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Supreme Court says no to politicians' photos on govt ads

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday prohibited the use of photographs of political leaders in advertisements issued by the government and its agencies. However, the SC bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, in its judgments, gave its nod to the use of photographs of the president, prime minister, Chief Justice of India and departed leaders, including Father of the Nation, in the advertisements issued by the government and its agencies. The court said the use of photographs of an individual, leader or minister not only has a tendency to associate an individual with a project, but leads to a personality cult. The court said this was a direct injustice to democracy.

Updated : 13 May 2015 6:25 AM GMT
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