Comments range from seeing it as an attack on media freedom to an attempt to keep information hidden from the public.
The Centre has failed to file an affidavit as directed by the court, and has averted accountability, stating that incidents like mob lynching are issues of law and order, which is listed as a state subject.
How does the Modi government fare on tackling cronyism within its ranks? Not well, it would appear.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor.
“The IFJ is concerned over the misuse of the criminal defamation to harass journalists and media to stop them for investigating matters of public interest and publication of critical stories.”
If he pointed a finger towards Robert Vadra’s wealth increasing due to his proximity to the Congress president, shouldn’t he ask if the sudden rise in Jay Shah’s fortunes is connected to his father’s position as BJP president?
Now that the government has stepped in to bat for BJP president Amit Shah’s son, it should clear up questions about Rajesh Khandvala’s KIFS – with which he has had business dealings.
Statement suggests the BJP and its ideological mentor may not be on the same page on how to tackle the issue.
Permission was sought – and given – two days before The Wire’s article on the BJP president’s son had even appeared.
Congress held a press conference to ask whether Modi, who had earlier said he would neither take bribes nor allow it, would order a probe into Jay Shah’s firm.