Purushottam Agrawal at the Forum on Media Trials

Purushottam Agrawal, Academic and Former Member of Union Service Public Commission, stresses on how democratic values and freedoms come under serious threat due to irresponsible behaviour on media and social media. He expresses serious concern about the state being given enough reasons for regulation of open spaces like the web and media in the absence of self regulation by those who use it.

He also points out how channels such as India TV deliberately aired the show targeting Khurshid on the anniversary of Nirbhaya case and made slanted and unfounded references to the brutal rape case while discussing Khurshid Anwar. Public slandering of this kind points to a larger conspiracy and would drive any reasonable man to suicide, Purushottam Agrawal opines.

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