Judiciary’s role to test legality of statue, not to amend it: HC while dismissing plea to form censor board for non-film songs

Updated: Jan 28 2023 9:09PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (PTI) Role of the judiciary is only to test the legality of a statute and not to amend or modify it, the Delhi High Court has said while dismissing a plea seeking the constitution of a censor board to review non-film songs before their public release on television or social media platforms.

The high court said there is a clear regulation or regime which has been laid down by the central government to regulate the information or content that is available to the general public through various media platforms.

“The contention of the petitioner that there is no regulatory authority is incorrect. Directing for the appointment of a regulatory authority would result in legislation by this court which is not permissible.