Is freedom of speech and expression being denied in India?
Do you feel there has been a drastic curb on the Indian citizen's right to freedom of speech in recent years? Share your views with others on this current topic.
As per the Constitution of India, all Indian citizens have the right to express their opinions or thoughts freely in the form of words, pictures, writings, etc. In the previous years, the mode of expression was through the word of mouth, cartoons and articles. But now the platform is wide and the social media has become a stone bench where a lot of people are discussing almost all the topics including the breaking news and trending topics on politics, media, movies, sports and all the other daily happenings in the form of statuses, articles, videos, memes and cartoons. Social media is nowadays used as a good platform to express the thoughts and opinions on an issue. On the other hand, some filmmakers use movies as a platform and convey their ideologies, social messages and opinions through short films and movies. A lot of medium is used by a common man to express his or her views.
But be it a social media post, a cartoon or any movie dialogue, if a common man expresses his or her thoughts and opinions regarding the Government or any social issues happening in the society, some political parties and politicians create controversies out of it and turn them into a big issue. Why is it so? Does the freedom of speech apply only to the Government?
Not everyone has the same views on an issue. The point of argument, opinions and the expressions vary from person to person. India is a democratic country and Indian citizens have the right to freedom of speech and expression.
Is it that freedom of speech is being denied in India? Is the right to speak still alive or dead? Should there be any restriction or limitations on freedom of speech? How effectively should a citizen utilize the right to freedom of speech and expression?
Express your opinions.