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Can’t Hide Behind “Reasonable Restriction”

Afraid of confronting the assassins of freedom of expression, media owners and their employee journalists are propagating the doctrine of reasonable restrictions on the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression as if those exercising this right are unaware of what it mandates. Let it be made abundantly clear that nobody under the sun has any right to kill anybody else under the pretext of hurting religious feelings of others. If anybody feels hurt, the law provides remedies for it. No individual can take the law in his own hands and execute the writer, author or speaker. Similarly, freedom of speech does not give a person an absolute right or licence to indulge in hate campaigns against followers of a particular faith or their icons in a mischievous manner only to create a law and order situation anywhere. The social, religious, economic and other powers have always tried to restrict the freedom of speech but they had to give in at the end. Galileo would have been killed for speaking something which at that point of time amounted to blasphemy, but today it is called science. Most medieval societies

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Media Protectees & Media Fidayeens

The media, believed to be independent and objecting, has often been charged of bias. It has its own favourites and disfavourites. It is different that they prejudices and flattering coinages are masked in appropriate jargon. India has been witness to this saga for more than a year, ever since Narendra Modi became a serious contender […]

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Pakistan’s Low Intensity War & Modi’s Non-Violent Victory

I had earlier posted on this blog my views on the need for fool-proof security for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has deadly enemies in India and abroad, his own political organisation being no exception. Narendra Modi is on the radar of many foreign countries, who would prefer a weak government in position rather than […]

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Why Is Narendra Modi In The News?

Narendra Modi is in the news for the last two days for various reasons after his nomination as the candidate of the BJP for the position of the Prime Minister of India in the next General Elections. So why are people excited, agitated or neurotic? There are several reasons that have not been highlighted by […]

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Rajiv Gandhi Declared Innocent – My Book Stated So Earlier

The Swedish Police Chief, Stein Lindstrom, has dropped a virtual information bomb today. He has stated that the Swedish Deep Throat was none other than him, who had leaked 350 documents relating to the bribery case of Bofors Guns supplied to the Indian Defence Ministry, to the Indian journalist.The Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was […]

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Track-II War

What was this alarm about Army columns marching towards the capital in the night of January 16, 2012? The insinuation was that a military coup was being contemplated. The Chief of the Army was going to the Court on the issue of his date of birth the next day or so. The rest was left […]

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Defence Minister AK Antony’s Press Conference

The Defence Minister AK Antony held a press conference in New Delhi on 29.03.2012 on the occasion of Defexpo. Naturally question were asked about the ongoing controversy relating to the leakage of a Secret letter from the Army Chief to the Prime Minister. The Minister was asked two questions: whether the Army Chief enjoyed the […]

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