Quote “If you think you have freedom of speech keep it with yourself. Freedom of speech is for the representatives of the people who sit in the parliament and legislature.”
I kid you not. Words of an educated man, well he claims to be and has the requisite certificates to back his claim, a shiv-sena supporter. (is there an oxymoron in the sentence back there? I know there is a moron!)
A few friends were discussing the latest orkut-sensation (this poor site seems to be hounded by some form of controversy or the other!) in office when a chap – working for a _BIG_ multinational giant no less said this! I am not sure which I should feel – outraged or upset. I am – both, in equal measure.
We live in a DEMOCRACY – or at least I hope we do.
“ I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”
The real issue here is not whether what is being said about a party/leader is true or not – whether it is justified or not. It is whether one, _anyone_, has the right to air such opinions!
And the answer to that is a resounding, unqualified, without a question, categorical, unequivocal - YES.
Or it should be.