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Uttam's Take: Whatever happened to Free Speech?

February 01, 2021 13:30 IST

Uttam Ghosh offers his take on the decisions by the Bharatiya Janata Party governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh to file cases against several senior journalists and asks what happened to Narendra Damodardas Modi's commitment to free speech as expressed in his August 24, 2012 tweet: 'As a common man, I join the protest against crackdown on freedom of speech! Have changed my DP. 'Sabko Sanmati De Bhagwan.' and his May 3, 2014 tweet: 'We have witnessed the horrors of Emergency when freedom of press &

freedom of expression were suppressed. It is a blot on our democracy.'