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Katju the Clown: The PCI chairman can’t be impeached but he can be criticised – Krishen Kak


Bharata Bharati

Justice Katju for Nobel Prize

Krishen Kak“Katju may fancy himself an Abou Ben Adhem, but there can be no doubt that he is not displaying political neutrality or any kind of uncompromising impartiality. There can be no doubt that the standards the PCI expects from the Press are not to be expected from its current Chairman. There can be no doubt that he is using his statutory identity to play partisan politics. Professional ethics would require him to resign first. Unfortunately, the PCI Act has no provision for impeachment of its Chairman, because Katju’s is a fit case for impeachment.” – Krishen Kak

Press Council of IndiaMarkandey Katju was a judge of the Supreme Court of India who, after retirement, was appointed chairman of the statutory Press Council of India. As PCI Chairman, Katju is predisposed to making pronouncements not only pertaining directly to the Press, but pertaining also to a number of issues of general public interest, including homilies to elected…

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