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Freedom of Speech was also Curtailed by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

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BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has said freedom of speech was also curtailed by India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1951. 

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What her actual statement was?

Meenakshi Lekhi  was  speaking in the Lok Sabha in the debate on intolerance where she slammed those who returned awards and said, ‘I would like to assure them that India is not becoming intolerant and there is absolutely no data to support this fact. In fact, all this atmosphere is sought to be created to malign the image of a democratic elected government and that is why I call them intellectual mercenaries, because they don’t bother about tarnishing the image of a democratic government.’

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She also blamed other parties by saying, ‘They don’t even know how they are affecting the relationships among communities and affecting India’s progress, she said. “The formula is simple, divide the majority community by caste and polarise the minorities in the name of religion.’