Creative community in 'self-censorship' mode: Tewari

Mumbai: The creative community in India has adopted "self-censorship" in the last 30 months after the Modi Government came to power, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari said today.

"Award wapasi (returning of awards by prominent figures against alleged growing intolerance) was a good push- back given by the country's creative community to the current Government and its politics," he said.

The lawyer-politician was here to release his book `Decoding a Decade: The Politics of Policy making'.

"The current Government in New Delhi has a different view of India. The Congress-led Governments had been extremely soft on creative community. They have now adopted self- censorship," the former Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting said.

Commenting on judiciary, the former Minister said, "The legislature and executive have failed to address issues of public interest and hence judiciary has becoming active.

The Lodha panel report (on restructuring of Cricket Board) shows BCCI was not able to keep its house in order.

PTI