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Letter to BS: The move to take into custody activists has virtually failed

The brazen attempt by the government to imprison its critics reflects a fascist mindset that disregards civil rights

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Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India

The Maharashtra police’s move to take into custody some has virtually failed, with the observing that “dissent is the safety valve of democracy” and directing that these activists be kept under house arrest. Hitting a serious blow to the police as well as the Maharashtra government, the SC rightly questioned the arrests of the activists after a period of nine months since the Bhima-Koregaon incident. Without any tangible proof, the arrests raise suspicion about the ulterior motive of law enforcing agencies and the government.

Governments all over the world dislike critics and because such dissenters bring to light many misdeeds of those who control and misuse power. The brazen attempt by the government to imprison its critics reflects a fascist mindset that disregards This is clearly part of an orchestrated crackdown on political dissent.


S K Khosla Chandigarh

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First Published: Thu, August 30 2018. 21:22 IST
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