No govt can ignore treacherous acts: Sonia on webpage ban

UPA is facing flak for banning 300 webpages for offensive contents in wake of Assam violence.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 29, 2012 1:00:59 am

With the UPA regime facing flak for banning over 300 webpages for alleged offensive contents in the wake of the recent violence in Assam,Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday sought to justify the action,saying no government could ignore such “treacherous activities”.

Referring to the recent spurt of violence in Assam in her address to the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) meeting here,she said what happened in Mumbai,Bangalore and other parts of the country where talented and hard-working young men and women from the Northeast were subjected to “both physical and psychological assault” was painful and unacceptable. “Like all our citizens,they have every Constitutional right to study,work and live in any part of our country in complete safety and security. The strictest possible action must be taken against those who deliberately seek to divide us,incite and provoke people by their incendiary speeches and aggressive actions,” Sonia said.

“They have misused the social media for their hate-mongering causing havoc and spreading mass panic. No government can stand by and ignore such treacherous activities,” she added.

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