Debate: Is India facing an emergency-like situation?
New Delhi, Nov 5: In the last 72 hours, India witnessed two episodes--where voices of dissent faced stiff censorship from the Narendra Modi-led government.
First, when the leaders of opposition parties like Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal went to meet the family members of a retired soldier, who committed suicide over OROP, were detained by the Delhi Police.
In both these episodes, opposition political leaders and members of journalism fraternity stood together to raise their voices against suppression of "freedom of expression".
Those who opposed the government's attempts to stifle voices of dissent called it "shocking and authoritarian" and reminiscent of Emergency days.
On Saturday, the hashtag--Emergency--was trending on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Here we bring you few tweets:
Firmly worded Editors' Guild condemnation of ban on NDTVIndia. Correct to call it censorship, compare with Emergency pic.twitter.com/FDUU5myIBQ— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) November 4, 2016
Those Using the term " Emergency " so Casually- Do not Have any Knowledge of -What "Emergency" imposed by #Pappu 'a Grandmother was 🤔!!— Intolerant_Bull (@loosebool) November 5, 2016