As far as ” Freedom Of Press” in India is concerned, India has been pushed down to 138th from 136th rank this year( among 180 countries). Moreover, many journalists are killed every year who try to raise their voice. There are many examples of such kind of incidents such as murder Of Gauri Lankesh, M M Kalburhgi and Rajiv Ranjan. There are other cases also. So, how we can say that the press is enjoying freedom in our country.
Recently, this kind of incidents raised again. Senior Journalist, News Anchor Ravish Kumar is receiving the death threats through calls and messages.
Another incident happened with Senior Journalist Rana Ayyub. Her photographs were mocked and posted on social media. Gang rape threats were given to her. She said that I don’t know why this is happening to me but these things really spoiled my life and people are sending me their vulgar pictures and asking for my rates after all this.
This is really a shameful thing for our country. Media is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy. If this pillar will fall, the democracy will not survive. So, to save the democracy we need the journalists like Ravish Kumar and Rana Ayyub. Why are people not accepting them? they are just doing their work only.