Jose John August 6, 2016 No Comments
INDIAN DEMOCRACY AND PRESS An efficient and fearless free press is one of the pre-requisites of a democracy. Existence of a free press satisfies the condition as for as Indian democracy is concerned. It acts as a watch dog of democracy where ideas and majority opinions prevail. When a single party rules with over whelming and brute majority, its decision often goes one sided and against national interest. There was no active opposition to resist or criticize the rulings. It was for the press to watch the activities of govt, highlights its failures when it deviates from the path of democracy. In a democracy, people’s participation in the Govt, affairs is vital for the efficient working of the administration. The press, by presenting the burning topical issues to the people for their consumption and reflections, causes the people’s participation in the nation’s affairs. The voice of the press is the voice of the people. Censoring the press means the suppression of people’s voice. The survival of the democracy invariably depends on the freedom of the press. The press should not fail to follow its code of conduct and misuse the freedom. Democracy presupposes the existence of a well educated people. Only a well educated and intelligent people could understood...
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