Freedom of expression comes with responsibility. The responsibility to protect it from censorship.

Thursday Challenge – Communication, Technology…

All quotes are from an open letter to Dear Mr Sibal, here. (read the post, it will make you see why you are so right to be proud of being a part of this community)

You don’t have to believe that I have a right to post what I will on my profile as long as I follow the laws of the land and the platform I am using. But when you chose to become a leader in this constitutional democracy, you made the commitment to uphold everything written in its constitution, or if you change it, you follow due process.” http://aamjanata.com/unfreedoming-speech/ 

 

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A vibrant country that is able to use humor to make a point. I think this is better than slaps and shoes and burnt buses and what nots. Maybe it is time to laugh at a few of them, dislike a few and move on knowing that freedom of speech is not a popularity contest, but a matter of values” [http://aamjanata.com/unfreedoming-speech/]

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So a rioting mob is now the fault of some citizen of some other country on some other continent rather than those breaking laws right here. Why? You can’t govern what happens in the country? Why are they not expected, not assisted to learn to be legal? http://aamjanata.com/unfreedoming-speech/
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‘You don’t understand the magnitude of what you are throwing a tantrum for. You don’t understand what it is. You fail to see that social networking isn’t like television, but like conversations. It is way beyond censorship to monitor and edit interactions. You censoring them is as good as gagging me in the online world. And, frankly, I refuse to be gagged. From a person minding my own business, I will become a virtual rebel, but I will not allow another person to have power over every word I say. No matter what. It is as simple as that’ http://aamjanata.com/unfreedoming-speech/
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“Sachin Kalbag put it well: Dear Mr Sibal, it is YOU who are accountable to the people; we are NOT accountable to you. Now repeat 100 timeshttp://aamjanata.com/unfreedoming-speech/
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Pictures shared by the internet community while peacefully protesting against Kapil Sibal’s attempt to decide for Indian people what they find offensive and what hurts their sensibilities.

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