May 26, 2006Public Policy

When activities become unconstitutional

Doctor, heed thyself!

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Tis the age of competitive intolerance. And India’s kept prime minister had this to say about the boycott’ of Aamir Khan’s Fanaa in Gujarat.

Every citizen has the freedom of expression as long as he does not indulge in unconstitutional activities,” Singh said in reply to a question at a press conference here. [Chennai Online]

That is as it should be. The trouble is that he is remarkably nonchalant when it comes to applying this rule to his own government. Since when did the Indian constitution give the heads of a religious community oversight over the Censor Board?

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