Central Govt. criticized for inflaming terror through electronic media electrifying terrorists’ statement

 Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of J&K National Panthers Party & Sr. Executive Member of Supreme Court Bar Association urged the President of India to advice the Prime Minister of India and his government to restrain all the electronic media operating in India from using unauthentic (not verified), stunt and provocative propaganda in their respective electronic media channels in the interest of maintaining peaceful co-existence among the various sections of the society in the country. Prof.Bhim Singh said that a story with a stunt pictures (video photographs) is being projected today on a national channel (maybe Aaj Tak) where a bearded person is shown to giving a provocative lecture warning the Hurriyat leaders of Kashmir to not to oppose the Shariat (Islamic Laws) in Kashmir.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that it sounded like a stunt that a person totally unknown, named by the media without using his lips gives warning to the Hurriyat leaders of Kashmir. He is warning Hurriyat leaders against violating Islamic Law of Shariat. This statement is recorded and played in the background. The so-called terrorist with a particular name is shown with his gun in military uniform. This is being repeatedly telecast with a purpose, that any sensible person can understand.

Prof.Bhim Singh said that such statements, provocative utterances and such like acts should not be allowed to be telecast on the national channels because it shall help only the enemies of peace, the enemies of the country and enemies of our composite culture. Such statements not verified and have no authentic proof of their originality or against the very fundamental concept of free expression and speech enshrined in Article 19 of the Constitution of India. Article 19(5) clearly provides that reasonable restrictions shall be imposed on the freedom of speech and expression in the greater national interest which says that;

“Nothing in sub-clauses (d) and (e) of the said clause shall affect the operation of any existing law in so far as it imposes, or prevent the State from making any law imposing, reasonable restrictions on the exercise of any of the rights conferred by the said sub-clauses either in the interests of the general public or for the protection of the interests  of any Scheduled Tribe.”    

          Prof.Bhim Singh urged President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee to advice Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to not to allow any activity or utterances of the Indian media to provoke the sentiments of the people which tend to create division or friction within the society.