Dis­sent is democ­racy

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - All That Matters -

This is in ref­er­ence to Aakar Patel’s col­umn ‘Cases against PC, let­ter­writ­ing celebs show lib­er­ties are at risk’ (ATM, Oc­to­ber 6). In re­cent times, cases of in­tol­er­ance are on the rise where em­pow­ered prox­ies use their power to si­lence who­ever steps on the regime’s toes. Right to dis­sent is the hall­mark of a democ­racy and fram­ing charges of sedi­tion against cit­i­zens for voic­ing their con­cern will only strengthen in­tol­er­ance.

Gre­gory Fer­nan­des,

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