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Archive for October 3rd, 2007

DJ in Delhi makes an innocuous joke about Gorkhas, feelings in Darjeeling and Siliguri are duly offended, violence erupts. The government, instead of prosecuting those who caused the violence in North Bengal, bans the radio channel for a week.

I don’t know what to say. Each time such a thing happens it makes me so angry. When will freedom ever be a real issue in India, something that neither a troublemaker will dare breach nor the government dare curtail, something that would actually matter in the elections?

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