“Businessmen are fearful of speaking to us on the phone because our phones are being tapped... When I was the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, we used to do that to terrorists. You have reduced all of us to terrorists... Fear is not a good thing, especially in a democracy.” In a wide-ranging condemnation, senior Congress leader GHULAM NABI AZAD railed against the BJP government in the Rajya Sabha. He argued that freedom of speech and even freedom of doing business, language the government should appreciate, was being steadily eroded. It’s a familiar refrain from Azad.