TAMIL NADU

Press freedom

B.S. Ramakrishna,

Bangalore

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Sir, — The editorial is a fine summary of the triumph of freedom of the Press. The support extended to The Hindu is astounding. The power of paper over the hearts and minds of the readers is evident.

S.M. Basha,

Kurnool, A.P.

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Sir, — There are many who still hold that sovereignty in a Cabinet system of government vests with the legislature, members of which are directly elected by the people. The function of a free Press is to act as a watchdog to provide the much needed checks and balances. Freedom of speech is subject to reasonable restrictions. A code of conduct is, therefore, necessary not only for the legislature but also for the Press in the interests of harmony and national unity.

Kangayam Narasimhan,

Chennai