Update, published on 24/7/23 at 2:00 pm: After multiple such extensions, the Indian government informed the Bombay High Court that the stay on the fact-check amendment will continue until September 4th, reported The Hindu. On July 21st, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Indian government, requested the court to adjourn hearings in the matter as he had to argue before the Supreme Court on the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status in August. Although the government's submissions were supposed to start this week, the court finalised the hearings for August 31st and September 1st. Update, published on 7/6/23 at 11:40 am: The stay on the notification of the IT Rules' controversial fact check amendment will continue until July 10th, 2023, the Indian government informed Justices G.S. Patel and Neela Kedar Gokhale today. The Court will hear Kamra's arguments on July 6th—along with two linked cases newly filed by the Editors Guild of India and the Association of Indian Magazines. Replies to the petitions will be filed by June 20th, and rejoinders by July 28th. The petitioner counsels representing the three matters have until 1:30 pm on July 7th to wrap up their initial submissions, after which hearing dates for the government will be decided. Original story, published on 28/4/23 at 11:12 am: The Indian government on April 27 informed the Bombay High Court that the fact-check unit under the amended IT Rules, 2021, will not be notified before July 5, effectively staying the controversial fact-check amendment until then, the…
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