Modiji, follow the example of Israel and immediately form a National Govt
17.05.20 - Markandey Katju
Modiji, follow the example of Israel and immediately form a National Govt



On Sunday a new government was formed in Israel called an emergency unity government, in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling party and Opposition leader Benny Gantz’s opposition party will both be members, Netanyahu being PM for the first 18 months, and Gantz being PM for the next 18 months.
 
I have been repeatedly pleading to PM Modi to do something similar and form a National Govt, as PM Churchill had done in May 1940 when faced with the danger of Nazi invasion. If Modi does that he will be hailed as another Churchill.
 
It is evident that the Prime Minister declared the lockdown in a huff on the evening of 24th March without proper deliberation and wide consultation (as he had done when announcing demonetisation), and without giving any adequate advance notice to the public.
 
The result is before us: lacs of migrants wandering like zombies with their families on their trek of hundreds of kilometers to their villages (some dying en route) and millions of starving daily wagers rendered without a livelihood. Modi’s plight is like that of Napoleon who reached Moscow in 1812 but then did not know what to do.

The economy, which had already tanked before the lockdown, is spirallling rapidly downwards, and it is evident the massive problems facing the nation are too big for Modi or the BJP alone to handle. 

Before the situation goes totally out of control and food riots erupt and chaos occurs, a National Govt of Unity, comprising of people from all political parties, as well as leading scientists, economists, industrialists and administrators is absolutely imperative and must be formed.
 
In other words, it is only the united effort of all Indians which can salvage the situation. Nirmala Sitharaman’s stimulus packages are meaningless, and evoke the response (in the words of an Urdu poet):

"Tu idhar udhar ki na baat kar
 Yeh bataa qafila kyon luta?"

Modiji, please set aside political and ideological differences, rise to the occasion and emulate the example of Israel and Churchill and form a National Unity Govt without any further delay
 

Justice Markandey Katju is former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India. 

(Main Illustration: Suvajit Dey) 

 
 
 
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The Grapes of Wrath revisited
07.05.20 - Markandey Katju
The Grapes of Wrath revisited



The Indian media has shown on TV screens and on the internet streams of lacs of migrant workers in Indian towns heading home to their villages on foot, walking hundreds of kilometers, some dying on the way, during the nationwide lockdown declared by the Prime Minister.

No doubt this has caused a lot of hardship and suffering to these people and their families, but the more important question, which nobody asks, is this : what will these people do on getting home? 

They had migrated from their villages to the cities in search of a livelihood, as there was none available in their village.
 
The population of India had increased from about 45 crores in undivided India in 1947 to about 135 crores today in India separated from Pakistan and Bangladesh, i.e. a population increase of about 4 times. There is therefore too much burden on the cultivable land. Moreover, machinery had partially displaced labour.
 
So for both these reasons villagers migrated to cities in large numbers after 1947. It is estimated that in 1947 85% Indians were living in villages and only 15% in cities. Today it is believed only 60-70% Indians live in villages, and 30-40% live in cities.

Now to send back crores of people who had migrated from villages to towns to their villages raises the question what will these people do in their villages? There is no work for them there. They will only become a burden on their relatives, and would hardly be welcome.
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In the towns they were earning some money which they would send back to their wives and children living in the village. Now even their wives would hardly be happy at their return as they would not earn for their families, rather they would need to be fed by someone.

One is reminded of John Steinbeck's great novel 'Grapes of Wrath' which is about migrants who fled from Oklahama, Texas, Arkansas and some other states of USA as they lost their livelihood ( because of the dust storms and recession in the 1930s ) to California where they thought they would get jobs, but found they were unwelcome there as local workers thought they would depress wages, and they would bring in diseases ( see my article ‘Grapes of Wrath’ in my blog Satyam Bruyat ).

Steinbeck writes " Ripe grapes spill their juices when pressed for wine. Similarly, the migrants were ripe with wrath and boiling with anger that was ready to spill forth. In their souls, the grapes of wrath were filling, and growing heavy ".

The same can be said of conditions in India. I fear unless there is some drastic remedial measure by the Govt food riots and civil disorders may start soon in many parts of India, as happened in France in 1789 because of the bread shortages in Paris and other cities leading upto the French Revolution, or as happened in St Petersburg In Russia when women demonstrated demanding bread in February 1917 causing the February Revolution.

Perhaps the Prime Minister should now consider forming a National Government including leaders of the present Opposition parties and also some scientists, technical and administrative experts, as British Prime Minster Winston Churchill had done in May 1940 when faced with the looming danger of invasion by Nazi Germany. 
 

Justice Markandey Katju is former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India. 

(Main Illustration: Suvajit Dey) 

 
 
 
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The Comrade In Punjab - Lost, Irrelevant, Asleep, Even Bored!

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OF SUNNY KID & HORSE SENSE: The Punjab-Punjab Ties  

TRUDEAU VISIT AND RIGHT-WING MEDIA MACHINE         

 OF NIRMAL SINGH'S EYES 

Mr. CHIEF MINISTER, PLEASE CALL OFF JANUARY 7 FUNCTION         

MR PRESIDENT, PLEASE TAKE BACK HIS GALLANTRY MEDAL       

A SAFFRON JOURNEY VIA CANADA

BAD, BAD WOMAN!

 


 

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Centre Govt, Indian Railways & Higher Judiciary — And how they all failed the poor migrant workers
06.05.20 - VIPIN PUBBY
Centre Govt, Indian Railways & Higher Judiciary — And how they all failed the poor migrant workers



THE LATEST CONTROVERSY over transporting migrant workers back to their homes through the railways has added to their plight and reinforced the fact that the government has treated with disdain this poor and vulnerable section of society.

As is the wont of the Modi government, which thinks it is beneath its standards to answer questions or give any clarifications for the steps taken by it, there is little clarity on the issue. The government initially refused to arrange trains for transportation of migrants back to their towns or villages even as it belatedly gave permission for their travel by buses.

No one explained why thousands of trains lying stranded could not be used for transporting the migrants. That would have been the cheapest and fastest mode of travel for the migrants and their families desperate to go back to their homes. The poor people already deprived of incomes due to loss of work could have been sent back homes within a couple of days of railways were pressed into service.

Then suddenly came the news that special trains called Shramik express trains would be started to transport the migrants. Again no details were given except that the state governments would ensure that migrants were allowed to board such trains only after screening them for coronavirus.

The poor migrants had to first pay for their medical tests and then for their train fare which, most cruelly, was more than the normal train fare.

It was only after the Congress sought to grab the opportunity for political upmanship by asking its state units to pay the fare of migrants that the ruling BJP and the central government also woke up. This is not to give a clean chit to Congress because the state governments run by the Congress had also not declared to compensate train fare of the migrants.
The fact remains that the migrants travelling back by such special trains had to pay the fare and as said earlier at times had to pay more fare than the usual.
The central government then came out with the spacious argument that the centre was anyways subsidising passenger fare by 85 per cent so the burden on state governments asking for special trains would be only 15 per cent. Evidently the Railways has been subsiding passenger fares to keep these low.

This was clearly diverting the attention and trying to confuse the issue.

The fact remains that the migrants travelling back by such special trains had to pay the fare and as said earlier at times had to pay more fare than the usual. Some state governments like Bihar announced that they would reimburse the fare if claimed within a month of the completion of the journey.

The point is that the railways come under the central government. States do not get direct revenues from the railways. So why did the central government not run the trains for the stranded migrants? why did it want the states ‘requesting’ for special trains be asked to foot the bill even if was 15 per cent?

The state governments are already under severe strain for funds. Two main sources of revenue for state governments - taxes on petrol and petroleum products and the excise revenue from sale of liquor - had dried up over the last month and a half. On top of it the central government had not been releasing the due share of GST for the states.

When the entire operation of railways is with the centre which has a separate budget for it, why did it not provide normal train services to the migrants? It could have made states responsible to check that those affected by coronavirus were not allowed on these trains but why ask the states to pay.

After all how many trains the railways would had to run to get all the migrants wanting to return. Surely in a few hundreds or may be even few thousands. Official statistics say that the Indian railways had been running 20,000 passenger trains daily ferrying 30 million passengers every day. 

It is also a well known fact that the profit of the railways comes from freight trains while the low passenger fares cause losses. The revenue from the passenger fares is less than half of the revenue earned by railways from freight trains.
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Since freight trains were running during the lockdown period and passenger trains had been on a stand still, it was evident that railways would have increased some profit during this period. So why not arrange free transportation back for the most deprived sections of our society.

The government is, however, not willing to answer any of those questions even though it has put all its might and resources behind getting its citizens from abroad - including navy war ships and Air Force aircrafts.

In this context I would also like to comment on the role of the judiciary. The Supreme Court simply dismissed a public interest litigation seeking monetary help for the migrants deprived of jobs. It said it was a policy decision which had to be taken by the central government. The least that was expected from the last frontier of justice was to question the government or direct the government on steps for helping the migrants.
 
While it took less than 15 hours to hear appeal in Arnab Goswami case, who was wanting FIRs quashed against him, it postponed for hearing the migrants case by more than a month. The courts had been failing the citizens in the recent past including shying away from protecting fundamental rights of the citizens.

The central government, however, must bear the blame for initially forgetting all about the migrants, then neglecting to send them back by trains and now charging them when they have lost jobs as well as shelters at their workplaces.
 
 

(The author, a freelance journalist, is a former Resident Editor of Indian Express, Chandigarh, and reported on the political developments in Jammu and Kashmir, North-Eastern India, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab in his long, illustrious career.)

 
 
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WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY
Media freedom and its pitfalls
03.05.20 - Markandey Katju
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Today, 3rd May, is World Press Freedom Day, as declared by the United Nations.

In this connection I wish to present my views.

Votaries of media freedom often  treat media freedom as a fetish, as an end in itself. In my opinion media freedom can at most be a means to an end, not an end in itself. The end must be raising the standard of living of the people and giving them better lives. If media freedom helps secure that end it should be supported, but not otherwise.

Today many TV channels spread communal hatred. Should such freedom be permitted?
 
Much of the media peddles lies e.g. against Tablighi Jamaat, as it happened recently? Should that be allowed? Much of media propagates astrology, which is pure superstition. Should they be allowed to do so?
 
And much of our media diverts attention of the people from the real issues facing the nation e.g. poverty, unemployment, malnourishment, lack of proper healthcare and good education for the masses, price rise etc to relative triviialities and non issues like lives of film stars, cricket, petty politics, astrology, pop music, fashion parades etc.
 
Our media often behaves like French Queen Marie Antoinette who when told that the people do not have bread said they can eat cake. So does our media deserve freedom? To increase ratings many of our TV channels can go to any low level, and indulge in sensationalism, jingoism, communal propaganda etc.

When I became Chairman of the Press Council of India in 2011 I suggested that those mediapersons who did wrong things should be penalised by fines, or in extreme cases even arrest and jail. Immediately after I said this almost the entire media community raised a hue and cry against me and portrayed me as a tyrant who wants to suppress freedom.
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I pointed out that I did not want the power to penalise vested in the Chairman but in the entire Press Council which consists of 28 members and decides by majority vote. Out of these 28 members 20 are representatives of the press, elected by the press bodies (6 owners, 6 editors, 7 working journalists and one representative of a news agency). Five members are Members of Parliament (3 from Lok Sabha and 2 from Rajya Sabha). The other three are one each from the Bar Council of India, UGC and Sahitya Academy.

So the vast majority of members of the PCI are persons from the press. The power to punish should be in the PCI, and so members of the press themselves would have the power to punish their peers. What reasonable objection can the press have to this? I also suggested that TV can also be brought within the Press Council (by an amendment to the PCI Act) and it can be renamed Media Council with 20 representatives from the broadcast media too in it who are elected by their bodies.

I said that I am not in favour of control of the media but its regulation.The difference between the two is that in control there is no freedom, but in regulation there is freedom subject to reasonable restrictions in the public interest. Every activity has to be regulated.
 
If a lawyer commits professional misconduct he can be debarred by the Bar Council. A doctor who commits medical misconduct can be debarred by the Medical Council. A Judge who takes bribe can be impeached by Parliament. Everyone is accountable in a democracy. So the media too must be made accountable.

But to these suggestions there was fierce opposition by the entire media community, who don't want any regulation of any kind by anybody. They said we will self regulate.
 
I submit self regulation is an oxymoron. If the media should be allowed self regulation, then everybody should be allowed self regulation. Why have laws at all against murder, rape, theft etc? Let everyone self regulate.

So I regret to say that as long as our media keeps behaving in the irresponsible manner as it has been doing I cannot support media freedom.
 

Justice Markandey Katju is former Judge, Supreme Court of India and former Chairman, Press Council of India. 

(Main Illustration: Suvajit Dey) 

 
 
 
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‘Insensitive’ Indian media politicizing Corona virus



Even when the entire world is in chaos over the spread of deadly Corona virus, the media in India is bracing up its race for ratings (TRP), exhibiting sheer insensitivities. Under the garb of political ideology, the media in India is still pursuing ‘ad hominem’ approach towards the situation. In simple terms we can say that the Indian media is prying on the human tragedy and havoc that corona virus is wreaking.
 
Not showing factual report, the media continues to create fear psychosis among the masses for the sake of rising TRP. They are compounding people’s problems and miseries, rather than looking at them with apathy. From the corners of palatial offices, media is peddling lies with all impunity, especially after the episode of recent ‘Nizamudin Markaz’. Since then, the Indian media is targeting particular community for the spread, thus invoking hatred among people against the community.

Media did not talk about labourers and workers thrown out of jobs by the 21-day lockout. Their source of income and day-to-day needs of grocery and other things did not touch the media reports. The media did not show how thousands of laborers have left for their villages without money and transport. According to The Wire, 22 workers died while proceeding without food and water on the Indian roads to return to their villages several hundred kilometers away from their place of work. Except, The Wire, no Indian media, has come forward to tell the number of deaths that occurred because of hunger and thirst on barren Indian roads.
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Media, unabashedly, always looking towards the government for financial support in the form of ads or help from a government’s friendly business houses are presenting programmers that serve the government and cover their failures. India’s media has played a crucial role in protecting country’s democracy since its independence from Britain in 1947. But currently journalists are either attacked for being neutral or they succumb to the political powers.
 
Since Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, the media has been highly controlled by the government, especially the airwaves. Modi has shrewdly cultivated the media to build a cult of personality that portrays him as the nation’s selfless saviour. At the same time, senior government officials have pressed news outlets — berating editors, cutting off advertising, ordering tax investigations — to ignore the uglier side of his party’s campaign to transform India from a tolerant, religiously diverse country into an assertively Hindu one.
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With the corona virus pandemic, BJP led government has gotten more blatant in his attempt to control coverage and, as with other difficult stories, some Indian news organizations seem eager to follow the suit. It is believed that right before announcement of lockdown on 1.3 billion people to avoid spread of corona virus, Modi and his government representatives had met with top news editors and owners and requested them to publish "inspiring and positive stories” about the government’s efforts. Then, after the lockdown stranded half a million migrant workers, with some dying along the highways, his lawyers persuaded the Supreme Court this week to order all media to "publish the official version” of coronavirus developments, although outlets are still allowed to carry independent reporting.
 
The Supreme Court of India directed the Media, including print, electronic and social media, to maintain a strong sense of responsibility and ensure that unverified news capable of causing panic is not disseminated. The apex court has noted that the migration of a large number of labourers working in the cities was triggered by panic created by fake news that the lockdown would continue for more than three months.
 
The Court observed that it was not possible for it to overlook the menace of fake news by electronic, print or social media because the panic-driven migration has caused untold suffering to those who acted on such news, causing some to lose their lives. The Court has said in the order that it does not intend to interfere with the free discussion about the pandemic, but at the same time has directed that the Media refer to and publish the official version about the developments. An association of leading broadcasters was quick to admire the court decision, which many intellectuals said was yet another attack on India’s constitutionally guaranteed freedom of speech.
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Another dimension to the independence and role of media can be gauged from the hyper-active social media that continues to peddle disinformation and misinformation without any regulation. Facing defeat every moment by the fast-social media, the mainstream media is unable to understand, how to compete with social media which has been swarming its sphere-like locust. In new media, Mobile journalism has produced journalists, having natural temper for news. Hardly trained at eminent media schools, in big labs of cameras, dark rooms and expensive multiple software for mixing and providing the event’s background. But the Mobile Journalism is doing much better than tradition electronic media.
 
Social media and Mobile journalism also faces a big challenge from "fake news”, which political parties in their IT studios and some unethical persons produce it on behalf of officials, who are seen now where.  The news on Social media goes around into circulation much before the electronic media awakes at the Prime Time by gathering leaders and experts at the panel discussion tables, too much used repeated stale faces appear on TV shows speaking the postman language of their political party.
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Blinkered panel members come for a routine evening walk for a bland panel discussion knowing much before what another opponent member would say to counter. Sometimes they look like a court crier to show that they are doing their job to the best of ability.  Media on the panel is a palpable one supporting the anchor or the ruling party’s political line. Even some retired army Generals or other ranks play the role of ruling party’s spokesman. With social platforms giving rise to misinformation, the seemingly unstoppable rise of big tech and independent voices being squashed by commercial ownership. At a time when factual information is both scarcer and more essential than ever, we believe that each of us deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.
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Punjab Today believes in serious, engaging, narrative journalism at a time when mainstream media houses seem to have given up on long-form writing and news television has blurred or altogether erased the lines between news and slapstick entertainment. We at Punjab Today believe that readers such as yourself appreciate cerebral journalism, and would like you to hold us against the best international industry standards. Brickbats are welcome even more than bouquets, though an occasional pat on the back is always encouraging. Good journalism can be a lifeline in these uncertain times worldwide. You can support us in myriad ways. To begin with, by spreading word about us and forwarding this reportage. Stay engaged.

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