I was asked by a person in a comment on my previous fb post as to why the Indian media boycotts me. Here is the question, and my answer :
Dear Katju sir,
I am not getting one thing. You are daily saying something about the country and countrymen. You also blaming CJI and politicians. You are targeting each and every famous personality. But Indian media isn't giving you coverage. Why ? In India if a local leader makes a nonsense comment he will be given coverage on prime t.v. but you as ex Supreme Court Judge are just ignored by media. Why ?
The Indian media seems to have conferred together and taken a collective decision to boycott me, apparently for two reasons :
(1) They have received oral instructions from some very high political authority against whom I have been regularly writing not to give me any publicity, and not to publish anything I write or say. This can be inferred from the fact that I sent many articles which I had written to some leading newspapers for publication. They did not even show me the courtesy to acknowledge the email with which I sent the article.
I do not say that they are bound to publish my articles. That is their editorial discretion. But should not they at least write back saying that they are unable to publish it ( for whatever reason ) ? Do I not deserve at least that much courtesy ?
(2) I called most media people 'presstitutes', borrowing the word from Gen. V.K Singh. There are some exceptions, some upright journalists like P.Sainath, Karan Thapar, late Vinod Mehta, Ravish Kumar, Rahul Kanwal, N.Ram, etc, otherwise most media people in India are sold out to corporates and have no shame. They have been told by their masters to divert attention of the people, and not to give publicity to the real issues facing the Indian people---massive poverty, massive unemployment, child malnourishment abysmal state of healthcare and good education, farmers suicides, discrimination against minorities, women,etc and instead to divert attention of the people and focus on non issues like bollywood, lives of film stars, politics ( which has sunk to the lowest level ), cricket, astrology, babas, etc
Are such people not 'presstitutes' ? And no wonder they will boycott me.
However, the Indian media does not know whom they are dealing with. I am not the kind of man who can be silenced. I have the social media available to me, and so I will use it to spread my ideas, which I believe are in the national interest