ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Privilege and Prejudice

Privilege and Prejudice THE absence of any opposition worth the name in the Tkmil Nadu assembly has perhaps led the AIADMK and its supremo, chief minister Jayalalitha Jayaram, to the belief that this privilege should extend beyond the assembly too, Everytime the government has been projected in a none too favourable light, the response has bordered on the perverse. The chief minister has made threatening noises about the need to introduce legislation making 'scurrilous' writing a cognisable and non-bailable offence. About the definition of 'scurrilous' writing that will be arrived at, there need be little speculation. In the meanwhile her actions reveal a distaste for duly established procedure and the methods employed by her government merely serve to confirm the charges that have been levelled against her by the media.

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