Freedom of the press is a must. It is guaranteed by the founding father of Indian Constitution. While granting other freedoms, they insisted on freedom of expression in a free and democratic country like India. It is my fundamental right to enjoy the freedom of the press. If the newspapers of a country cannot express themselves freely, the very existence of the countrymen is in peril.
In the past:
During the struggle for freedom, our press was muzzled (gagged), our pen was snubbed (rebuffed), the man behind it was jailed. This sort of high-handedness by the English was seriously viewed and totally resented. This kind of curb was cent percent illegal. For this reason, writers like Tagore and Gandhi fought against this injustice tooth and nail. They could not brook the idea of gagging this important and universal means of expression.