DeleteNews: Press Freedom Under Siege
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NEW DELHI, Oct. 9 -- A new war is underway -- a war intended to silence criticism and erode what little freedom the Press has been left with. Just a day after the country paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 154th birth anniversary, we witnessed the worst.
The ideals of truth and ahimsa that the present administration claims to uphold were cast aside as the special branch of the Delhi Police conducted raids on the houses of nearly 50 journalists, commentators, artistes, and others across Delhi NCR and even in Mumbai, citing national security concerns.
What's worse, the police seized their mobile phones and other electronic devices in a style reminiscent of a Bollywood movie. They didn't bother to issue receipts to confirm these seizure...
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