Q. With reference to the Indian Constitution consider the following statements::
1.Article 19 specifically mentions about the freedom granted to press.
2.Freedom of Press in India does not have reasonable restriction provided by the Constitution.
3.The rights guaranteed by the freedom of speech and expression to common citizen are the same as the rights for a media.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 and 2 are incorrect. Freedom of press is not specifically mentioned in Article 19. Article 19(1)(a) provides for the freedom of speech and expression and this freedom also includes freedom of press. Freedom of press have reasonable restrictions under Article 19(2) to protect the safety of the people of the nation.
Statement 3 is correct. Freedom of the Press is covered under Freedom of Speech and Expression. Hence, the rights of a common citizen are the same as the rights of a media or press house.
Source: The Times of India