Now, Markandey Katju says, 'crush freedom of press'
"People are more important thing than journalists. Please don't think that you are Gods. And what is that will improve the standard of living of people? It is scientific ideas. And combating backward ideas," he said.
Targeting astrology shows on channels, he said, "Many of you people, journalists I have seen on TV channels show astrology, which is pure nonsense. If you keep people backward, it is pure superstition. Don't you have any common sense?
"This kind of freedom to promote backward ideas, to keep people poor, do you think you are lords that you will dominate over the Indian people! People are superior to journalists.
you have to serve.... you must behave like Hanuman. Hanuman ji served Lord Ram, today Lord Ram is the Indian people," Katju said.
"There is massive poverty in this country, massive unemployment....farmers suicides....for five years you will not let this be published. Then ultimately a great journalist like P Sainath so much highlighted it that you could not prevent it," he said.
He said that an event, where models wore garments made from cotton produced by Vidarbha farmers, was covered by hundreds of journalists while only local mediapersons covered farmers who were committing suicides.
"Don't you have any shame? Is it responsible behaviour on your part? And you talk freedom-freedom
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