Calcutta HC directs Mamata to suspend all CAA-related media campaigns

Mamata Banerjee-led TMC asserted that there was no question of supporting a separate Gorkhaland demand, though it welcomed the alliance with GJM. File photo: PTI

The Calcutta high court directed the West Bengal government on Monday (December 23) to suspend all media campaigns related to the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). A division bench of Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee directed the state government to suspend the campaigns on CAA till the court gives its final orders.

The court also sought a detailed response from the state government about the petitioner’s claim that campaign against the CAA was carried out using public money. The bench, which has been hearing petitions on issues like state’s campaign against the CAA in various forms of media, breakdown of law and order situation and damage to railway property, said the matter will be heard next on January 9.

Advocate General Kishore Dutta submitted before the court that law and order situation in the state is under control and suspension of internet services has been revoked. The bench also asked the railways to give a detailed report on what action it has taken to prevent loss of public property and the monetary amount of damage caused during the violent protests.


(With PTI inputs)

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