You are not to decide what we read..
  • Petitioned Ms. Mamata Banerjee

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Ms. Mamata Banerjee
Ms. Mamata Banerjee
Ms. Mamata Banerjee

You are not to decide what we read..

    1. Buddhadeb Halder
    2. Petition by

      Buddhadeb Halder

      Kolkata, India

The Government of West Bengal issued an official circular mentioning some English dailies or high circulation Bengali newspapers will no longer be available in state-sponsored and aided libraries in West Bengal.

The circular specified eight newspapers which it said would significantly contribute to the development and spread of free thinking among the library users.

Interestingly, of the 8 newspapers available to readers, Sangbad Pratidin is a Bengali paper owned by TMC Rajya Sabha (RS) MP Srinjoy Bose. The Associate Editor is Kunal Ghosh who has just been elected to RS on TMC ticket.

Also on that list is Sanmarg, a Hindi newspaper whose director is Vivek Gupta and Akbar-e-Masriq whose senior journalist is Nadimul Haq. Both Mr Gupta and Mr Haq have just been elected to RS on TMC ticket.

Like other common people I do think this is a political move, worse than censorship and this has shades of fascism. Government can’t decide what a citizen should read to gather information.

So I urge the Government of West Bengal to lift ban on newspapers in West Bengal.

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    1. Mamata to launch TV channel, newspaper to fight media's negative publicity

      Buddhadeb Halder
      Petition Organizer

      In the midst of intense criticism and negative publicity over several recent decisions, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to fight back with plans to launch her own television channel and newspaper.

    2. Mamata's latest 'advisory': Don’t watch news, listen to songs

      Buddhadeb Halder
      Petition Organizer

      Mamata's advisory on Thursday was to watch entertainment channels. "Do not watch the two television channels that are spreading falsehood against us, watch Star Jalsa, Tara and Channel 10," said Mamata while addressing a government programme at Basirhat in North 24-Parganas.

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    • Udit Chowdhury ALLAHABAD, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      for the prisoners of want....

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    • Prabir Chatterjee KOLKATA, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      And of course the pushing of Ganashakti by the previous government was worse! But why copy them- even a wee bit?

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    • Purbangshu Chatterjee KOLKATA - 4, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      We love our didi so much. So it is our moral duty to remind her, what is right & what is wrong,, as a human being she is very logical so she must understand this...

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    • debabrata banerjee KOLKATA, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing against this yollo journalism. dont we all know tnat a vested interest playing behind?Today we hav achance to make aBETTER BENGAL.PL stop befor we r late.

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    • Sujit Sinha KOLKATA, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      There are far more important things to do. The CM of WB is confused and trying her best to hold on to Power.

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