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Curbs on Freedom?

Expressing one's opinion about the effects of Government policy seems to be a risky affair for writers in India! Anish Trivedi, a columnist for Mid-day was convicted by the special Prevention of Atrocities Act court on Thursday for making casteist comments in an editorial article written for the Mumbai tabloid in 2006.

The author has been handed over a sentence of six month's jail term and Rs. 25000/- fine for blaming the reservation policy for the bad condition of government offices!

Read about it here.

IMHO..psst psst ....come over and lets talk it over a cup of coffee, while we are still free to do so!

5 comments:

BK Chowla, said...

Trust me, I fear coming back to1975.
Internal political situation is no better than 1975.
God help

seadog4227 said...

What if he is right?

Gopinath Mavinkurve said...

BK Chowlaji - This is 1975 of a different kind - just dont care for any thing and do your own thing! A dangerous kind that nobody knows how to deal with apparently!

Gopinath Mavinkurve said...

@seadog4227 - absolutely - that is precisely the point!

Kapil Gosain said...

No wonder people are scared to speak and accept the truth.
However is a fundamental right of speech not above the other laws which phrobit caste based remarks?

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