A 21 years old Mumbai Girl(Shaheen Dhada) and her friend (Renu Srinivasan)was held by cops for Facebook status update expressing her view against Bandh after Balasaheb’s death and her friend arrested for liking her status. Reportedly,one of local Sena leaders filed a complaint claiming this statement of the girl as ‘hurting religious sentiment’!
Shiv Sena supporters thereafter vandalized the clinic of the girl’s uncle.The girls were later released on bail of Rs 15000 each.The incident brought immense criticisms for the Sena and the police but both girls and their family have apologized for the incident,n the contrary.
‘Freedom of Speech’ which is a right of every Indian, is probably only for the hardliner political leaders who can readily ‘threaten to throw out people from different states of India or following different religion’ and not for the common people !
Political Leaders and their family members or their party workers take it too personal when a common man voices out his/her opinion which might criticize the leader or his/her family ! They punish commoners for being commoners, for daring to utilize the power of ‘freedom of speech’ by voicing out their opinion ! Come on ‘Mango People’, the ‘Aam Admi’ , by now you must understand ‘Freedom of Speech’ requires you to get an ‘Anticipatory Bail’ along with if you dare to speak against any leader. It was your fault you made a leader and he/she hates criticisms! 🙁