Speakers at Press Club of India meeting unequivocally criticised the frequent use of defamation as a means of stifling and threatening the media.
“If information on the affairs of close relatives of powerful politicians is to be withheld by the media, the only result will be the secrecy of power that will spawn all manner of corruption,” say the DUJ and NAJ.
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“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.”
Statement suggests the BJP and its ideological mentor may not be on the same page on how to tackle the issue.