ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

A M THE rumpus over the report of the Second Press Commission is providing some free entertainment It all adds up to quite a charade; there is the main body of the report; there are several notes of dissent by a minority of the Commission's members, jointly as well as severally; there is the foot- dragging by the authorities over pub- lishing the report; finally, there is, the for-the-present final event of laying of copies of the report at the last session of Parliament, with the curt announce ment that recommendations contained in it are to be sifted by an inter-minis terial committee, which is another way of saying that the government is yet to make up its mind what to do with them.

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