Monday, August 24, 2009

Can anyone ban a citizen's thinking

[M Alan Kazlev has left a new comment on your post "The Mother & Sri Aurobindo have already accomplish...": Personally I feel that the Heehs biography, despite its shortcomings, does contain much of value. Savitri Era August 16, 2009]

[JD(U) chief says he disapproves ban on Jaswant's book Press Trust of India - ‎ STAFF WRITER 16:29 HRS IST
New Delhi, Aug 24 (PTI)
JD(U) President Sharad Yadav told reporters here. When asked to comment on the ban imposed by Gujarat government on Jaswant Singh's book 'Jinnah: India, Partition, Independence', Yadav said, "I don't want to talk about any individual state government. In a democracy, there should not be a ban on any kind of writing, speech and expression. I don't approve of the ban."When pressed further to comment on whether he approves the content of Singh's book, Yadav said, "who am I to make judgements.]

[As he put it in perspective — the contents of the book were merely his views that were formed after reading certain documents of the pre- and post-partition era. Singh's assertions make a lot of practical, and importantly, legal sense. Can anyone ban a citizen's thinking as long as he expresses them in exercise of his right to freedom of expression guaranteed under Article 19 of the Constitution? Jaswant an outcast for BJP, but his book must not be
Times of India - 24 August 2009,
Dhananjay Mahapatra‎‎]

Tusar N. Mohapatra, Ghaziabad, says: An Indian reprint of The Lives of Sri Aurobindo by Peter Heehs published originally by Columbia University Press has been prevented by instituting court cases against the author in Orissa, thus compromising right to freedom of expression. [TNM] 24 Aug, 2009 l 0245hrs IST

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