Not against freedom of expression: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on changes in Kerala Police Act – not against freedom of expression: Pinarayi Vijayan said on changes in Kerala police law

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan defended the Kerala Police Act. (File)

Thiruvananthapuram:

Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarai Vijayan (Pinarayi Vijayan) on Sunday defended the government over changes in police law. He assured that the law will not be used against free speech or fair journalism. In this, the provision of 5 years jail is being strongly opposed for publishing or broadcasting objectionable or defamatory material through social media or any other means. Kerala The opposition alleges that this law will be misused to silence the media and those who criticize the government.

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The Kerala Chief Minister said, “Personal likes or dislikes, political or non-political interests … spoiling the peaceful atmosphere of families .. drawing enmity against anyone, etc.” Such attacks do not come under the category of journalism. This is a complete revenge action and many times such abusive actions are carried out in the greed of money.

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of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan On Saturday approved the ordinance related to the change in the Police Act. In this, there is a provision of a fine of Rs 10,000 or for imprisonment up to 5 years in jail or both for publishing or transmitting abusive or defamatory material through social media.

Vijayan said that it is the responsibility of the state to protect the freedom and prestige of the people. “No action will be taken against the media or those who criticize the government, keeping in mind the scope of the constitution. The apprehensions being expressed about it are baseless”. Vijayan said that to ensure freedom of press Along with this, it is also the responsibility of the government to maintain the personal freedom and respect of citizens. It is said that freedom of one person is only where it does not obstruct the freedom of another. But it has been continuously violated.

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