Friday, September 08, 2006

No Freedom of Speech in India

India's Constitution grants Freedom of Speech and Expession as a Fundamental Right. However, the Congress seems to believe that the Freedom applies only as long as nobody says anything against ruling party icons like "Mahatma" Gandhi.

Instead of countering arguments with arguments, the Congress Government Haryana Chief Minister Bhupendra Singh Hooda has decided to use muscle instead to suppress logical arguments.

Hooda's Government has ordered the seizure of every copy of the book exposing flaws in "Mahatma" Gandhi's life and work.

Do you still believe that India does in fact allow Free Speech ? I don't.

Hindustan Times reports:
Haryana to seize anti-Gandhi book
Press Trust of India
Chandigarh, September 8, 2006

The Haryana government has ordered seizure of every copy of a book on Mahatma Gandhi with immediate effect as it has some alleged derogatory references to the father of the nation.

The decision to "forfeit" the book Mahatma Gandhi: A Curse for Bharat, written by Anand Parkash Madan and published in English and Hindi by Vikalp Prakashan was taken after carefully going through it and finding "objectionable and derogatory" remarks about Gandhi, an official spokesman said on Friday.

It was also found that the book "tends to promote feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different communities", he said.

He said the action was taken under Section 95 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (power to declare publications forfeited and to search warrants for it) and a case would soon be registered against the author.

In the book, the word 'Mahatma' is defaced with a red line cutting right through it to show Madan does not agree with the appellation given to Gandhi by Rabindernath Tagore.

Gandhi had been portrayed as "anti-Hindu" in the book and the government took the decision following some complaints, the spokesman said.


At 11:53 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do not associate gandhi to the current congress party. he and sardar patel have suggested to scrap the congress party after we have achieved independence because they thoguht that INC(indian national congress) was founded to achieve independence only. but it was nehru who has insisted to continue it.

the congress party which is much worried about gandhi didnot even have article describing either his life or his struggle for independence ( i don't accept that it is only becoz of him we got independence, which is all together another topic for debate). if you go through the congress party's official website, all you would see are pictures of SONIAJI and interestingly there is link for RAJIV GANDHI and no one else not even his mother nor his grand father. any guesses????

dont believe in these pyschopant congress leaders neither BJP. both are coward and can do nothing for INDIA.


At 12:50 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry about banned books. World wide web will help us.

Truth eventually comes out. Everyone sang Ravan's prayer, but then Rama incarnated finally and truth came out.
In the process many sages were eaten by the followers of Ravan and similar things are happening now.

May the second freedom struggle of India being now. We want a svatantra bharat from azad-hindustaan now.

At 1:17 pm, Blogger Harsh Vardhan said...

excellent points.


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