Reform needed to protect free speech


FREEDOM of speech is the essential pillar of a democratic set-up and the life-blood of a free society. The right to question the government’s policies and priorities and propose alternative measures is necessary to check the expanding empire of executive power.

In addition to its importance for good governance, free speech is needed for civilisational progress in all fields of human endeavour. Free speech is also an aspect of individual fulfilment.

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Opinion , shad faruqi , free speech , constitution

   

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