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Petitioner to give explanation regarding the threatening given to Discovery Channel: Karnataka HC

11th September 2020

Petitioner to give explanation regarding the threatening given to Discovery Channel: Karnataka HC

The Karnataka HC seeks an explanation from petitioner regarding him sending an email to Discovery Channel threatening about airing any program based on ‘Cauvery calling’ would amount to contempt of court. Where Mr. Amarnathan in his petition seeks directions to Isha foundation to not collect funds from public for the Cauvery calling project.
A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S. Kinagi stated: “the petitioner claims to be a pro bono litigant and making such representation to the television channel raises a question if he really is a pro bono litigant”.
On 5th September, 2020 the court asked the petitioner to justify the said action in person and owes an explanation to the court. The court will now hear the matter on 24th September, 2020.

 
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