By JAYNA GANDHIAN, Associated Press By NIKOLAS KUZYNSKI and MARK OLSENBERG, Associated PostThe Supreme Court on Wednesday issued an interim order to clear the way for the trial of a woman accused of defaming the court by posting videos of the hearing on social media.
The women’s lawyers in the case argued that a judge who dismissed the case in November should be held responsible for the post, and that the case was not on a procedural basis and should be sent to a higher court.
They said the case is not a case of gender discrimination because the video had no bearing on the case.
But the court, in a rare order, ordered the trial to be rescheduled, citing procedural issues and a shortage of time.
The woman’s lawyer said the video was meant to show that the court was biased in favour of the accused, and also that the video showed that the accused had a problem with the law.
The video shows a woman being taken into custody in December, and the judge presiding over the case, Judge Gopalakrishnan, is seen saying, ‘This is the law, you have to follow it.’
He also says that the woman should have taken a selfie.
The judge replies, ‘Why do you have a problem?’
The court’s interim order was issued without commenting on the content of the video.