Thursday, December 8, 2011

Why Scandalous govt ready to gag your voice!

After recent verbal attempt of Minister Kapil Sibal to silence all dissenting voices, India too have come under category of Iran, Pakistan and China type authoritarian regime where citizens are not allow to differ from the govt.
It is a sick sign for a democracy, which is also heartily supported by media houses. The role of these media houses have been exposed as power broker in fixing ministers posts. Radiia tapes have already brought this fact to the public. Nevertheless such media houses and journalists continued to practice as they have been manipulating public opinion in favour of ruling party especially the ruling family.
But why this recent attempted to curtail common voices? This govt has been involved in unexplained serious scandals. For some of these scandals, few union ministers are facing criminal charges. However they got away with some of serious scandals including Black money and urban land allocations. While these scandals could have created regime changing uproar elsewhere, it was not worthy even for discussion in India as media managed the stage well for political families and government.
While european countries and tax heaven countries are ready to share information about the top money launderers, UPA govt fear to reveal it as it could expose its financiers. On social media some of old reports were leaked, which also included the black money accounts of Rajiv Gandhi. Further more the details and foreign relations of the ruling family was percolating through social media to the commoners.
This could have harmed the ever ruling dream of this family. Hence they deputed this headless minister named 'Kapil Sibal' on this task to curb all anti-family information from Social media and Internet! But will he succeed in doing so? Or citizen of India will not be fooled this time?
A big question mark on the future of freedom of speech and a free internet, however a lot depends up on our shoulders to defend the priceless freedom!

Inqualab Zindabad! Vande Mataram!!

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1 comment:

Dr Rita Pal said...

The west has limited free speech as well. The usual ways are as follows

1. Nominet [controller of domain UK names] is probably going to have powers to remove domain names with controversial material.

2. Bloggers continue to be hounded by either the police or the government. Cases in the UK include Bloggerheads amongst others. The European Commission has also taken a negative view of bloggers in general.

3.Critical material published by a website called solicitors from hell has been removed by order of the court.

4. Recently, bloggers and posters criticising a doctor were reported to the regulatory body in the UK. As a result, this is effectively a covert way of silencing individuals.

5. The police is regularly involved in taking down bloggers who are not toeing the party line. and there have been others who have fallen foul to this.

6. The other way is the misuse of mental health diagnoses as done in Russia. See Fixated Threat Assessment

I would say India has broadly more free speech than the UK. I suspect the Indian government is learning fairly bad habits through its western counterparts who wish to "Control the internet". As I pointed out on Twitter sometime ago, hackers have thought of a different solution to communication interference - that is to transfer the net to space.

I thought it best to outline the situation in the UK.

Rita Pal