Is Rajasthan's 'Gag Law' Unconstitutional?

PUBLISHED ON: October 23, 2017 | Duration: 25 min, 31 sec

   
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There's a firestorm over the Rajasthan government's Criminal Laws Amendment Ordinance which was tabled today. Critics are calling it a gag law that will censor the press and shield corrupt public servants since it bans the media from disclosing the identity of a judge or any public servant facing allegations and makes it mandatory for government sanction to probe all public servants. The executive order has been attacked by two of the BJP's own lawmakers in Rajasthan. But speaking to NDTV today, the Central Vigilance Commissioner made a case for protecting public servants from fake cases. On The Buck Stops Here, we debate whether the Rajasthan government's ordinance is unconstitutional. What would be the ramifications if this law were to be extended nationally? And what will be the political fallout of this for the BJP?
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