Government Order 2430 To Curtail Freedom of Speech

Jun 03, 2020 07:43 AM

YS Jagan and his party members are desperate to destroy the fourth pillar of democracy which is freedom of speech. The GO RT No. 2430 will be implemented despite all the protest from various quarters from media houses. The entire YS Jagan Mohan tribe is going gaga over the decision; recently the same Jagan Mohan fan club was cursing every High Court decision that went against the ruling party. They denounced all the previous decisions and recommending J-Court or Kangaroo Court. The fans trolled the High Court and their reverence superseded Law and Constitution. In simple words, Jagan and supporters proved that they are bad losers and they would never accept any Court Order which goes against their leader.

YS Jagan Father Late YS Rajasekhar Reddy tried to implement a similar order when he was the CM of United Andhra Pradesh, but there was a massive uproar from various places. Although it was neither withdrawn by the state government then, nor it was implemented.

This is what the Order reads: “Government hereby accord permission to delegate powers to the secretaries of respective departments to issue rejoinders, file complaints and lodge appropriate cases, if need be, through public prosecutor against defamatory news items published/Telec/Posted in Print/ Electronic/Social Media pertaining to their respective departments after following due process of law. All Spl.CSs/Prl.Secys./Secretaries in the Departments of Andhra Pradesh Secretariat shall take necessary action accordingly.”

This move by the state government is receiving backlash from the opposition TDP, Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU), Andhra Pradesh Union of Working Journalists (APUWJ). Every organization is of the same opinion that the GO is undemocratic and it will not stand the test of legality.

It will be interesting to see how the media houses and various website that favor the ruling party in AP fare. They are the real culprits who indulge in defaming the opposition. Their loyalty is unparalleled and the acrimony towards the adversaries is clear. It is Jagan Mohan and his fans who support fake news.