Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time to free the radio

The overwhelming response from readers to the reports, the editorial and opinion articles following the Supreme Court of India's decision to strike down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act, as unconstitutional in its entirety, is an affirmation of the idea of an interlocking public. The responses also proved that readers, as citizens, are concerned about the larger, legal and regulatory framework of our communication architecture. The constitutional guarantee of the freedom of expression is not the exclusive preserve of legal experts and professional journalists but a collective right that empowers and gives voice to every citizen of this country.