Freedom of speech my ass!!!

20 Nov

“People like Bal Thackeray are born and die daily and one should not observe a bandh for that” .

Do these few words warrant the arrest of 2 teenage girls?

They do, according to some followers of the recently passed away leader.

In the past few months we have had incessant attacks on people sharing their opinion on social media platforms or print media.

Aseem trivedi, was arrested for his cartoons which “supposedly” depicted various national politicians/ symbols in bad light.

Politicians have had so many people arrested for comments and opinions against them. Are these people proud of what they do, throwing their weight around to catch innocent people expressing their opinion? Freedom of speech has become only for the namesake and all in power seem to be muffling all voices rising in disapproval.

What is wrong if people are not satisfied with the current state of the country, what is wrong if people accuse politicians of wrong doing. Every politician or government employee is valid to be scrutinized for his actions, comments and  opinions.

How can those who we appoint to run our nation stop us from expressing our displeasure? The country is headed towards a state of anarchy with every other leader exerting his will on the public.

And what can we do about it? Nothing, absolutely zero. Not that i am a pessimist but things have spiraled out of control and there is no one left to honestly serve the purpose of the people and the nation.

We all have started living with the aim to make our lives better with no concern for the effects of our actions. The corruption of politician is just the same story, just magnified with proportion to his reach into the pockets of others.

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