The constitution of India states that citizens have the right to free speech as long as it does not “undermine the sovereignty and integrity of India.”

The leftist student movement from Jawaharlal Nehru University has had many protests, but in a protest earlier this month, protesters shouted phrases like, “long live Pakistan” and voiced support to a terrorist who killed nine people at the Indian Parliament. Since the protest, at least three protestors have been arrested.

So the question remains, should freedom of speech be limited if it undermines the sovereignty of a government?

 

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