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Japan-Under Pressure

made more stringent the existing press legislation in the state by making the 'offence' cognisable and non-bailable. The indifference and selective opposition of the national press and the opposition parties to the moves by Bihar and Tamil Nadu governments to control and curb the press has only provided a handle to the ruling party. Or is it that some of these parties are themselves either in power or hope to come to power in one state or the other and are therefore compelled to be 'responsible' in their own opposition to moves to curb the press?

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