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LAND OF TEMPLES AND OF THE HOLY RIVER 'VARANASI'

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NATION AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH & EXPRESSION

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‘Absolute freedom of speech and of expression has never existed in civilized world and it shall never exist’. This is not a tyrant’s remark but a statement by someone who has historically and empirically analyzed the world to reach this conclusion. This is a statement by a person who sees the world not through J.S.Mill’s notion of liberty but by the events that have occurred across the world, in developed and developing countries over the decades that have passed. The debate over freedom of speech and expression has gained ground in the Indian media. The issue was obvious to surface considering the colossal victory of a political party which had so far played a minor role in the Indian politics. I see the sudden concern of Indians about their freedom of speech and expression as an elongated ripple created by the results of 2014 general elections and the following student body elections in central and state universities in which the major ruling party was dethroned by a secondary and a …