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A Bench of the SC expressed its displeasure over the reporting of court proceedings by the media saying observations made by it are often reported out of context leaving no scope for the judges to defend themselves.

Justice Markandey Katju said, “A judge cannot come out to say and clarify about the report. A judge cannot defend what has been reported. We have to swallow as it is. It is not our culture to go to the press and say…,”. he said, “That is our culture, I cannot go to the press.’’

The unhappiness of the Bench, also comprising Justice A K Ganguly, came out during a hearing of petitions relating to students union elections in universities.

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