Vasundhara Raje Hits Pause Button on ‘Draconian’ Bill as Face Off With Media Intensifies

Vasundhara Raje Hits Pause Button on ‘Draconian’ Bill as Face Off With Media Intensifies

  All major media organisations–including the Federation of Press Clubs in India have come together against the Criminal Law (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2017 moved by the Rajasthan government that effectively gags in the media while protecting public servants, magistrates, serving and former judges from being investigated for on-duty action. Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje who had decided…

Editors Guild of India Wants Rajasthan Government to Withdraw its Draconian Ordinance that is Harmful to the Freedom of the Press

Editors Guild of India Wants Rajasthan Government to Withdraw its Draconian Ordinance that is Harmful to the Freedom of the Press

  The Editors Guild of India is deeply concerned by the Rajasthan Government’s decision to make the Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance 2017 into an Act in the current legislative session. The ordinance promulgated by the State Government last month was ostensibly done to protect the judiciary and the bureaucracy against false FIRs. But in…

The Dirty Facade of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The Dirty Facade of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Political activist Zafar Hussein from Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, was beaten to death on Friday by a group of government officials. The 55 years old Husseinwas lynched when he tried to prevent municipal officials from clicking photographs of women defecating in the open. Municipality team was taking videos and photographs of women from the Bagwasa Kachi basti,…