The curtailment of an individual writer or author's freedom of speech and expression should never be lightly viewed. Any person who feels that his good name is being tarnished is entitled to vindicate himself by filing for damages. But to gag the press is illogical.
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday condemned the anti-national protests at the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus, saying that such activities would not be tolerated in the name of freedom of speech. Shah further criticised Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for supporting the incident and asked that what more anti-India proof was required when students were shouting slogans like ‘har ghar me afzal honge', 'bharat tere tukkde honge’. He further said the Congress Party should make their stand clear as supporting such activities clearly indicated disrespect for the nation’s martyrs.
Kanpur, Feb 14 (ANI): Film and television Institute of India (FTII) Chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Sunday openly said that any activities highlighting anti-national feeling will not be tolerated. Chauhan added that freedom of speech is a right in India but it does not mean that one can say anything and it would be accepted. He further said that the investigation is on and the innocents should not worry. He further attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to JNU, saying that it was a mere step to politicise the issue,