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Propaganda of no freedom of expression in India is not true: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday stated that it’s being propagated that there isn’t any freedom of expression in India, however it’s not true. “There are 392 information channels within the nation which is far more than 100 channels in the US. It displays rather a lot concerning the true nature of media freedom and democracy in India.

The Lieutenant Governor was addressing the gathering on the inauguration of ‘News18 Jammu Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal’ channel on the seventy fifth anniversary of Independence. He stated, “Nonetheless, we should do not forget that when the Structure of India was being framed, all Indians got the correct to freedom of expression below Article 19(1), however via 19(2) Some restrictions have been additionally imposed, which in accordance with me isn’t just a ban however an obligation.

Talking concerning the International Report on Freedom of Expression in India, he stated that the thriving media panorama in India is an instance that the media is “far more free in India than in any other country in the world”. “In the last one year, 27 journalists were detained in the United States, 51 in China and 25 in Turkey, but in India the figure is only seven,” he stated.

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