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Letter to BS: Right-thinking people must align for defending democracy

Some public-spirited people have even been killed allegedly for their fight against religion- and caste-based politics by bigoted vigilantes

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India's temple of democracy needs expansion

This refers to the editorial “Truth to power” (September 11). What is shocking about the ongoing blatant violation of our constitutionally-granted right to freedom of speech and expression is that all this is happening in a country that calls itself the biggest in the world. Artistes known for their liberal worldview are put behind bars by the police for lampooning leaders indulging in sectarian politics. Some public-spirited people have even been killed allegedly for their fight against religion- and caste-based politics by bigoted vigilantes. In this Stygian situation, all right-thinking people must align themselves to the cause of defending the and our right to speak fearlessly. They are inseparable and unavoidable for enduring peace and prosperity in the country.

Tarsem Singh, Hoshiarpur


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First Published: Wed, September 11 2019. 21:19 IST
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