Don’t let ‘mann ki baat’ turn into ‘maun ki baat’: Shashi Tharoor writes to PM Modi

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to take a public stand welcoming dissent and assure the country of his commitment to upholding freedom of expression.

Shashi Tharoor wrote to Modi protesting the case filed against 49 eminent people for their open letter to the Prime Minister expressing concern over what they called growing incidents of mob lynching in the country.

A case of sedition and breach of peace has been registered against historian Ramchandra Guha, filmmakers Adoor Gopalakrishnan and Anurag Kashyap among others for their July 23 letter at a police station in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.

Shashi Tharoor wrote on Monday that these people did the “right thing” in bringing the matter to his notice.

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