Stifling criticism reflects the lack of confidence in leaderships. It is an indication of what our nation would become if left to the whims and fancies of 19th century communist leadership. It is now evidently clear that the CPM in Kerala has lost the people's mandate to stay as the majority party. The problem unfortunately does not stop there. This dispicable trend to to gag humour and criticism gives us a glipse of what is in store for Kerala once these thugs and goons loose the next assembly election.
A free press can be good, bad or ugly, but most certainly without freedom a press will be mostly ugly.