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    ...The ordinance also contains a peculiar provision which makes it an offence for any person to disclose the identity of a public servant against whom a complaint of corruption has been made until the government gives its sanction for launching an investigation. This provision, a throwback to colonial times, violates the most basic principles of the law of free speech. The ordinance imposes what is referred to in law as a “prior restraint” on the press. A prior restraint is a form of censorship which is imposed before, not after, something is published. ...

    Indian Express on Oct. 24, 2017, 12:57 a.m.