...ramblings of a crazy mind
Friday, June 08, 2007
Cyber-cafes are being shut down? Owners and users are being physically assaulted? – honest – check any “Mumbai-based” newspaper – its sheer madness.

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.