"The Delhi High Court today issued notice in a challenge to the recently notified Information Technology (Guidelines for intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 (Foundation of Independent Journalism & Ors v. Union of India).
The Court will hear the parties at length on the next date of hearing, which is April 16.
Notice was issued by the Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh.
The Court was also urged to grant the petitioners interim protection, so that no coercive steps are taken under the new Rules against the digital news media outlets until the next hearing. The Bench, however, noted that the petitioners may move the Court if any coercive action is taken."