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New Delhi, 16 Nov 2016  : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the media was responsible for upholding the right to freedom of speech and stressed the self-regulation by the Fourth Estate.

“The press is responsible for upholding free speech,” Modi said while speaking at a commemoration event of the National Press Day at the Vigyan Bhavan here.

Quoting Mahatma Gandhi on the need to self-regulate, Modi said: “The government should not interferance in the working of the media.”

The Prime Minister said external control does not help in upholding the freedom of expression. “Internal discipline in the media is more important than any external intervention,” Modi said.

He also recalled the Press Council of India’s role during the Emergency and said: “We remember how the Press Council ceased to exist during the Emergency. And the things for the media normalised after Morarji Bhai (Morarji Desai) became the Prime Minister.”

The Prime Minister said it is the media’s responsibility to make appropriate changes with time as many newspapers have shifted to digital mediums.

Citing the importance of self-regulation in the media, Modi said: “After the Kandahar plane hijack (in 1999) and the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks (in 2008), we witnessed examples of media’s self-regulation.”

Referring to recent killings of media persons, Modi said: “Any death is worrisome, but journalists losing their lives just because they are highlighting the truth becomes even more serious.”

He termed the attack on media as the most cruel act.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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SAD breaks alliance with BJP Leaves NDA in protest against farmers ordinance

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Chandigarh, 26 Sep : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has severed its alliance with the BJP. The Akali Dal had a 22-year-old alliance with the BJP.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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