A democratically elected government is suppose to upheld the rights of its citizens and also to maturely handle criticism, but Once again we witnessed unabashed and blatant misuse of power in Maharashtra, it was more like watching a B grade Bollywood movie, where people in power when criticised by media, reopened a false case against the journalist who criticised the government and arrested him, what’s amusing in this case was that the top encounter specialist along with 50 armed cops were sent to arrest him, a harmless person living with his wife and kids was assaulted and forcefully taken under custody and the entire incident was covered by all the media channels and telecasted Live, it was the Chief editor of the Republic Mr.Arnab Goswami.
After spending 7 days in custody he was granted bail by the Supreme Court, which in its order stated that “the judiciary should ensure criminal law does not become a weapon for selective harassment”
Once again it was the top court which pulled the basic ethos of the Indian constitution out of the quagmire and defended the personal liberty of a citizen.
Question is : Can an ordinary man afford to challenge people in power and survive the consequences???