However, even while drafting this chapter, a new facility is sought to be provided to terrorists & insurgents. He goes on to add Curtailing press freedom has been tradition of Nehru-Gandhi family.
Indiraji’s passionate dislike for free media was well-known, she used to refer to India’s leading newspapers as the ‘monopoly press’.
The Congress in 1960’s & 70’s experimented various misadventures with press. The latest being the Congress manifesto 2019 which plans to destroy Institutions & help Terrorists.
It promises legislations to curb monopolies & to bar cross media holdings to restrict free press. This will restrict simultaneous ownership of website, TV Channel & newspaper etc.
The legislation proposed by the Congress in its 2019 manifesto to curb media freedom is ill advised as no restriction in Article 19(2) of the Constitution bears any nexus to the restriction now sought to be imposed.
This will be vulnerable to any future constitutional challenge.