Godse’s trial attracted a great deal of public attention and the newspapers naturally gave as much publicity to it as they could. This they could do legitimately in order to further their sales. The interest was due mainly to the personality of the individual who had been murdered and also because of the some-what unusual attitude taken up by the murderer. It cannot be said by any stretch of imagination that the headlines quoted above amounted to an approval of Godse’s crime. The public were interested in knowing what the murderer of Gandhiji had said in the course of his trial and the newspaper accordingly gave prominence to the circumstance that Godse had openly confessed his guilt but was trying to justify it on some ulterior grounds.

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Published vide Notification G.S.R. 286 Dated 8.2.1979. In exercise of the powers conferred by section 25 of the Press Council Act, 1978 (37 of 1978), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:- 1. Short title. – (1) These rules may be called the Press Council Rules, 1979. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their […]

1. Interpretation-clause.— 1 [ (1) ] In this Act, unless there shall be something repugnant in the subject or context,— “Book” includes every volume, part or division of a volume, and pamphlet, in any language, and every sheet of music, map, chart or plan separately printed 2 [***]; 3 [***] 4[“editor” means the person who controls the selection of the matter […]

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