Suppressing Truth Through Fear of Law
The written word becomes a compulsory condition for any political system. It is accepted that law exists, but what it is, clearly is more dangerous to feel. The law is something of a strong weapon used by the system to induce psychological fear. The ruling class can declare that everything that it pronounces is law. Though our country has a written constitution and a democratic parliamentary system, still the legislative and the judiciary enjoy privilege over others, which is nothing but misuse of power.
I will substantiate my stand with instances. Well-known journalist and former MP Kuldeep Nayyar was the press secretary to then Home Minister Govind Ballabh Pant. At that time there was a parliamentary committee on the Indian languages under which there was a sub-committee titled Kher sub-committee. In a report submitted by the Kher committee it was specified up to what extent Hindi language is popularised and whether a proper timeframe exists to initiate work in Hindi. It is common knowledge that a political crisis has always existed in our country regarding the issue of languages. The states were reorganised on the basis of languages spoken within their demographic boundaries.