Javadekar chides Congress for 'muzzling' freedom of press during emergency

03-05-2021

New Delhi, May 3 (UNI) Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday slammed the Congress for 'muzzling' freedom of press during emergency.

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Mr Javadekar tweeted, "Indian Constitution has given freedom of the press as part of fundamental rights. We cherish it! It was only during emergency days when this freedom was muzzled by Congress. Long live Press Freedom."

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, May 3, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as the World Press Freedom Day.