Is it because of the erosion in the standards of the reader, that news about crimes of different grades occupy prominent place in the print and electronic media ?
Or, is it that such a low culture has been slowly and gradually inculcated in the reader through organized indoctrination by the media ?.
In either case, it is undesirable. The time has come for cultivating a more sublime attitudinal change in the readers, lest the moral fabric of the body politic may further plummet to a level of irredeemable degeneration.
I do not claim to be an infallible idealist or an epitome of all desirable virtues. I have come to know that pursuant to my article on this subject reported in a law journal, the media has started targeting me by deliberately distorting my words and attributing innuendoes to me. What comes to my mind in this context is the reply given to his critics more than three decades ago by the great Justice V. R. Krishna Iyyer in a speech delivered after his retirement from the Supreme Court:-
The fact that I have been guilty will not make you innocent.
Justice V.Ramkumar is a Former Judge, High Court of Kerala and Chairman, Advisory Board, Kerala Anti-social Activities Prevention Act.
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