitled to make any argument like you people are. This Freedom of Speech may be the most abused freedom in recent times”.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also added to this by stating that this was an opinion of the Department.The Top Court also pulled up the Centre for filing a shoddy affidavit in the pleas and took strong objection to it, stating that the Department concerned had not even taken account of incidents of bad reporting in the affidavit.”You have filed the affidavit of some Junior Secretary. We find it extremely evasive, the affidavit does not make any comment on the allegation and goes so far as to say brazenly that the petitioners have not pointed out any incident of bad reporting. To say that you dont agree with the petitioners is one thing but how can you say there is no incident pointed out?” said the CJI.The Solicitor General said that the affidavit should have indeed come from the senior most Officer and that he will be filing a fresh one. “I will personally vet it,” said the Law Officer.CJI also added that the Secretary must tell the Court as to what he thinks of the incidents pointed out. “He may agree, disagree. But he must not make such unnecessary nonsensical averments as he has made,” said the Chief Justice of India.The case will now be taken up after two weeks.It is pertinent to note that on April 13, the top court had observed that it was not inclined to pass interim orders in a plea seeking strict action against the media for communalization of the Coronavirus pandemic, in light of the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi’s Nizamuddin.”We cannot gag the Press. We will not pass interim order/ directions,” CJI SA Bobde had stated.On the said date, the bench comprising CJI SA Bobde, Justices LN Rao & MM Shantanagoudar had expressed inclination to make solid long term measures about news items and while stating that only upon “taking cognizance, will people understand”.Next Storylast_img read more

Medical marijuana company bags Long Island grow site

first_imgNew York’s medical marijuana industry is expecting a boom in business. (Getty)A New York medical marijuana company is dipping its feet into real estate.Columbia Care purchased a 34-acre site in Long Island to grow medicinal marijuana for $42.5 million in cash and stock, according to Crain’s. The site includes 740,000 square feet of operational greenhouse space.The Long Island site will produce newly approved cannabis forms, including the flower, according to Crain’s.Columbia Care operates 87 dispensaries in 11 states and Washington, D.C., and has four New York locations. It has more than two dozen locations for cultivating and manufacturing pot, including one in Rochester.Read moreHow legal cannabis will shake up NY State retail landscape Seeing green New York set to legalize recreational marijuana Retail sales are bleak unless you are selling pot Email Address* In 2020, the company raked in close to $198 million in combined revenue, and has projected up to $530 million in combined revenue in 2021.New York’s medical marijuana industry is expecting a boom in business after the state legalized recreational marijuana this year.  The new regulations will allow medical marijuana companies to expand into the recreational space.By 2023, the market for cannabis in New York state is estimated to be worth $4.6 billion a year, with about 350 retail licenses expected to be issued once a regulatory framework for recreational cannabis is in place, according to a report by MPG Consulting prepared for the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association.[Crain’s] — Keith LarsenContact Keith Larsen Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share via Shortlink long islandmarijuanaRetail Real Estate Tags Message*last_img read more